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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 06 Hansard (Thursday, 24 June 2010) . . Page.. 2475 ..


that this seriousness is already reflected in the existing law and that it provides sufficient maximum penalties for the courts to impose.

Question put:

That Mrs Dunne’s amendment be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 6

Noes 11

Mr Coe

Mr Hanson

Mr Barr

Ms Hunter

Mr Doszpot

Mr Seselja

Ms Bresnan

Ms Le Couteur

Mrs Dunne

Mr Smyth

Ms Burch

Ms Porter

Mr Corbell

Mr Rattenbury

Ms Gallagher

Mr Stanhope

Mr Hargreaves

Question so resolved in the negative.

Amendment negatived.

Clause 9, as amended, agreed to.

Remainder of bill, by leave, taken as a whole and agreed to.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Adjournment

Motion (by Mr Corbell) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Major General John Whitelaw

MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra) (5.16): I would like to use the adjournment debate this evening to mark the passing yesterday of a prominent Canberran, Major General John Whitelaw, who died at the age of 89 after a long illness. And I thank my friend James Bogle, who is Major General Whitelaw’s nephew, for some of the information provided here today.

Major Whitelaw personified for many Australians, particularly his brother officers and those who served with him, the best sort of Australian soldier and conscientious servant of his country and his people. Efficient, capable, tough, determined in battle, he nevertheless retained high ordeals of humanity and integrity which commended him to not only his fellow servicemen but also his civilian colleagues in the many organisations which he continued to serve long after his retirement from the Army.

In 1939 Major General Whitelaw began his service in New Guinea and later commanded in Vietnam. He was born in Melbourne in 1931. His father was also a


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