Transcript - Video message on the passing of Shimon Peres

Transcript
28 Sep 2016
Prime Minister
E&OE

PRIME MINISTER:
Australia mourns the passing of Shimon Peres - nation builder and peacemaker. His commitment to peace, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize, was as strong as his passion for the State of Israel, which he helped found and went onto lead.

When Lucy visited Shimon Peres, recently he told her the secret of perpetual youth was to ensure that your list of dreams always remained longer than your list of achievements. At 93 - with a life as eventful as it was long - Shimon Peres was forever young.

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