Senate debates

Thursday, 15 May 2014


Jones, Mr Henry

12:17 pm

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by leave—I, and also on behalf of Senators Birmingham, McEwen and Hanson-Young, move:

That the Senate—

a.Notes the passing of Murray River campaigner Mr Henry Jones on 15 April 2014 and extends its condolences to his wife Gloria, daughters Christine, Julie and Susan, his granddaughters and grandson, and to his extended family and friends;

b.Notes Mr Jones' tireless advocacy and his love for the Murray River, its communities and its unique environment;

c.Notes Mr Jones' many and significant achievements in this area, which include working with all sides of politics to shape sustainability plans for the Basin, including the Murray Darling Basin Plan, which led to Mr Jones being awarded the first River Murray Medal by the Murray Darling Basin Authority in 2013;

d.Notes that Mr Jones was highly respected by all sides of Parliament and will be sorely missed as an inspiring campaigner and passionate voice on water management reform and the River Murray, Lower Lakes and Coorong; and

e.Requests that the President conveys the Senate's condolences to Mr Jones' family.

Question agreed to.


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