Today Australia lost one of our greatest Prime Ministers. Gough Whitlam was a champion of all people. The first world leader to appoint a minister for women, he encouraged youth to get involved in politics and lowered the voting age to 18. He did so much for our nation and changed the lives of all Australians for the better. He did more in three years then many leaders achieve in multiple terms. Today, along with thousands of other Australians I lost a hero.
Thank you Mr Whitlam. For Medicare, for land rights, the racial discrimination act, for a generation of free education, the end of the death penalty and conscription, for legal aid, family court, for everything you did for our nation. Rest in peace.
I like to think that Gough is enjoying a glass of red somewhere with my dad.