The Greens in Palerang
 

Greens NSW State Delegates Council, St Mary’s, August 27-28

Upfront on the agenda at today’s Greens NSW State Delegates Council was a condolence motion and tribute to Simon Morrissey, who died recently at the age of 24. See Lee Rhiannon’s blog here.

Today, some of Simone’s friends paid tribute to her inspirational contribution to The Greens.

The condolence motion

This August meeting of the NSW Greens State Delegates Council extends condolences to Simone Morrissey’s family, her partner Chris Friend and her
many friends. We join with you in mourning your loss.

Simone was an incredible, bright and generous person who was not afraid to say what she thought was right or necessary to say.

In the brief two years that she was a member of the NSW Greens, she made an enormous impact on us all. She inspired us to be active, strategic
campaigners. Her contributions to any part of the party she got involved in were whole-hearted, from her incisive comments on our e-lists to her
willingness to take on roles that needed to be filled. In particular we are thankful for her involvement in Young Greens, in the Industrial Relations
working group and the women’s group, and in the recent NSW State Election Campaign Committee.

We learnt more from her than we can say. Even those of us who only knew her fleetingly were impressed by her strength of conviction, her generous
spirit, and her sparkle.

Simone could be a formidable adversary, but she never let a difference of opinion get in the way of friendship. She was passionate about social and
environmental justice and training people to work collectively for a better world. We are thankful for her contribution to the Greens here and
nationally, and to the broader environmental, feminist and union movements.

We miss her enormously.

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