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Latham a man of vision.

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Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Northern Australia and Indigenous Affairs

Tuesday, 18 January 2005

Latham a man of vision

Mark Latham was a visionary Labor leader committed to making Australia a better and fairer country, Warren Snowdon said today.

“Last election Mark gave Australians a positive vision of what this nation can be,” the member for Lingiari said.

“In the face of a cynical government election campaign, he refused to get drawn into negative, personality-based politics.

“Instead, Mark talked about public policy and what was good for ordinary Australians.

“I am proud of the example he set.

“It is a tragedy that ill health has drastically cut short Mark’s time as Labor leader and in public life as a member of Australian parliament.

“I wish him a speedy recovery and a rewarding life with his family outside of politics.”