He’d been active in the Catholic Church in Italy before migrating to Australia in 1956. He, through CO.AS.IT, founded a bilingual school, which is now a very successful Sydney institution. He moved into aged care, into welfare, into providing services for people who’d migrated to this country, and CO.AS.IT became a national organisation. To all of Joe’s many friends as well as his family and the Italian community of Sydney, I pay tribute to his great contribution.
Leader of the Australian Labor Party, MP for Grayndler, Rabbitohs Life Member. Authorised by Anthony Albanese, ALP, Canberra.