Deniliquin Pastoral Times
Tribute to Tim
Former Deputy Prime Minister, Member for Farer and rail enthusiast the late Tim Fischer AC has been honoured with a special commemorative plaque at the Albury train station.
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said Mr Fischer was a tireless advocate for rail transport and it was fitting to have him commemorated at the historic station he frequented often.
Mr Fischer was an Australian politician and diplomat who served as leader of the National Party from 1990 to 1999. He was Deputy Prime Minister in the Howard Government from 1996 to 1999.
He was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) in 2005 in recognition of his contributions to Australian politics, trade liberalisation, rail transport development, support of humanitarian aid, and to fostering community acceptance of cultural differences.
Mr Fischer passed away on August 22 last year aged 73. His state funeral was held in Albury a few days later, on August 29.