Following the announcement of Gough Whitlam’s death that morning, the House of Representatives met at noon on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, and proceeded immediately to a condolence debate, before suspending all other business and adjourning for the day.
The condolence motion was moved by Prime Minister Tony Abbott and seconded by Opposition Leader Bill Shorten.
Condolences continued for 2 hours and 44 minutes.
This video is the complete condolence debate. It features Tony Abbott, Bill Shorten, Warren Truss, Tanya Plibersek, Julie Bishop, Chris Bowen, Barnaby Joyce, Tony Burke, Christopher Pyne, Anthony Albanese, Kevin Andrews, Jenny Macklin, Malcolm Turnbull, Warren Snowdon, Philip Ruddock, Wayne Swan, Bob Katter and Adam Bandt. [Read more…]