Senator Kimberly Kitching was battling thyroid problems before she died of a heart attack while driving at the age of 52.
The popular Labor politician, who had friends on both sides of politics, had been taking medication for the condition since last year.
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prominent right-wing personalities including Pauline Hanson And Andrew Bolt paid tribute to Kimberley Kitching on Friday
Senator Hanson, who went Afghanistan With Senator Kitching on a 10-day trip to visit Australian troops in 2018, she cried last night while discussing her friend on TV.
‘She was a unique person. I had a lot of time for Kimberly. I am deeply saddened and shocked by his passing,’ she said sky News Host Paul Murray before crying and saying ‘sorry’.
Senator Hanson (left) accompanied Senator Kitching (right) to Afghanistan on a 10-day visit to visit Australian troops in 2018
‘We actually went to Afghanistan together, it was just the two of us, we had a lot of fun together.
‘She always had a smile on her face, she never used to misbehave with anyone.’
Conservative commentator Bolt was also emotional as he praised Senator Kitching, who died while driving in suburban Melbourne on Thursday afternoon.
‘I am devastated, I am stunned. We’ve been friends for 30 years and she was at my house for lunch with her husband Andrew on Friday,’ she said on Sky News.
‘It is someone who had the guts that was so important in Australian politics. This is a politician who will defy his own party to fight for what is right.
National Senator Matt Canavan also penned a touching tribute, writing on Twitter: ‘I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of my colleague and friend, Kimberly Kitching.
‘Kimberley was always great fun to be around, never took herself too seriously and was always up for a laugh. Canberra can be a lonely place at times, but it was less so around the Kimberley.’
Bill Shorten, a close friend of Senator Kitching, cried on morning radio as he revealed she was ‘under a lot of stress’ due to the move to exit the Senate.
The Victorian senator and fierce China critic was from Labor’s right bloc and faced an uphill pre-election battle for a winnable spot on the Senate ticket for the upcoming election.
‘She was under a lot of stress. Pre-selection is never easy,’ Mr Shorten told ABC Radio National in an emotional interview.
‘I’m not a coroner. I can’t tell you why this 52-year-old woman was taken from us, but I have no doubt that the tension of politics and the tricks of the back rooms was an effect.
‘He is a very strong person. She could give as best she could. But you take all that home with you.’
During his first speech in Parliament, Senator Kitching talked about his hope of representing everyday Australians. She is pictured with former opposition leader Bill Shorten
Senator Kitching is pictured with Labor Senator Christina Keneally
Mr. Shorten was visibly emotional in the interview, his voice broken several times.
Taking a long pause to prepare himself, Mr Shorten explained: ‘It was unclear what was going to happen to his ongoing role in politics and it is tense.
‘Jokes and debates were going on.
‘We have a woman who is 52 years old who has been pulled over by the side of the road and died unexpectedly. It’s a terrible shocking.’
Mr Shorten said he received a call yesterday afternoon from Senator Kitching’s husband that she had passed away.
He and wife Chloe drove onto a suburban street in Strathmore, Melbourne—where Senator Kitching had pulled over to the side of the road during a heart attack at the wheel—and waited for the Undertaker’s van to arrive.
The day before his death, the Labor Right reportedly refused to support his ex-selection again.
Mr Shorten discussed the move to oust him from the Senate on the Today show.
‘I have no doubt that some of the tension of the politics, the behind-the-scenes conspiracy, some of the attacks you get – even from within your own ranks … contributed to his early passing. It’s terrible,’ he said.
Mr Shorten urged onlookers to check their health.
‘Bad things can happen to good people and just get your heart tested. Just get your heart checked,’ he said.
Senator Kitching expressed doubts about Anthony Albanese’s leadership. She was also a fierce China critic, having formed an anti-Beijing club called Wolverine with Liberal MPs Andrew Hesty and James Patterson.
Her death has shocked politicians of all parties and has drawn heartfelt tributes from Scott Morrison, Barnaby Joyce and Pauline Hanson.
On Thursday night Mr Albanese sent a heartfelt response to Senator Kitching’s tragic passing, saying: ‘The Labor family is shocked tonight by the sad news that our friend and colleague Senator has died suddenly in Melbourne.
‘My sincere condolences to his family. Kimberley We will all be missed.’
Former lawyer, policy advisor, Melbourne City Councilor and union official was elected to Parliament in 2016
Victorian Labor Senator Kimberly Kitching has died of a heart attack
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews wrote: ‘Terrible news about Senator Kimberley Kitching tonight. My condolences to his family in this sad time.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison also shared some words.
“Deeply saddened by the news of the sudden passing of Victorian Labor Senator Kimberley Kitching today at the age of 52,” he said.
‘Our deepest condolences are with his family, friends and colleagues.’
Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce referred to Senator Kitching as a ‘dear friend’ in response to the news.
‘I am deeply, truly and deeply disturbed to hear the sad news about a dear person and dear friend, Senator Kimberley Kitching.’
‘She was a beautiful woman and it is a sad loss. “I know he is with our Lord and I extend my deepest and deepest condolences to his family,” he said.
Labor leader Anthony Albanese announced Kitching’s tragic death on Twitter
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he was ‘deeply saddened’ to hear of Senator Kitching’s passing, while Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce referred to him as a ‘dear friend’ in his response.
The former lawyer, policy advisor, Melbourne City Councilor and union official was elected to Parliament in 2016.
During his first speech in Parliament, Senator Kitching talked about his hope of representing everyday Australians.
“As a former Queenslander who grew up swimming, as a proud holder of a bronze medal who continues to enjoy swimming in the frigid waters of Victoria, I am here and now to throw in the deep end. I’m excited,” she said.
“I am aware and extremely humbled that only 591 Australians have served in the Senate,” he said.
‘I am of the mind that rising up to the challenges reveals a lot about this nation.’
She bid for Labor pre-election for two voters in the 2013 Australian federal election, but was unsuccessful. picture with dean jones
In 2016, Senator Kitching won pre-election to fill the seat of Stephen Conroy following his resignation.
Senator Kitching was born in Brisbane in 1970 and moved to Melbourne in 1995.
She bid for Labor pre-election for two voters in the 2013 Australian federal election, but was unsuccessful.
In 2016, Senator Kitching won pre-election to fill Stephen Conroy’s seat following his resignation.
Mr Albanese, who is from the Labor left, opposed his bid to enter politics, but promoted him to the frontbench after the 2019 election Shadow Ministry As shadow assistant minister for the accountability of the government.
Senator Kitching breaks down the story of former OsPost boss Christine Holgate, who hands over luxury watches to her employees as a bonus by questioning the CEO during a Senate projections hearing.
Kimberly Kitching (pictured right) and Anthony Albanese (pictured left) are pictured with Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen and other Labor aides in 2018
Kimberly Kitching (left) and her husband Andrew Landrew at the Victorian Parliament in Melbourne in 2016