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Transcript 4491

CONDOLENCE MOTION: LC HAYLEN, 13 SEPTEMBER 1977

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Fraser, Malcolm

Period of Service: 11/11/1975 to 11/03/1983

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Release Date: 13/09/1977

Release Type: Media Release

Transcript ID: 4491

MR CARMODY
F77/ 200( Q
PRIME MINISTER
FOR PRESS 13 SEPTEMBER 1977
CONDOLENCE MOTION HAYLEN
Mr. Speaker, I move: " That this House expresses its regret at the
death on 12 September 1977 of Leslie Clement Haylen, a Member of
this House for the Division of Parkes from 1943 unt il 1963, places
on record its appreciation of his long and meritorious service and
tenders its deep sympathy to his family in their bereavement."
Mr. Speaker, Mr. Leslie Haylen was a Member of this House from
1943 to 1963. He represented the Sydney suburban electorate of
Parkes for twenty years in a most memorable manner. During the
first world war, he served overseas with the Australian Infantry
Forces until Ife was dischiarged in 1919.
From the time he was elected to the Parliament in 1943 he served on
numerous-Parliamentary Committees ranging from Social Security to
the broadcasting of Parliamentary procedures. He also represented
Australia overseas as a member of the Australian delegation to the
27th Session of the International Labour Organisation in Paris in
1946, as Chairman of the Commonwealth Immigration Advisory Committee
which visited Europe in 1945, and as Leader of the Parliamentary
Delegation to Japan in 1948.
Les Haylen was an author as well as a Member of this House. He had
published numerous works ranging from plays and short stories to
novels and historical works.
His term in Parliament first on the Government benches and later
on the Opposition front benches was characterised by his sincerity
and vigour, and he will be remembered by his former colleagues for
his conscientious and devoted service to the ideals and interests
of his party and of his country.
I am sure I speak for all of us when I say to his widow and his
two sons that we offer them our sympathy in their loss.

Transcript 4491