Ms O'CONNOR (Clark - Leader of the Greens) - Madam Speaker, on behalf of the Tasmanian Greens I echo all the sentiments put on the table by the Premier and the Leader of the Opposition, and extend our most heartfelt condolences to the family of Cameron Goss, to the people of Queenstown and also the Henty Mine community. We are represented at the funeral today by Dr Rosalie Woodruff, who will be there with Mr Barnett and Dr Broad.
Madam Speaker, on the morning of 23 January Cameron Goss got up and went to work. He left behind his wife, Christine, and his children, Alicia and Kaleb. Like every family who says goodbye to someone going off to work for the day, they all would have expected to see him come home that night but he did not.
I thought the best way to pay tribute to the life of Cameron Goss was from the words of his own family, who put a notice in the Advocate after his body was found -
GOSS Cameron John 2.6.1975 - 23.1.2020 Dearly loved husband of Christine, and father of Alysha and Kaleb. Somewhere in my dreams tonight, I'll see you standing there, You look at me with a smile, Life isn't always fair. From your loving Wife. Every time I think of you my heart still fills with pride, Though I'll always miss you Dad, I know you're by my side. 'Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal' Love you always, Alysha and Kaleb. Loved eldest son of Wayne …
Who is deceased -
… and Raeleen. Big brother of Tammeke, Marcus and Sarah. Uncle to Jaymee and Lee, Ashley, Jordyn, Savanah and Marli. In the blink of an eye, we never got to say goodbye, my son, my brother, my uncle. You're out of sight, but not out of our hearts. - Mum, Tammeke, Ashlee, Jaymee, Lee and Marli. You'll be forever in our memories. Forever in our hearts. Thank you for being a wonderful brother and uncle to our girls. Love you lots. - Marcus, Sarah, Jordyn and Savanah. To the man that showed me so much in life on what to do and what not to do. The girls and I will miss you heaps. Love you "Old Boy" Love Cody, Tory, Milly and Little Lotty.
Madam Speaker, on behalf of the Tasmanian Greens, I again, express my deepest condolences and empathy to the family of Cameron Goss.