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DEATH OF FORMER MEMBER THE HONOURABLE RALPH JAMES DUNNET HUNT, AO

The Deputy President (Senator Ferguson) informed the Senate of the death, on 22 May 2011, of the Honourable Ralph James Dunnet Hunt, AO, a former minister and member of the House of Representatives for the division of Gwydir from 1969 to 1989.

The Leader of the Government in the Senate (Senator Evans), by leave, moved—That the Senate records its deep regret at the death, on 22 May 2011, of the Honourable Ralph James Dunnet Hunt, AO, former federal minister and member for Gwydir, and places on record its appreciation of his long and meritorious public service and tenders its profound sympathy to his family in their bereavement.

The motion was supported and all senators present stood in silence—

Question passed.