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DEATH OF MR OLOF PALME-PRIME MINISTER OF SWEDEN

The President informed the Senate of the death, on 1 March 1986, of Mr Olof Palme, Prime Minister of Sweden.

The Leader of the Government (Senator Button), by leave, moved-That the Senate expresses its deep regret at the death, on 1 March 1986, of Mr Olof Palme, Prime Minister of Sweden, condemns the brutal act which took his life and tenders its profound sympathy to his widow and the members of his family and to the Government and people of Sweden.

The motion having been supported and all Senators present having stood, in silence-

Question-passed.