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Thursday, 11 April 1957

Mr J R FRASER - by leave - I want to add a few words to the expressions of goodwill that have already been extended to Mr. Campbell. I pay tribute to him as a member of this community, as one with whom I have been associated in various ways for the past ten years, as one for whom I have the greatest respect, and as one whose friendship I enjoy. Mr. Campbell has brought lustre to the profession of journalism. 1 had the privilege of being associated with him in the days when he was an active member of the Canberra Division of the Australian Journalists' Association, and I know that the members of the division much appreciated the value of his thoughts on the problems that were then confronting them.

Mr. Campbellhas been a true friend of every member of this House and of every member of the Senate. I admit that in earlier centuries it would have been most unusual for a Fraser to pay any kind of a tribute to a Campbell, but between this Fraser and the Campbell we are honouring there has always existed, and I hope there always will exist, a feeling of friendship.

It is true that the select committee on "' Hansard ", of which I was a member, made the decision to establish a daily " Hansard ", but it was on Mr. Campbell that the task fell of organizing and preparing for the production of the daily " Hansard " which has become a part of the life of this Parliament.

It seems to me that Mr. Campbell is far too young to retire from his position. That is clear on the face of it, as it were. I hope that the years that lie ahead will be years of pleasure and prosperity for him, and that the community will continue to profit from his activities in many spheres, including his great work for his church.

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