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Death of Sir Alan Carmody, C.B.E.



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PRIME MINISTER

FOR PRESS 12 APRIL 1978

DEATH OF SIR ALAN CARMODY, C.B.E.

Mr Speaker, I was shocked to hear the very sad news of the death this morning of Sir Alan Carmody, C.B.E., head of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, and Secretary to Cabinet.

I have decided to take the unusual step of mentioning this sad occasion in the House because Sir Alan was so well known to members of both sides of the House. Sir Alan served as a Permanent Head under the last five governments, and he was one of Australia's most senior and most respected public

servants. He carried a very heavy burden of office which he performed with singular distinction, energy and humour.

I have extended my deepest sympathy to Lady Carmody and her five children. And I know that honourable members on both sides of the House would want me to join them in this expression of deepest regret at Sir Alan's passing.

We will all long remember him.