Tonight I express my deep sympathies to the family and many friends of the Member for Canning, Don Randall MP.
Don was liked on both sides of Parliament and was counted as a friend by many in the Labor Party.
He was a thoroughly good and decent bloke.
West Australian through and through, Don was rightly proud of his fierce advocacy for his state and the people of Canning.
This sad news will have come as a shock to Members and Senators tonight. This is a moment that puts daily politics in perspective, it reminds us of how precious life is.
Our sympathies are with Don’s family, especially his wife Julie and their two children.
We are thinking of them as they mourn Don’s passing.