, New South Wales , Australia
|| February 28, 1942
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State: Elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for Northcott 24.3.1984. Retired prior to 25.3.1995 election.
Federal: Elected to the House of Representatives for Cook, New South Wales, 1998, 2001 and 2004.
State: Minister for Transport (NSW) 1988-95.
Minister for Sydney's Olympic Bid (NSW) 1990-93.
Minister for Tourism and Roads (NSW) 1993-95.
House of Representatives Standing: Industry, Science and Resources from 8.12.98 to 21.6.99; Privileges from 20.3.02 to 31.8.04. Economics, Finance and Public Administration from 1.12.04 (Chair from 8.2.05).
Joint Statutory: National Crime Authority from 23.5.01 (Chair from 24.5.01) to 31.8.04.
Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 8.12.98; Migration from 8.12.98 to 11.2.02; Treaties from 8.12.98 to 11.2.02.
Joint Select: Retailing Sector from 8.2.99 (Chair from 16.2.99) to 30.8.99; Republic Referendum from 2.6.99 to 9.8.99.
Conferences, Delegations and Visits
Member, Parliamentary Delegation to the European Institutions, Strasbourg, Belgium and Luxembourg, June 2000.
Liberal Party Pennant Hills Branch President 1992-93.
President, Northcott Electorate Conference 1992-93.
Parliamentary Party Positions
State: Shadow Minister for Transport and Finance 1986-88; also Shadow Minister for Aboriginal Affairs.
Chair, Amnesty International Parliamentary Group from 2000.
Born 28.2.1942 at Sydney, NSW.
Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament
BA (Syd), MBA (Melb).
Hon. PhD (Ncle).
Assistant Trade Commissioner, Australian Embassy, Bonn 1972-76; Trade Commissioner, Australian Consulate-General, New York 1977-80.
Government Affairs Manager, Esso Australia Ltd 1980-84.
Member, Legislative Assembly 1984-95 (see Parliamentary Service above).
Managing Director, Tourism Council Australia 1995-98.
Chair, National Rail Corporation 1997-98.