Legislative Council: Wednesday, September 28, 2022



Cameron, Hon. T.G.

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries) (14:25): I would also like to rise to acknowledge the passing of the Hon. Terry Cameron. I knew Terry from when I first joined the Labor Party, or certainly a few weeks later, so in about 1989. He was in a different faction, a faction that no longer exists in our party, but I certainly found him to be a very strong person in terms of his support for people who were getting involved with the party.

He was state secretary at the time, and in fact a couple of years later when I moved to a different sub-branch his father, former Senator Don Cameron, was a member of that branch and I certainly found Don to be an incredible person in terms of encouraging young people to be involved.

That was something that Terry was also quite keen on, encouraging young people. In fact, I would say there was something of a competitive streak there amongst those who were within the Labor Party and who were trying to recruit, mentor and encourage young people. My mentor was a different member of parliament, but Terry was certainly part of involving people and making sure that they did have an opportunity to have their say.

I certainly had a lot of respect for Terry for those early years. I had less to do with him once he actually entered parliament and therefore I will not make much comment about his actions after that, but I do want to pass on my condolences to his family. May his soul rest in peace.

The PRESIDENT: I would ask all honourable members to stand in their places and carry the motion in silence.

Motion carried by members standing in their places in silence.

Sitting suspended from 14:28 to 14:40.