first_imgLilliane Brady OAM to be commemorated with State Funeral Deputy PremierDeputy Premier John Barilaro today announced the former Mayor of Cobar and champion of Western NSW the late Lilliane Brady OAM will be commemorated with a State Funeral.“Lilliane Brady OAM was the longest serving female Mayor in NSW and will be formally acknowledged by the NSW Government for her decades-long commitment to regional NSW by way of a State Funeral,” Mr Barilaro said.“For 40 years Lilliane was a vocal advocate for her community and the broader western NSW region and fiercely fought for what she believed in.“While small in stature, Lilliane was a giant of local government for the last four decades and her unrivalled passion for the people of Cobar was critical in seeing the advancement of the community through local projects and funding.“After serving 20 years as Mayor of Cobar Shire Council, Lilliane leaves behind an enduring legacy, the likes of which we will never see again.“My deepest sympathy goes out to Lilliane’s family, friends, colleagues and the communities of regional NSW for which she fought tirelessly.”The State Funeral will be held in Cobar on Friday 19 February. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, Cobar, community, council, Family, Government, New South Wales, NSW, Premierlast_img read more