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Wednesday, 29 April 1942


Senator COLLINGS (QueenslandMinister for the Interior) - It is with deep regret that I inform honorable senators of the death in Adelaide on the 13th April last of the Honorable John Joseph Daly, a former senator and Minister of the Crown. I feel the passing of my friend as a great personal loss. I "worked with him before I entered this Parliament. I well remember that, during the election campaign which resulted in his election to the Senate in 192S, i toured South Australia with him, and our association was of the happiest nature. It is tragic that he leaves his family and friends at the comparatively early age of 50 years. Mr. Daly, who was the eon of one of the foundation members of the South Australian Society of 'Carpenters and Joiners, was born at Thebarton, South Australia, and he received his early education at the Christian Brothers College and the Adelaide University. Taking up a legal career, Mr. Daly became managing clerk, and later a partner of Mr. W. J. Denny, specializing in industrial law. He was president of the South Australian Branch of the Australian Labour Party, and a member of the Federal Australian Labour Party Executive for many years: He was elected to the Senate for South Australia in 192S, and became Leader of the Opposition in June, 1929. During the term of office of the Scullin Labour Government, he held the positions of Leader of the Senate, Vice-President of the Executive Council, Minister in charge of Development and Migration, and Minister in charge of the Council for Scientific and Industrial

Research. From the 4th February to the 3rd March, 1931, he was Minister for Defence, and from the 26th June, 1931, until the 6th January, 1932, he held the position of Honorary Minister. During the absence of the then AttorneyGeneral at Geneva, Mr. Daly acted as Attorney-General. I move -

That the Senate expresses its deep regret at the death of the Honorable John Joseph Daly, a former member of the Senate and Commonwealth Minister, places on record its appreciation of his meritorious public service, and tenders its profound sympathy to his widow and family in their bereavement.







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