Family and friends farewell Peter Reith at state memorial

Former Liberal cabinet minister and Sky News host Peter Reith has been farewelled at a state memorial in Melbourne.

Former prime minister John Howard joined Mr Reith’s family and friends in paying tribute to the former deputy leader of the Liberal Party, describing him as “the ultimate all-rounder”.

Mr Reith died at the age of 72 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.