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    18   DEATHS OF LANCE CORPORAL MERVYN JOHN MCDONALD AND PRIVATE NATHANAEL JOHN AUBREY GALAGHER

Mr Swan (Acting Prime Minister) referred to the deaths of Lance Corporal Mervyn John McDonald and Private Nathanael John Aubrey Galagher, and moved—That the House record its deep regret at the deaths on 30 August 2012, of Lance Corporal Mervyn John McDonald and Private Nathanael John Aubrey Galagher while on combat operations in Afghanistan, and place on record its appreciation of their service to their country and tender its profound sympathy to their families and friends in their bereavement.

Mr Abbott (Leader of the Opposition) seconded the motion, and Mr S. F. Smith (Minister for Defence) and Mr Robert addressed the House in support thereof.

All Members present having risen, in silence—

Debate adjourned (Mr Albanese—Leader of the House), and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for a later hour this day.

Mr Albanese, by leave, moved—That the order of the day be referred to the Federation Chamber for debate.

Question—put and passed.