Home - Claire Moore - Labor Senator for Queensland

CONDOLENCES - Gerry Norman Francis Jones

When Gerry Jones made his last speech in this place, one of the comments that he made was that everyone told him he should write a book.

If I wrote a book, it would be a funny book. I would try to pick up the funny bits. During my period here, I kept a lot of notes. Deputy presidents, presidents and other members of the chamber used to write little notes to the whip and comment on certain things. I have a drawer at home. I used to take all the notes home and throw them in the drawer. The other day I started to go through the drawer and date the notes. As I said, if I ever attempted to write a book, it would be a beauty.

Mr President, there would be deputy presidents, presidents and other people in the chamber who would be pleased that that book was never written.