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Wednesday, 28 September 1927

Senator NEEDHAM (Western Australia) . - I second the motion so feelingly moved by the Acting Leader of the Senate, and on behalf of honorable senators on this side of the chamber endorse the sentiments expressed by him. It is truly sad that on this, the first day of our meeting in the new Parliament House for the despatch of public business, we should have occasion to "place on record the loss of an esteemed colleague. The late Senator McHugh was an ardent worker, and his death is a loss to Australia, and particularly to the party of which he was a very active member. At the age of 89 years - in the prime of life - after very few years workin this Parliament, he has been called away. I venture to say that had he been spared he would have given a good account of himself in the public life of Australia. Our sympathies, as the Acting Leader of the Senate has said, go out to his widow and son, and our hope is that He who is the Arbiter of all our destinies will sustain them and give them strength to bear their trials. The late senator practically died in Harness ; when death came he was doing the nation's work as a member of an important committee of this Parliament I endorse the sentiment expressed by the Minister, and sincerely regret the decease of an able colleague.

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