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Hon. Gary Gray AO



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THE HON. BILL SHORTEN LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION MEMBER FOR MARIBYRNONG

HON. GARY GRAY AO

On behalf of Labor people everywhere, I want to thank Gary Gray for his outstanding contribution to our party and to public life.

A man of strong principles and unimpeachable integrity, Gary has served Labor with the utmost decency and distinction for 42 years: as a member, long-serving Labor official and a conscientious MP and Minister.

A fiercely proud representative of Western Australia, Gary leaves the Parliament with a fine Ministerial record, particularly in two areas about which he has always cared very deeply: the health of our democratic institutions and the strength of our mining and resources sector.

Few MPs on either side of the chamber brought such a breadth of experience and depth of thinking to questions of public policy.

Gary spoke softly, but his words carried great weight. Like so many of my colleagues, I put a very high value on his counsel.

In keeping with his selfless character, Gary’s decision has been accompanied by little fanfare but with careful regard for the future success and renewal of Labor in Western Australia.

All of us in the Labor party thank Gary for his wisdom and his work, and we wish him and his loving wife Deb good health and much happiness in the next phase of their life together.

WEDNESDAY, 17 FEBRUARY 2016

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