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Friday, 30 October 1964

Senator KENNELLY (Victoria) .- It is not my intention to delay the Committee at any length. I have had the honour to know Mr. Eugene Gorman for a long period, and it gives me very great pleasure to learn what he has done for this industry and the very great interest that he has displayed in it. 1 met him recently in London, and in the course of conversation I said to him :"How are things?" He replied: "I think I have sold Australia's dried fruits at such a price that I am liable to get into trouble". Having known him for years, I thought then that if anyone could get in and out of trouble it was this man.

I regret that he desires to retire. The years have treated him very well, and if he persists in his attitude Australia will lose a wonderful servant and one who has rendered excellent service to an industry that has been more or less up and down, if I may use that term, for many years. I. rose only to say how pleased I am with his work. I hope that before the time comes next year when he has stated that he will retire he will have given his decision further consideration. I know of no other industry in this country which needs a man of Mr. Gorman's selling ability. With that I close, expressing delight at the work that Mr. Gorman has done,

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