Former SA premier John Bannon to receive state funeral

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Posted December fourteen, 2015 fourteen:16:35

The household of former South Australian leading John Bannon has acknowledged the offer of a condition funeral.

Dr Bannon, seventy two, died on Sunday in healthcare facility surrounded by his household.

His loved ones launched a statement stating Dr Bannon would be remembered for his service to the group as well as his “sensible and witty tales”.

“A marathon runner to the previous, John was established to see by way of a quantity of milestones in his ultimate weeks, like the very first Australian Day/Night Test cricket at the new Adelaide Oval and presentation to the Key Minister as an professional on federation,” the statement said.

He also recently “spoke eloquently at the opening of an exhibition celebrating his late father Charles Bannon’s artist work”.

The previous Labor premier had a colourful lifestyle in the community eye.

He served as a minister below the Dunstan authorities and went on to lead South Australia as leading and treasurer for a 10 years, prior to retiring in 1992.

John Bannon was a honest and genuine person with a determination and belief in South Australia and his legacy must be witnessed in its totality – not just the State Financial institution.

Previous South Australian premier John Olsen

He introduced the Grand Prix to South Australia, ahead of the function moved to Melbourne in 1996.

Controversially, Dr Bannon also proven the Olympic Dam copper and uranium mine in 1988, and shortly the mining town of Roxby Downs was opened.

But he also led South Australia for the duration of the notorious Point out Lender collapse in 1991, which assisted deliver an stop to his leadership.

His household mentioned he would be remembered for his motivation to public life “as one particular of the nation’s longest serving premiers, his tutorial passion and excellence, his contribution to the sporting and arts worlds and as a mentor to a lot of”.

Leading Jay Weatherill on Monday confirmed Dr Bannon’s household experienced acknowledged the provide of a point out funeral.

John Bannon a ‘true leader’

Tributes have been pouring for the late politician.

Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten explained Dr Bannon was a important chief for the duration of challenging instances in SA.

Mr Shorten mentioned Dr Bannon took political accountability for the economic turmoil.

“His legislative and political file will stand the take a look at of time,” Mr Shorten explained.

“He was a correct chief of South Australia. He loved South Australia deeply and all South Australians, and Australians will mourn his passing.”

Previous South Australian leading John Olsen, who misplaced two elections to Dr Bannon, explained he had a deep-seated conscience.

“John Bannon was a honest and legitimate person with a commitment and perception in South Australia, and his legacy should be seen in its totality – not just the State Financial institution,” Mr Olsen mentioned.

“He transformed and modernised Labor, he faced up to difficulties inside of his get together.”

Dr Bannon was born in Bendigo, but schooled in South Australia at St Peters College, where his father was arts master.

He finished an arts and legislation diploma at the University of Adelaide.

Tribute at Adelaide Oval for John Bannon Image: A tribute to former South Australian premier John Bannon at Adelaide Oval on December 14, 2105. (ABC News: Dean Faulkner)

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