My speech in Parliament in memory of my good friend Mary Day

My tribute to my good friend Mary Day who passed away suddenly from liver cancer. In the rough and tumble of politics, Mary Day was a formidable opponent, very few people crossed Mary and escaped unscathed. But she was a loyal friend and comrade.


Mary was a member of the Australian Labor Party because she had a fierce sense of social justice; her electorate and parliamentary work allowed her to work very closely to the communities she served and was committed to. In particula...r she made it her mission to help and assist women and migrants.

Mary died suddenly of liver cancer leaving many of us shocked and deeply saddened. She was such an important part of the history of this place during her many years here, she will be missed by everyone, no one more than her beloved son Nick, who she was devoted to.