Thursday, 18 June 2020
Statement by the President
Brown, Mr John, OAM
by leave—On behalf of National Party senators past and present—Bozzie, Barnaby, Nigel and all their teams—thank you, John, for your and your team's support of us. Your warm, genuine service has reminded us of home; we're often far from home. Thank you for the patriot that you are. You served our country in the Defence Force, and here in a very different type of service. You lived that every day. There is your ability to decipher weird hand gestures—for the Hansard, I'm miming lowering the lectern—such as 'I need the EM for the bills'. Thank you for sharing that capacity. On behalf of all National Party senators past and present, John, have an awesome time. Spend lots of time out in the regions, and you will always be welcomed with open arms for a quiet sherbet and a chat.
Honourable senators: Hear, hear!