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The Deputy-President (Senator Hamer) informed the Senate of the death, on 5 August 1986, of former Senator Arthur George Poyser.

The Leader of the Government (Senator Button), by leave, moved-That the Senate expresses its deep regret at the death, on 5 August 1986, of Arthur George Poyser, Senator for the State of Victoria from 1966 to 1975, 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-