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Death of Mick Young

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Media Release Hon Gareth Evans QC MR Deputy Leader of the Opposition Shadow Treasurer


Mick Young did more than almost anyone else to make the Labor Party a modem party of government. He could share a beer, a laugh and an idea with anyone, and he built all the bridges that mattered - between the industrial and political wings of the Labor movement, between the different factions, between the idealists and the pragmatists, and between the ALP and the wider community.

Mick was a larger than life character who left everyone the better for knowing him. It was a tragedy when he left politics prematurely and it is an even greater tragedy - for his family, his friends and his country - that he has now, again prematurely, left us all.

8 April 1996 VICTORIA

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