Motion of Condolences to Nabil Tannous in the NSW Legislative Council‏

Motion by the Hon. SHAOQUETT MOSELMANE, agreed to:
1.That this House notes that:
(a)Mr Nabil Tannous, a stalwart of Arabic radio broadcasting, passed away in Sydney earlier this week after a long battle with cancer, 
(b)Mr Tannous was born 7 July 1937 and is well known for his role as Coordinator of the Arabic program on SBS Radio in the 1980s,
(c)Mr Tannous was active at Radio 2000 FM for the past twenty years, since its establishment in 1992,
(d)in the late 1990s, Mr Tannous donated the seed funding required to re-establish Radio 2000 FM and was an ardent supporter of the revival process after the station was closed down,
(e)Mr Tannous is an Australian of Palestinian descent and has been one of the most influential voices for the Arabic-speaking community of New South Wales, 
(f)Mr Tannous is survived by his son Anthony, and
(g)Mr Tannous was buried on 23 October 2012 after a mass at St Nicholas Church, Henry Street Punchbowl at 11.00 am.
2.That this House notes the passing of Nabil Tannous and expresses its condolences to his son Anthony, relatives, the Arabic media and the wider Arabic community in New South Wales.



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