Vale Senator Kimberley Kitching

Senator Kitching will be remembered as a hardworking, well-researched and particularly well-informed contributor to all matters foreign affairs and defence. 

As the respective chairs of the Senate‚Äôs Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade legislation and references committees, I worked exceptionally closely with Senator Kitching. I saw firsthand the qualities that made her an outstanding contributor to these fields. Her work and speech on the Magnitsky legislation was a standout. Her personable disposition and keen sense of humour allowed for a pleasant and exceptionally productive relationship. 

Her loss will be deeply felt by all senators and many in the foreign affairs and communities.

I extend my personal condolences to her family.

About Eric

Eric Abetz has been a Liberal Senator for Tasmania since 1994 and has served in a range of Leadership, Ministerial and Shadow Ministerial roles.

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