Thursday, 24 November 2011
Selection Committee; Report
Thank you, Mr Speaker. Can I again congratulate you on your elevation to high office. I note that the newly elected Deputy Speaker is in the chamber and I also congratulate her. As defence minister I ask members of the House, over the break, to spare a thought for our Australian Defence Force personnel serving overseas. In particular, I ask members of the House and the Australian community to spare a thought for the families and loved ones of those fatalities and causalities that we have seen from Afghanistan.