*692 Senators Di Natale and Rhiannon: To move—That the Senate—
(i) the passing, on 5 February 2018, of Dr Hugh Wirth, AM,
(ii) that Dr Wirth was a highly-respected veterinarian, including as the resident vet on ABC Radio Melbourne’s Saturday morning show,
(iii) that he was President of RSPCA Victoria’s Board from 1972 to 2015, and served on the Board of RSPCA Australia for 35 years,
(iv) that he made an outstanding contribution to animal welfare and became the first non-European President of World Animal Protection,
(v) that he was deeply-respected amongst his fellow colleagues and the wider public, was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 1985, and, in 1997, was named Victorian of the Year, and
(vi) that he will be missed as a passionate and tenacious advocate for animal welfare; and
(b) expresses its condolences to his family, and may he rest in peace.