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DEATH OF FORMER PRIME MINISTER (THE RIGHT HONOURABLE SIR JOHN GORTON)

Mr Howard (Prime Minister) referred to the death of Sir John Gorton, and moved—That the House records its deep regret at the death on 19 May 2002 of the Right Honourable Sir John Grey Gorton, GCMG, AC, CH, former Senator for Victoria, Member for Higgins, Federal Minister and Prime Minister, and places on record its appreciation of his long and highly distinguished service to the nation and tenders its profound sympathy to his family in their bereavement.

Mr Crean (Leader of the Opposition) having seconded the motion, and Mr Anderson (Leader of the National Party of Australia) and other Members having addressed the House in support thereof, and all Members present having risen, in silence—

Question—passed.