PSA CPSU NSW mourns prominent Koori activist.
Long-time PSA CPSU NSW member Tony Amato has passed away.
A veteran of the Redfern Black Action Group, Mr Amato joined the PSA CPSU NSW Aboriginal Council in 2020 where he passionately fought for Aboriginal-identified jobs and programs to be retained.
“I first saw Tony at a Central Council meeting in Dubbo where he gave the Welcome to Country,” said former PSA CPSU NSW Aboriginal Council Chair and current Central Councillor Sean Bremer. “Tony was a part of our Aboriginal Conference in 2019 on a panel discussion about Aboriginality. He received an award there for his work with Aboriginal members.
“He was always a strong unionist, standing up for Aboriginal people across the PSA and the Teachers Federation for a long time”
Mr Amato, who was employed at Community Corrections, was 63 when he passed away.