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Monday, 29 October 2012
Page: 8115


Senator CHRIS EVANS (Western AustraliaMinister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research and Leader of the Government in the Senate) (10:01): I seek leave to move a motion relating to the death of Corporal Scott James Smith.

Leave granted.

Senator CHRIS EVANS: I move:

That the Senate records its deep sorrow at the death, on 21 October 2012, of Corporal Scott James Smith, while on combat operations in Afghanistan, places on record its appreciation of his service to our country, and tenders its profound sympathy to his family, friends and colleagues in their bereavement.

The PRESIDENT: I ask senators to stand in silence to signify their assent to the motion.

Honourable senators having stood in their places—

Question agreed to.