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‘Just a beautiful man’: Scott Morrison pays tribute to dear friend Tim Fischer

Scott Morrison has spoken fondly about his friend Tim Fischer after attending his funeral today.

The former deputy prime minister lost his battle with acute leukemia last week.

The nation farewelled the great politician in a state funeral in Albury, where the Prime Minister paid tribute to his friend.

Mr Morrison tells Ben Fordham he knew Tim Fischer for 25 years.

“He was just a beautiful man, he was a giant of a man. He loved the country passionately.

“He had this amazing ability to just connect with people. When you were with Tim, you knew you had his attention… he was very generous in that way.”

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