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Enemy of Humbug

Among the big crowd at Paddy’s funeral and staying long at the subsequent wake were John Howard, Tony Abbott, several judges and legal luminaries, the deputy chairman of the Reserve Bank, numerous ex-editors and financial and other scribes. It was an atheist funeral, but George Pell, who was overseas, sent his good wishes. The chief speaker was Bill Hayden, former Governor-General and Whitlam minister. Another speaker was Peter Coleman, father-in-law of Peter Costello and a former Liberal leader in New South Wales, along with Frank Devine, a former editor of the Australian, and Marion Manson, formerly of the bohemian Sydney…

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