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Thursday, 11 October 1984
Page: 2106

Mr FISHER —I give notice that, on the next day of sitting, I shall move, and the honourable member for Dawson (Mr Braithwaite) will second:

That this House-

(1) notes that-

(a) on Friday 5 October 1984 this House praised the outstanding achievements of Australians Tim Macartney-Snape and Greg Mortimer who reached the top of the world's highest mountain Mt Everest, the first climbers to do so without oxygen, and

(b) less than a week later, the tragic loss suffered by a combined Australian- New Zealand team in pursuit of the same achievement, and

(2) extends to the family and friends of Dr William From of Brisbane and Mr Craig Nottle of Melbourne its sincere sympathy and mourns their loss and praises their courage as they dared to meet this great challenge.

Mr Sinclair-Mr Speaker, this motion is one that might be accepted and passed by the House with little debate. I am sure that, because of the character of it, it would receive universal approval from this place.

Mr SPEAKER —Perhaps we could complete notices of motion before we consider this matter. The Leader of the National Party indicated that it would require little debate.

Mr John Brown-I would gladly accede to that request.