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Monday, 28 October 1996
Page: 4567


Senator SHORT —I give notice that, on the next day of sitting, I shall move:

That the Senate—

(a)   notes, with sadness, the death on 24 October 1996 of Sir Roland Wilson KBE, Kt, CBE, Bachelor of Commerce, Doctor of Philosophy (Oxford), Doctor of Philosophy (Chicago), Hon LLD (Tas), Hon FASSA;

(b)   acknowledges with deep gratitude Sir Roland's magnificent contribution to Australia in peace and war in a wide range of capacities throughout a distinguished career of unsurpassed public service, including as Commonwealth Statistician, in the establishment of the Commonwealth Department of Labour and National Service, and as Secretary to the Commonwealth Treasury, Chairman of Qantas and Chairman of the Commonwealth Banking Corporation; and

(c)   expresses its sympathy to his wife, Joyce, at Sir Roland's passing.