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8       Death of former senator Jean Margaret Hearn

The President informed the Senate of the death, on 20 November 2017, of Jean Margaret Hearn, a senator for the state of Tasmania from 1980 to 1985.

The Leader of the Government in the Senate (Senator Brandis), by leave, moved—That the Senate records its deep regret at the death, on 20 November 2017, of Mrs Jean Margaret Hearn, former senator for Tasmania, places on record its appreciation for her service to the Parliament and the nation, and tenders its sympathy to her family in their bereavement.

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

Question passed.