The biggest of the big men of Australian politics has died aged 98.
Regardless of politics, no one has done more in so short a space of time to transform Australia. Universal health care, the Family Law Act, Indigenous Land Rights, Trade Practices Act, diplomatic relations with China, regional and urban development, dragging his Party out of 23 years of wilderness. Crash through or crash.
A giant of a man in every sense of the word. Devastated.