World News – AU – Doug Anthony, former head of state and deputy prime minister, dies aged 80

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member for Richmond for nearly 30 years influenced coalition politics for much of the 1970s and 80s

A former Deputy Prime Minister and Head of State Doug Anthony died at the age of 90 in a convalescent home in northeast New South Wales.

He died peacefully on Sunday morning at the Heritage Lodge retirement home in Murwillumbah, his family said.

Anthony was chairman of the Country Party, later renamed the National Party, for 12 years and deputy prime minister for almost 10 years, which had a major impact on coalition politics in the 1970s and 80s.

« Although Doug was privileged to serve the people of Australia in high office, Doug has always considered his family to be his greatest legacy and contribution to the world, » the family said.

“He was a man from the Tweed region, and it is fitting that he leave this life out of the community he loved so much.

“His family is very proud of his legacy. Although he was always very humble, he made a lasting contribution to the nation and especially to the people of Australia. ”

Doug Anthony, Australian National Party, Deputy Prime Minister, Australia

World News – AU – Doug Anthony, former Head of State and Deputy Prime Minister, dies aged 80

Ref: https://www.theguardian.com

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