Tuesday 30 January 2018
Statement on Ron Walker AC CBE
Ron Walker is the greatest Premier that Victoria never had.
He loved Melbourne and Victoria. His focus and tireless efforts helped put this great state on the international map.
Ron’s generosity touched many. We will probably never know the full extent of his philanthropic record, but I do know there are a countless number of Victorians that were the beneficiaries of his generosity.
A giant of the Liberal Party, Ron provided wise counsel and support to successive Leaders.
His business, political and cultural legacy will continue for decades.
Australia and Victoria is poorer for Ron’s passing. I extend my sympathies and condolences to Barbara and the Walker family.