Tag: <span>Bannon</span>

John Bannon remembered as a passionate runner

Posted December 14, 2015 17:56:12 John Bannon was much more than just a premier, he was a tenacious runner, clocking up 28 Adelaide marathons among 1979 and 2006, say members of the South Australian Road Runners Club. Peter Slagter ran the inaugural Gawler to Adelaide marathon with Dr Bannon in 1979 and the two became…

Visionary John Bannon modernised Labor and South Australia

Posted December 14, 2015 14:52:59 John Bannon is being remembered for many factors such as being South Australia’s longest serving Labor leader, but it is the collapse of the State Bank that casts the longest shadow over his time in politics. The collapse nearly bankrupt the state, costing billions of dollars and thousands of jobs….

Former South Australian premier John Bannon dies aged 72

Posted December 13, 2015 18:08:17 Former South Australian premier John Bannon has died, aged 72, following fighting a extreme illness for many years. The former Labor leader passed away surrounded by family members nowadays. Mr Bannon led the Labor Party to Government at the 1982 election, where he became premier and treasurer. He held the…