Senate debates

Monday, 24 June 2013


Hodgman, Hon. William Michael, AM, QC

4:41 pm

Photo of Stephen ParryStephen Parry (Tasmania, Liberal Party) Share this | Hansard source

I also endorse and support the comments made by senators here in the chamber today. I first crossed swords with Michael in the late seventies and early eighties as a prosecution witness when he was a defence counsel. I have had 30-plus years of knowing and enjoying Michael's company since then.

I also endorse our sympathies to Michael's family, in particular his three children and his five grandchildren. I think it is beholden upon us as time marches on that we share our colourful stories about Michael with his grandchildren as we encounter them in years to come.

I ask honourable senators to stand in their places to signify our consent to the motion and, whilst we do that, could I suggest that maybe, if it were quietly playing in the background, God Save Our Queen would be very appropriate.

Question agreed to, honourable senators standing in their places.


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