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This is one of the five tributes for Jeff Shaw being published in this issue of Labour History; there were also many articles published in the press at the time Jeff died (although a number of those were rather undignified and sometimes shabby 'backhanders'). I will, therefore, concentrate on the following aspects of his life and work: first, Jeff's unique contribution to public life in Australia; second, his contribution to the welfare of his fellow men and women; third, Jeff the intellectual; and last, Jeff the man (the first and second areas overlap considerably). Jeff Shaw was a truly remarkable man: at the time of his election to the New South Wales Parliament he was undoubtedly the best industrial barrister in the country. As Attorney-General and Minister for Industrial Relations between 1995 and 2000, he was probably the most professionally and technically qualified person for the role to hold ministerial office in New South Wales at least since World War II. And there were so many other fields where his skill and uniqueness shone.