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9       Death of former member the Honourable Wallace Clyde (Wal) Fife

The President informed the Senate of the death, on 16 November 2017, of the Honourable Wallace Clyde (Wal) Fife, a former minister and member of the House of Representatives for the divisions of Farrer, from 1975 to 1984, and Hume, from 1984 to 1993.

The Leader of the Government in the Senate (Senator Brandis), by leave, moved—That the Senate records its sorrow at the death, on 16 November 2017, of the Honourable Wallace Clyde (Wal) Fife, former Minister for Aviation, Minister for Education, Minister for Business and Consumer Affairs and a former Member of the House of Representatives for the divisions of Hume and Farrer, places on record its gratitude for his service to the Parliament and the nation, and tenders its sympathy to his family in their bereavement.

The motion was supported and all senators present stood in silence—

Question passed.