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    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Hughie Williams

    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Tuesday, October 17, 2017

    Hughie Williams

    I am saddened by news former Federal President and State Secretary of the Transport Workers' Union Hughie Williams has passed away.

    On behalf of the Queensland Government, I offer my deepest condolences to Mr Williams' family, friends and to the thousands of Queenslanders he helped and supported.

    Hughie, as he was affectionately known, was a tireless advocate for working families. He represented Australia at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.

    Hughie often said: "Everybody who has to go to work should do a good day's work and should get a good day's pay. Everyone should treat each other with respect."

    He dedicated his working life to that truth.