NSW Liberal senator Jim Molan has died on the age of 72, practically two years after being identified with most cancers.
Senator Molan served 4 many years within the Australian Military, reaching the rank of main common, earlier than coming into politics in 2012 and being re-elected to the Senate on the 2022 federal election.
He and spouse Anne lived on a rural property in Royalla, simply outdoors the ACT border.
His household launched a public assertion at the moment (January 17) saying he was many issues – “a soldier, a pilot, an creator, a volunteer firefighter, and a senator.
“Most of all, he was an adored husband, father, grandfather and brother.
“Our loss is immeasurable, however we’re comforted in our reminiscences of a full life courageously lived, dedicated to household and in service of the nation he liked.”
Opposition Chief Elizabeth Lee supplied her condolences, sharing that Molan was “at all times such an excellent pal to the Canberra Liberals, notably after the final federal election”.
“As a beautiful household man, our ideas are together with his spouse Anne, his youngsters, and grandchildren,” mentioned Lee.
“Australia has misplaced an excellent man; a person of service and obligation; and he can be dearly missed by so many who knew him.”
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese supplied his condolences on Twitter, saying: “Jim Molan lived his life in service of our nation. He was a person of precept and a politician of conviction. My condolences to his family members, colleagues and associates.”
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