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Wednesday, 26 June 2013
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Ms GAMBARO (Brisbane) (13:59): I would like to add my words of condolence to those of the member for Ryan and the member for Moreton, who spoke earlier, on the death of Eddie Liu last night at the age of 91. Eddie Liu OBE, OAM was an outstanding man. My family has known the Liu family for over 30 years, and there is no doubt that Eddie contributed to the multicultural Australia that we know today. I want to praise him for the work he has done with the Chinese community over many long years from when he first arrived in Melbourne in 1937. He helped Chinese immigrants obtain jobs, he helped them settle in Australia, and he did many great works, particularly in the community. I want to acknowledge the great work he did in the Royal Children's Hospital in Brisbane, his fundraising work for the Leukaemia Foundation and his fundraising work for Guide Dogs. He also arranged for young liver transplant patients to be funded for operations in China. His incredible generosity of spirit is to be remembered always, as is his very famous Chinese New Year dinner that many of us on both sides of the House have attended. I wish to express my condolences to his family and to his children on this very sad day.

The SPEAKER: In accordance with standing order 43 the time for members' statements has concluded.