SENATOR THE HON DAVID FAWCETT
Chair of Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade
Senator for South Australia
MS MERYL SWANSON MP
Deputy Chair of Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade
Member for Paterson
Statement on the passing of the former head of ASIO and diplomat David Irvine AO
On behalf of the members of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs Defence and Trade, past and present, we extend our condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of the late Mr David Irvine AO.
Mr Irvine made a long and significant contribution to Australia’s national security and foreign affairs community, serving successive Governments. The Committee particularly recalls Mr Irvine’s contributions as a senior Australian diplomat, with postings as Head of Mission in Papua New Guinea and China.
We honour Mr Irvine’s legacy and his role in strengthening our democracy and our security over his fifty years of service.
Vale David Irvine AO.