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DEATH OF CAPTAIN BRYCE DUFFY, CORPORAL ASHLEY BIRT AND LANCE CORPORAL LUKE GAVIN

The Leader of the Government in the Senate (Senator Evans), by leave, moved—

 (1) That the Senate records its deep sorrow at the death, on 29 October 2011, of Captain Bryce Duffy, while on combat operations in Afghanistan, places on record its appreciation of his service to our country, and tenders its profound sympathy to his family and friends in their bereavement.

 (2) That the Senate records its deep sorrow at the death, on 29 October 2011, of Corporal Ashley Birt, while on combat operations in Afghanistan, places on record its appreciation of his service to our country, and tenders its profound sympathy to his family and friends in their bereavement.

 (3) That the Senate records its deep sorrow at the death, on 29 October 2011, of Lance Corporal Luke Gavin, while on combat operations in Afghanistan, places on record its appreciation of his service to our country, and tenders its profound sympathy to his family and friends in their bereavement.

The motions were supported and all senators present stood in silence—

Question passed.