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DEATH OF FORMER MEMBER (THE HON. K. E. NEWMAN)—MOTION OF CONDOLENCE

The order of the day having been read for the resumption of the debate on the motion of Mr Howard (Prime Minister) (seeentry No. 10)—That this House expresses its deep regret at the death on Saturday, 17 July 1999, of Kevin Eugene Newman, AO, Member of the House of Representatives for the Division of Bass in the State of Tasmania from 1975 until 1984, and Minister for Administrative Services from 1980 until 1983, Minister Assisting the Minister for Defence from 1980 until 1982, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister in Federal Affairs and Minister for Productivity from 1979 until 1980, Minister for National Development from 1977 until 1979, Minister for the Environment, Housing and Community Development from 1976 until 1977 and Minister for Repatriation from 1975 until 1976, places on record its appreciation of his long and meritorious public service, and tenders its profound sympathy to his family in their bereavement—

Debate resumed.

All Members present having risen, in silence—

Question—passed.