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Tuesday, 10 May 2011
Page: 2086


Senator LUDWIG (QueenslandMinister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Manager of Government Business in the Senate and Minister Assisting the Attorney-General on Queensland Floods Recovery) (15:32): by leave—I inform the Senate that on Thursday, 5 May 2011, the last known allied veteran of World War I, Mr Claude Choules, passed away at the age of 110.

The DEPUTY PRESIDENT: I understand it is the wish of the Senate to observe a minute's silence to mark the passing of Mr Claude Choules. I ask all senators to stand as a mark of respect to the deceased.

Honourable senators having stood in their places—