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Wednesday, 29 April 1942


Senator McLEAY (South Australia) (Leader of the Opposition) . - I desire to associate the Opposition with the sentiments expressed by the Leader of the Senate (Senator Collings) in relation tothe late ex-Senator Daly. As I was in Adelaide at the time of his death, I had the opportunity to pay my last respects to his memory, and I was pleased to see that the Government was also represented at his funeral by another ex-senator, Mr. " Mick " O'Halloran. I agree with the Leader of the Senate that the death of ex-Senator Daly at the early age of 50 years was a tragic loss. He worked hard, accomplished a great deal, and. showed outstanding courage and energy in times of adversity. He had .a humble beginning, having been associated as an office boy with the late ex-Senator Sir Josiah Symon, another distinguished South Australian. Being in humble circumstances, he had to attend' night school in order to qualify for the profession he was anxious to follow. He was recognized as an outstanding authority in the arbitration courts, and was known throughout Australia by the skill with which he conducted cases on behalf of the employees, the class whom he represented in his professional capacity as well as in his political life. I am sure that a great number of friends of the late ex-senator, who had followed his early career and had had an opportunity to judge the good work he had done, were very grieved to learn of his death. As. the Leader of the Senate has said, he has left a widow and a young family of five, including a son who is serving in the Army. We feel deeply for his widow and relatives in their bereavement.







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