Senate debates

Monday, 28 March 2022


Kitching, Senator Kimberley Jane Elizabeth

3:00 pm

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Before we finish, I will add a few remarks of my own. First of all, my sincere condolences to Andrew and to Kimberley's family and friends. I formally note the presence in the gallery of former senator Jacinta Collins. It's wonderful to see you, Jacinta, but on a very sad occasion. As has been noted by many in this place, my condolences also go to Kimberley's staff. It was an honour to be able to provide a statement on behalf of the Senate to the service in memory of Kimberley, and I thank Senator Farrell for reading that statement.

As has been noted by many, Kimberley had the ability to treat us all as individuals—not as cardboard cut-outs and not as political straw men. She cared, and she showed that she cared, not just about issues but also about people. We will remember her intellect and her wit, but we will miss her smile and her laugh. I ask senators to join in a moment's silence to acknowledge the passing of Senator Kitching, remembering the contribution which she made to the Senate, and to signify assent to the motion.

Question agreed to, honourable senators joining in a moment of silence.


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