I am very sad to hear of the passing of Doug Anthony today.
I always felt I was in the presence of a legend when I was with Doug.
He was always easy with a warm smile and interest in how you were going.
The Nationals are 100 years old this year because of people like Doug. He is a role model of mine.
Doug was Australia’s longest serving Deputy Prime Minister from 1971-72 and again from 1975-83.
He was the Federal Member for Richmond from 1957 to 1984, a seat held by his father, and his son Larry.
Karen and I extend our thoughts to his wife Margot, children Dugald, Jane and Larry, and their families.