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DEATH OF FORMER MEMBER THE HONOURABLE LIONEL FROST BOWEN, AC

The President informed the Senate of the death, on 1 April 2012, of the Honourable Lionel Frost Bowen, AC, a former Deputy Prime Minister, minister and member of the House of Representatives for the division of Kingsford-Smith from 1969 to 1990.

Senator Faulkner, by leave and at the request of the Leader of the Government in the Senate (Senator Evans), moved—That the Senate records its deep regret at the death, on 1 April 2012, of the Honourable Lionel Frost Bowen, AC, former member for Kingsford-Smith, places on record its appreciation of his long and meritorious public service and tenders its profound sympathy to his family in their bereavement.

The motion was supported and all senators present stood in silence—

Question passed.