We at The SAS Group are devastated by the loss of our founding Chairman, our mentor, and our friend, The Hon. Con Sciacca AO. He was a political legend, an astute and successful businessman, and raconteur and a rascal. His death will leave a large hole in the Australian political landscape, but his achievements for the people of this nation will live on for a very long time. We will miss him terribly.
SAS Group Director Larry Anthony, who served in the Australian Parliament with Con, said his personality had touched everyone who dealt with him.
"He was always generous of heart, and he touched so many people in so many sectors of Australian Society," Mr Anthony said.
"He crossed the political divide, which was most unusual in Australian politics. There are very few people like Con Sciacca who have made genuine friendships and stayed true to their values.
"It was always his personality, his passion and his drive that endeared him to others and brought him success in every aspect of his life.
"Those were the characteristics of Con Sciacca, and we will never see his like again.
"We at The SAS Group will miss him terribly, and we'll never forget his key role in starting this business on the road to success.
"Our hearts go out to his wife Karen, daughter Zina, granddaughter Grace, and all of Con's very large circle of family and loved ones."