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Thursday, 21 February 1985
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Mr SINCLAIR (Leader of the National Party of Australia) —On behalf of the National Party, I, too, extend my congratulations to Joan Child. Being Chairman of Committees is an onerous responsibility. It is one that I know she has borne with considerable distinction as the first lady to occupy that position. The position has brought great dignity to her and she enhances this place with her own dignity. I commend her and congratulate her on her election and I wish her well. To Clarrie Millar, I extend my condolences, but I assure him that we look forward to serving under him as a Deputy Chairman of Committees nonetheless, because I have no doubt that both honourable members would have administered their responsibilities in an equally dispassionate way.