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Tom Uren remembered as man of 'moral courage'

WHITLAM-era Labor front-bencher Tom Uren was remembered as a man of "moral courage" and fighter for social causes at a memorial in Sydney.

Uren died last month aged 93, after a life-long political career, including deputy Labor leader and service in Prime Minister Gough Whitlam's Cabinet.

Current Labor left faction leader and federal frontbencher Anthony Albanese was master of ceremonies at the state funeral on Wednesday at Uren's request.

Mr Albanese said he was a "truly extraordinary man" and the "closest thing to a father figure" he had.

Uren's son, Michael Uren, told the hundreds gathered at Sydney Town Hall, that "I love you old fella" and he would "miss you, you old bastard".

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