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9       Death of former senator Mary Shirley Walters

The President informed the Senate of the death, on 18 June 2017, of Mary Shirley Walters, a senator for the state of Tasmania from 1975 to 1993.

The Leader of the Government in the Senate (Senator Brandis), by leave, moved—That the Senate records its deep sorrow at the death, on 18 June 2017, of Mary Shirley Walters, former senator for Tasmania, places on record its appreciation of her service to the Parliament and the nation and tenders its profound sympathy to her family in their bereavement.

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

Question passed.