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Politics Live: Backdown on secrecy laws, citizenship saga gets personal

8 February 2018 3:19 AM
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Politics Live: Backdown on secrecy laws, citizenship saga gets personal

With your indulgence, I'd just like to draw your attention to a piece we have published today by Aged Care and Indigenous Health Minister Ken Wyatt.

Wyatt, the first Aboriginal member of the House of Representatives and first Aboriginal minister, has paid tribute to our friend and colleague Michael Gordon, former political editor of The Age, who died suddenly on the weekend.

"He steered clear of sensationalism, instead he was driven by an enduring sense of fairness and equity for all, not just Indigenous people.

"His recent stories on Manus Island highlighted his passion for social justice and his drive to see equality prevail. As always, we heard many voices, with poignant messages for all of us to consider.

"While our thoughts and condolences are now with his family and close friends, there is a sense of sadness that extends from his hometown of Melbourne, to Mutitjulu and far beyond.

"We have lost a good man, an incredible reporter and an unparalleled mentor to many."

Source: theage.com.au

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