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Tuesday, 19 August 1980
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Mr MALCOLM FRASER (Wannon) (Prime Minister) - Mr Speaker, I inform the House of the deaths since the House last met of Mr Ron Davies, Mr Arthur Greenup, Mr Ted Peters and Mr Len Reynolds, former Australian Labor Party members of this House, and a former Labor senator, Senator Bill Morrow. I move:

That this House expresses its deepest regret at the deaths of Ronald Davies, a member of this House for the electoral division of Braddon from 1 958 to 1 975;. Arthur Edward Greenup, a member of this House for the electoral division of Dalley from 1953 to 19S5; Edward William Peters, a member of this

House for the electoral division of Burke from 1949 to 1955 and the electoral division of Scullin from 1955 to 1969; Leonard James Reynolds, a member of this House for the electoral division of Barton from 1958 to 1966 and from 1969 to 1975; and William Morrow, a senator for the State of Tasmania from 1947 to 1953; places on record its appreciation of their long and meritorious public service; and tenders its sympathy to their families in their bereavement.

I extend my sincere sympathy to the families of these former colleagues of mine and other members of this House. Many people pass through this Parliament and we are now remembering a number of them who served in the Parliament many years ago. Very few current members of the Parliament would have been here through the span of service of all four members. The honourable member for Hindmarsh (Mr Clyde Cameron) might have been and I think I was here during the time of all but one of the honourable niembers who have now died. It is easy to forget the service of people who have been members of the House of Representatives or the Senate in earlier years. At this point it is fitting that we should remember members who have served their parties and their country with distinction according to their own lights and principles. I commend to the House the motion that I have just moved in respect of the former members of this Parliament.

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