Graham Freudenberg

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Norman Graham Freudenberg AM (/ˈfrdənbɜːrɡ/ 12 May 1934 – 26 July 2019) was an Australian author and political speechwriter. He worked with the Australian Labor Party for over forty years. He was born in Brisbane, Queensland.

Freudenberg wrote over a thousand speeches for several leaders of the Australian Labor Party at both the New South Wales state and federal level.[1] Senior Labor Party leaders for whom he prepared speeches included Arthur Calwell, Gough Whitlam, Neville Wran, Bob Hawke, Barrie Unsworth, Bob Carr and Simon Crean.[2]

On 26 July 2019, it was announced that Freudenberg had died after a long-illness, aged 85.[3]

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  1. "Graham Freudenberg, revered Labor speechwriter, dies aged 85". The Guardian. 26 July 2019.
  2. "Obama offers hope for the art of speechmaking". The Sydney Morning Herald. January 21, 2018.
  3. Macmillan, Jade (26 July 2019). "Revered political speechwriter Graham Freudenberg dies after celebrated career". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 26 July 2019.