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DEATH OF THE HONOURABLE MR JUSTICE MURPHY, Q.C

The President informed the Senate of the death, on 21 October 1986, of the Honourable Mr Justice Lionel Keith Murphy, Q.C., a former Senator for New South Wales.

The Leader of the Government (Senator Button), by leave, moved-That the Senate expresses its deep regret at the death, on 21 October 1986, of the Honourable Mr Justice Lionel Keith Murphy, Q.C., Senator for the State of New South Wales from 1962 to 1975, Leader of the Opposition in the Senate from 1967 to 1972, Leader of the Government in the Senate and a Minister of the Crown from 1972 to 1975, and a Justice of the High Court of Australia from 1975, places on record its appreciation of his long and meritorious public service and tenders its profound sympathy to his widow and the members of his family in their bereavement.

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

Question-passed.