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9       Death of former senator the Honourable Jocelyn Margaret Newman, AO

The President informed the Senate of the death, on 1 April 2018, of the Honourable Jocelyn Margaret Newman, AO, a senator for the state of Tasmania from 1986 to 2002.

The Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate (Senator Fifield), by leave, moved—That the Senate records its deep sorrow at the death, on 1 April 2018, of the Honourable Jocelyn Newman, AO, former senator for Tasmania and Minister for Social Security, Minister for Family and Community Services and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Status of Women in the Howard Government, places on record its gratitude for her long service to the Parliament and the nation, and tenders its profound sympathy to her family in their bereavement.

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

Question passed.