22 May, 2024
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I am deeply saddened by the loss of my good friend and confidant the Honourable Brian Langton.

Brian was a mighty representative of the Kogarah electorate, a Marist Brothers graduate, and a lifelong local in our area.

Following in his father’s footsteps, Brian was an Alderman on Kogarah Council for 12 years, beginning in the early 1970’s.

He was a vocal advocate for the people of his community throughout his time as a councillor and Mayor, and he sustained that advocacy throughout his more than 15 years in NSW Parliament.

In fact, it is almost 40 years since Brian was first elected to the NSW Legislative Assembly, back on 22 October 1983.

As a Minister in the Carr Labor Government, Brian served in the portfolios of Minister for Transport and Minister for Tourism, and then Minister for Fair Trading and Minister for Emergency Services.

After politics, he continued to dedicate his life to volunteering and community advocacy, including combining his two great loves: Kogarah and footy.

Brian was a member of the NSW AFL Judiciary for 20 years and served as the President of St George AFL.

He volunteered at the Wayside Chapel, for Lifeline, for Meals on Wheels, for St Vincent De Paul and at countless local events.

Brian is survived by his wife Elizabeth, daughters Davina, Adele and Celia and his seven grandchildren.

To Brian’s loved ones, my thoughts are with you at this time. I pass on my deepest condolences.

Chris Minns

Premier of New South Wales

Member for Kogarah

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