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The President informed the Senate of the death, on 1 August 1986, of former Senator Sydney Ambrose Negus.

The Leader of the Government (Senator Button), by leave, moved-That the Senate expresses its deep regret at the death, on 1 August 1986, of Sydney Ambrose Negus, Senator for the State of Western Australia from 1971 to 1974, places on record its appreciation of his long and meritorious public service and tenders its profound sympathy to his widow and the members of his family in their bereavement.

The motion having been supported, and all Senators present having stood, in silence-