Statement by Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia

Vale Gavin Mooney and Del Weston

21December 2012

“We are devastated at the loss of husband and wife Professor Gavin Mooney and Dr. Del Weston in Tasmania.

This couple were such an inspiration to others – they were people who deeply cared and will be greatly missed.

Gavin and Del cared about people, they cared about the welfare and well-being of others and they cared about advocacy, equity and social justice.

They have worked closely with ALSWA over the years, and have always had such great passion, respect and integrity. ALSWA has co-authored research papers on health and social justice issues with both Gavin and Del and we feel privileged to have formed such a close bond with two people who shared our passion for equality.

For some of our staff members and many other people within our community, this loss reaches far beyond the incredible contributions made by Gavin and Del on a professional level.

To many of us we have lost true friends, a rare and valued couple who have given so much and will be so missed”.

Our deepest condolences to family and friends.

From the Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia.