Australian Conservatives leader and senator Cory Bernardi spoke in the Senate earlier today about the tragic death of an Australian diplomat in New York.
As reported on news.com.au tonight, the 30-year-old diplomat fell to his death while celebrating with friends.
Senator Bernardi, who met Mr Simpson while seconded to the United Nations last year, said it was devastating to hear of his death.
“He was a thorough professional. He was a credit not only to the Australian diplomatic corp but to his family and his wife,” Senator Bernardi said.
“He is taken too soon at 30 years of age. It is a tragedy, I want to put that on the record.”