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DEATH OF FORMER PRIME MINISTER, THE RIGHT HONOURABLE FRANCIS MICHAEL FORDE

The President informed the Senate of the death, on 28 January 1983, of former Prime Minister the Right Honourable Francis Michael Forde.

The Leader of the Government (Senator Button) moved-That the Senate expresses its deep regret at the death, on 28 January 1983, of the Right Honourable Francis Michael Forde, a former Member of the House of Representatives for the Division of Capricornia from 1922 to 1946 and a former Prime Minister and Minister of the Crown, places on record its appreciation of his long and meritorious public service and tenders its profound sympathy to his family in their bereavement.

And the motion having been supported by the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Chaney)-

Motion agreed to.