Adjournment: Mr Tim McCombe OAM, Mr Ashley Johnston

I rise to regretfully inform Australia's Senate that one of our great warriors and family man and veterans advocate, Tim McCombe OAM, died of a heart attack on 31 January 2015. He died at 1 am on Saturday morning at Bowral and District Hospital, New South Wales. Tim had worked tirelessly for veterans welfare since 1981. He was closely involved in the agent orange royal commission and every veterans issues since. His funeral, which I attended, was held on 14 February 2015.

To read his eulogy, written by Graham Walker, on behalf of the Vietnam Veterans Federation of Australia, and the rest of the speech click on the link:

Adjournment speech - Mr Tim McCombe OAM Mr Ashley Johnston 05-03-2015