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DEATH OF FORMER SENATOR THE HONOURABLE DOUGLAS BARR SCOTT

The President informed the Senate of the death, on 12 March 2012, of the Honourable Douglas Barr Scott, a senator for the state of New South Wales in 1970 and from 1974 to 1985, and during this time a chairman of committees and acting President of the Senate.

The Parliamentary Secretary for School Education and Workplace Relations (Senator Collins), by leave, moved—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.

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

Question passed.

At 3.45 pm—