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    17   DEATHS OF PRIVATE NATHAN BEWES, TROOPER JASON BROWN, PRIVATE TOMAS DALE, PRIVATE GRANT KIRBY AND LANCE CORPORAL JARED MACKINNEY

Ms Gillard (Prime Minister) referred to the deaths of Private Nathan Bewes, Trooper Jason Brown, Private Tomas Dale, Private Grant Kirby and Lance Corporal Jared MacKinney, and moved—That the House record its deep regret at the deaths of Private Nathan Bewes, Trooper Jason Brown, Private Tomas Dale, Private Grant Kirby and Lance Corporal Jared MacKinney while on combat operations in Afghanistan and places on record its appreciation of their service to our country and tenders its profound sympathy to their families and friends in their bereavement.

Mr Abbott (Leader of the Opposition) having seconded the motion, Mr S. F. Smith (Minister for Defence), Mr Robert and Mr Windsor having addressed the House in support thereof, and all Members present having risen, in silence—

Debate adjourned (Mr Albanese—Leader of the House), and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.