Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Vale Tom Uren

We pay our respects on the passing of Tom Uren.

 
Tom Uren was Minister for Urban and Regional Development in the Whitlam Government. We've written about the achievements of the Whitlam Government in housing and urban policy; these were Tom Uren's achievements too.

We've heard housing worker and activist Karine Shellshear describe Tom Uren as one of our 'housing elders'. He was that, and also, over his long life, a sportsman, soldier, prisoner of war, peace activist, environmentalist and lovely human being.

Vale Tom Uren.

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