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George Polites remembered

A gathering in Melbourne yesterday to celebrate the life of employer advocate George Polites heard tributes from IR Minister Kelly O'Dwyer and Hancock committee chair Keith Hancock.

Vale George Polites

George Polites, one of the nation's longest-serving and most prominent advocates for Australian industry, has passed away peacefully at his home in Melbourne, aged 100.

Vale, Murray Wilcox AO QC

Former chief justice of the Industrial Relations Court of Australia, Murray Wilcox, has died, aged 81.


Vale, Laurie Carmichael

Former ACTU secretary Bill Kelty has led tributes to union leader Laurie Carmichael as a key contributor to the 38-hour working week, the Accord with the Hawke and Keating Labor governments, universal superannuation and Medicare.



Vale, Andrew Casey

The union movement is mourning the sudden death in Sydney yesterday of veteran communicator and activist, Andrew Casey.


Vale, Alan Goldberg QC

Alan Goldberg, the barrister seen as the mastermind behind the landmark Dollar Sweets case, has died, aged 75.