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Monday, 18 June 2001
Page: 27691


Mr LEO McLEAY (1:54 PM) —Last Thursday, 14 June, was the anniversary of the death of our former colleague Greg Wilton. Members might recall that there were a lot of things said in this House on Greg's death and it affected most of us quite considerably. On the Wednesday prior to last Thursday, my friend Anthony Byrne, who was also a close friend of Greg's, drew to my attention the fact that one of the local councils in Greg's former electorate was naming a skate and bike park after him. I thought that was a very good memorial to Greg because he was a person who was very interested in programs for young people. Sadly, since Greg's passing, we have seen the passing of another colleague on the other side of the House—that is, Mr Nugent, the member for Aston. He was a highly thought of member of this place as well. Mr Speaker, it struck me that we might consider—and you, with the President, might give consideration to it—naming courtyards or features around this place after our colleagues who have died in office. It would only relate to people who served in this building. It might go some way to reminding us all to be a little kinder to each other. It might also remind us all, when we pass those areas, that we too are all very mortal.