Vale Martin Hadley

Sad news from Australian Skeptics Inc. Martin was a good friend to, and helpful supporter of Australian Skeptics (Victorian Branch).

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“It is our sad duty to report the death of Martin Hadley, former president of Australian Skeptics and a stalwart of the skeptical movement.

Martin was a barrister, dealing mainly in commercial disputes. He joined the committee of Australian Skeptics Inc in NSW in 2000, and was president from 2005-2008, after which he became treasurer, a position he held until his death.

He made himself available to offer legal advice on skeptical issues to both ASI and other state committees, as well as on matters impacting on members of the broader skeptical community. As treasurer, he was instrumental in maintaining the funds held by the Australian Skeptics Science and Education Foundation, which was established in the mid-90s following a sizable bequest and which offers financial support and grants to worthy causes.

His approach ranged from stern advice to sly humour, mixed with an interest in languages, religion, wine, and sailing (in particular, the restoration of the 19th century tall ship, the James Craig).

He died of a heart attack on October 18. Funeral arrangements will be announced soon.

He will be greatly missed.”

3 Responses to Vale Martin Hadley

  1. terrykelly3 says:

    A lovely man and a great human being. Delightful sense of humour. Clear thinker. Personable.

  2. christina mellor says:

    Extremely sad. A lovely person. What a terrible loss.

  3. Jess Diep says:

    My condolences to the family that Martin leaves behind. Martin will be missed. He was always a lovely and kind man – a pleasure to be around. I did a masters of commercial law with him and found him very friendly. Jessica Diep

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