Vale Patrick Emery.
The Board of the WIA offer their condolences to the family and friends on the passing of Patrick Emery from ACMA.
A long time associate and friend of the WIA who has worked with many of the WIA volunteers for the betterment of Amateur Radio In Australia.
We have received at the WIA in the past days the very sad news that Patrick Emery (Manager, Licensing Allocation Section) of the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), experienced a medical event on Christmas Eve and was subsequently diagnosed with an advanced brain tumour.
He was rushed to Austin Hospital in Melbourne however, Patrick passed away peacefully surrounded by his beloved family.
Our thoughts and condolences are with Patrick’s wife, two daughters, family, friends and colleagues at this tragic and very sad time.
Patrick was 52 years of age, a qualified Lawyer and someone that at the WIA we respected tremendously. He has been instrumental in leading the recent consultations in class licensing and someone that we at the WIA considered very engaging, professionally competent and fair.
Patrick was also a well-known music writer and published articles in The Australian, The Age and a range of other print media. I know the music industry are in shock with Patrick’s passing and of course at the WIA, we will miss him immensely.