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Wednesday, 15 May 2013
Page: 3434


Mr STEPHEN JONES (Throsby) (19:01): I did not know the Hon. Ian Wilson personally, but I certainly knew him by reputation and by the history of his family. It is a great privilege for me to have sat and listened to the contributions of the honourable members in this debate, particularly—at the risk of singling one out—that of the father of the House, the member for Berowra. It is never appropriate for anyone to say that they enjoyed a condolence debate, but it is certainly a great thing for me, as a relatively new parliamentarian, to sit and listen to the stories and histories of those who have come before us. As parliamentarians I think we are enriched by learning about the lives of the stories of those who preceded us, whatever the political party they have come from, or none. What can be said about an individual can certainly be said about the entire parliament.