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Thursday, 21 November 1996
Page: 7276


Mr TED GRACE(3.09 p.m.) —I would like to be associated with the remarks of the Minister for Finance (Mr Fahey) and I echo his words. I first met Senator Naughten on a visit to the old country some years ago. I found him to be a very sensitive man. In spite of the fact that he probably never really made the big time in Irish politics, he nevertheless was a great spokesman for his representatives, the small farming community, and was a spokesman on health matters. He was also prominent when he led a delegation of the Irish parliament to Australia recently. His death, as the minister indicates, was a great sadness to us all. I want to be associated with the words of the Minister for Finance.


Mr SPEAKER —I thank the member for Fowler. Whilst this is not a formal condolence motion, I understand that the honourable member for Ballarat would like to make a few remarks as well.