Australian-born politician who served as Premier of Tasmania from 1998 to 2004. He was elected leader of the Australian Labor Party in 1997.
He attended Scotch College and Monash University, although he did not graduate from either school.
His time as Premier was marked by rapid economic improvement in Tasmania; he successfully eradicated a more than one billion-dollar debt.
He had two sons with his long-term partner, Lynnette Francis. He later married Honey Hogan.
His state funeral was attended by former Prime Minister and fellow Labor party member Gough Whitlam.