No Australian adorned the professions of politics and journalism like Evan Williams. He was much more than a beautiful writer. He was a beautiful man, who brought a shining light and grace to thousands of lives. He died a few days ago.
Our friendship goes back absolutely unbroken since we met as cadets in Melbourne in 1955. Our careers ran strongly parallel ever since. It was more than a friendship. It was a partnership.
Gough Whitlam and Neville Wran taught us the nobility of politics and Evan worked with that ideal to make it a reality in lives far beyond his loving family and friends.