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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

DEATH OF MICK YOUNG

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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