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DEATH OF MRS NANCY-BIRD WALTON

Senator Parry, at the request of Senator Nash and pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 338—That the Senate—

 (a) notes the sad passing of Mrs Nancy-Bird Walton who died at the age of 93 on 13 January 2009;

 (b) notes and commends her significant and inspirational achievements as an aviation pioneer in Australia;

 (c) pays tribute to her service to Australian aviation including through the foundation of the Australian Women Pilots' Association and her longstanding support for the Royal Flying Doctor Service; and

 (d) expresses its sincere condolences and profound sympathy to her family and loved ones.

Question put and passed.