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Senator Townley, pursuant to Notice of Motion not objected to as a Formal Motion, moved-That the Senate-

(a) aware that it will be poorer by the absence of Peter Rae, who until a short time ago was a Senator from Tasmania and held in very high regard by most members of this Chamber; and

(b) conscious of the excellent vote that ex-Senator Rae received in the Tasmanian State elections on 8 February 1986, which was second only to that of the Premier of Tasmania,

congratulates Mr Rae and wishes him good fortune in his political career.

Question-put and passed.