Statement on the passing of Jimmy Little AO

Medicines Australia chief executive Dr Brendan Shaw today made the following statement on the passing of Jimmy Little AO:

The death of Jimmy Little AO marks the passing of a truly great Australian. Jimmy was not only a supremely talented musician and entertainer, he was a passionate advocate for indigenous health.

Medicines Australia was extremely fortunate to work with him through the Jimmy Little Foundation to help promote the importance of healthy food choices in remote indigenous communities, particularly among children.

Jimmy was driven by a single-minded determination to ensure the Foundation made a meaningful difference to the lives of indigenous Australians.

While his passing is extremely sad, the Jimmy Little Foundation is a fitting monument to a lifetime devoted to helping other indigenous Australians and will long continue to make a real difference to the lives of many living in remote communities.

Medicines Australia extends its condolences to Jimmy’s family.


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