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Tribute to Graeme Beams

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Senator Eric Abetz  Liberal Senator for Tasmania  Leader of the Opposition in the Senate  Shadow Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations 


Tribute to Graeme Beams Friday, 21 January 2011 09:56

Launceston and the Tamar River lost a passionate and dedicated servant with the passing of

Graeme Beams.

As a former civic leader and City elder, Graeme Beams promoted the City and its river with a

sincere and folksy touch combined with fierce determination which delivered genuine results.

Former Prime Minister John Howard� s office knew of Graeme Beams well.

As late as the August election campaign Graeme fronted Tony Abbott about the needs of the

Tamar and Launceston at a public BBQ. He never tired advocating for his beloved City.

Personally Graeme was of great assistance to me � introducing me to people from all walks of

live who needed assistance in the Federal sphere.

Alison Andrews� summary of Graeme in the Examiner as one of the City� s most enthusiastic

ambassadors was spot on.

His dedication, passion and love for his representative role should serve as a beacon for all

involved or aspiring to public life.