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Transcript 5231

DEATH OF GEORGE MEANY

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Fraser, Malcolm

Period of Service: 11/11/1975 to 11/03/1983

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Release Date: 13/01/1980

Release Type: Media Release

Transcript ID: 5231

DEATH OF GEORGE MEANY
On behalf of all Australians, I would like to express the
Australian Government's regret at the death of Mr George Mieany,
a well known union leader.
Mr Meany was one of America's leading citizens. He was widely
respected throughout America as a strong, independent and
responsible leader of the union movement. He was essentially
non-partisan in outlook and was successful in bringing the views
of American labour Co bear at the highest levels in the country.
As a dedicated and responsible trade union leader he never
sought to enter the political arena to pursue political office
for himself or to intrude in matter. 3 outside the ambit of
what he regarded as his legitimate interests.
Georce r'eanvy '; ill . e sadli y misse.

Transcript 5231