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The Hon Richard Marles MP
Deputy Prime Minister
Minister for Defence
Anthony Albanese MP
Prime Minister of Australia
17 January 2023
We are saddened to hear about the death of Senator Jim Molan AO DSC and send our deepest condolences to his family, friends and colleagues on this difficult day.
Senator Molan has been a fierce advocate for the people of New South Wales in this Parliament since his election to the Senate in 2017. During that time he contributed vigorously to the national security debate, a contribution many will remember for years to come.
Senator Molan is also remembered for his four decades of service to this country in the Australian Army.
Having retired as a Major General in 2008, Jim’s distinguished service included deployments to Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Timor-Leste, Malaysia, Germany, the US, and Iraq.
This was recognised in the awarding of the Distinguished Service Cross by the Australian Government and the Legion of Merit by the United States Government.
His legacy will be remembered by Australians including those in the Defence community.
May he rest in peace.
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