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11    Death of Former Member the Honourable James (Jim) Joseph Carlton, AO

The President informed the Senate of the death, on 24 December 2015, of the Honourable James (Jim) Joseph Carlton, AO, a former minister and member of the House of Representatives for the division of Mackellar from 1977 to 1994.

The Leader of the Government in the Senate (Senator Brandis), by leave, moved—That the Senate records its deep regret at the death, on 24 December 2015, of the Honourable James (Jim) Joseph Carlton, AO, former minister and member for Mackellar, places on record its appreciation of his long and highly distinguished service to the nation and tenders its profound sympathy to his family in their bereavement.

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

Question passed.