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DEATH OF FORMER SENATOR JEAN ISOBELLE MELZER, OAM

The Deputy President (Senator Parry) informed the Senate of the death, on 18 June 2013, of Jean Isobelle Melzer, OAM, a senator for the state of Victoria from 1974 to 1981.

The Parliamentary Secretary for School Education and Workplace Relations (Senator Collins), by leave, moved—That the Senate records its deep regret at the death, on 18 June 2013, of Jean Isobelle Melzer, OAM, former senator for Victoria, places on record its appreciation of her long and meritorious public service and tenders its profound sympathy to her family in their bereavement.

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

Question passed.