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DEATH OF FORMER SENATOR THE HONOURABLE DAME ANNABELLE RANKIN, D.B.E

The President informed the Senate of the death, on 30 August 1986, of former Senator the Honourable Dame Annabelle Jane Mary Rankin, D.B.E.

The Leader of the Government (Senator Button), by leave, moved-That the Senate expresses its deep regret at the death, on 30 August 1986, of the Honourable Dame Annabelle Jane Mary Rankin, D.B.E., Senator for the State of Queensland from 1947 to 1971, and a Minister of the Crown from 1966 to 1971, places on record its appreciation of her long and meritorious public service and tenders its profound sympathy to her sister in her bereavement.

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

Question-passed.