“Legendary Australian author, journalist and playwright Bob Ellis has died from liver cancer.
Ellis started work as a political writer outraged by the Vietnam War, and went on to write speeches for political figures including Kim Beazley, Bob Carr, Bob Brown and former South Australian premier Mike Rann.
He also worked as a satirist and reviewer at the ABC, and went on to pen stage plays and films.
A provocative figure and as unashamedly left-wing as they came, Ellis had a somewhat fall from grace in 1998, when his book Goodbye Jerusalem was pulped because he defamed the Abbotts and the Costellos.”
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