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Mr Howard (Prime Minister), by leave, moved—That this House:

(a)   expresses its shock at the tragic and violent shooting that took place at Port Arthur, Tasmania, on Sunday, 28 April 1996;

(b)   extends its deepest sympathy to the families and friends of those killed and injured;

(c)   urges all governments to work cooperatively in response to issues raised by this tragedy; and

(d)   requests the Speaker to convey the terms of this resolution and the sincere wishes of this House to those families affected by this enormous tragedy, to the community of Port Arthur, and to the people of Tasmania.

Debate ensued.

All Members present having risen, in silence—

Question—put and passed.