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Thursday, 15 March 2012
Page: 1898

Senator JACINTA COLLINS (VictoriaManager of Government Business in the Senate and Parliamentary Secretary for School Education and Workplace Relations) (15:38): By leave—I move:

That the Senate records its deep regret at the death, on 12 March 2012, of the Honourable Douglas Barr Scott, former Senator for New South Wales in 1970 and from 1974 to 1985, former Deputy President of the Senate from 1978 to 1979 and former Federal Minister for Special Trade Representations from 1979 to 1980, places on record its appreciation of his long and meritorious public service and tenders its profound sympathy to his family in their bereavement.

Throughout his 15-year career in politics, Senator Douglas Barr Scott contributed in a wide variety of roles. I am sure those who knew him, and I believe that Senator Nash did know Senator Scott, will be best placed to make a more in-depth and personal contribution than I can. I can, however, acknowledge his significant contribution to the Senate and to public life in Australia through his involvement in the federal parliament. On behalf of the government, I extend to his wife, Pamela, and his family our sincere sympathy in their bereavement.