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State Funeral for Les Murray AM

Published: 1 August 2017
Released by: The Premier

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian today announced a State Funeral for Les Murray AM.

“On behalf of the people of NSW I extend my deepest sympathies to Les Murray’s family, friends and colleagues,” Ms Berejiklian said.

“Thanks in large part to Les’s tireless and passionate advocacy, football is now one of the most popular sports in the country and part of our mainstream sporting consciousness.

“But Les’s good work was not limited to sport alone. Les, who came to Australia as a refugee from Hungary, was an inspiration to many communities across our multicultural society.

“Les epitomised the post-war generations of migrants who helped make Australia what it is today.

“Les passionately embraced his new life and gave back to his community in spades.”

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