The SMH carries a moving tribute this morning to former Attorney Frank Walker.
While the comments this morning have focused on this work as a civil libertarian and a lawyer, he was also instrumental in fight in the Wran cabinet taking early steps towards conservation in NSW.
Working closely with Milo Dunphy and Wran, behind the scenes Walker was a driving force in the early transfers of land from state forest to national park estate. Those disputes included the battle over Terania Creek in northern NSW.
You can find the SMH article here: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/political-news/labor-mp-made-battlers-rights-his-passion-20120613-20alu.html