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Tuesday, 28 September 2010
Page: 39

Mr WINDSOR (6:17 PM) —On behalf of the cross-benchers I would like to extend the sympathies of the electorates that we represent and join with others in this condolence motion. I think on a day like today when we are celebrating democracy, we can really feel for the families of these five young men who were there defending democracy and representing this nation. I have a saying that I use from time to time which I think may be somewhat appropriate to both occasions. It is that the world is run by those who turn up. We think we turn up—and we do to influence the world around us and to determine policy et cetera—but these young men really turned up for the thing that we represent and what they and our governments have believed is worth fighting and dying for. I do pay my personal respects and the respects of all our constituents to the families of these five young soldiers.

The SPEAKER —Order! As a mark of respect I invite honourable members to rise in their places.

Honourable members having stood in their places—

The SPEAKER —I thank honourable members.

Debate (on motion by Mr Albanese) adjourned.