The Hon Kim Beazley MP

Kim Beazley

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Member for Brand, Western Australia

Party
Australian Labor Party
Chamber
House of Representatives

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Brand, Western Australia

Biography

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Parliamentary service

  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Swan, Western Australia, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1987, 1990 and 1993.
  • Re-elected following 1994 electoral redistribution for Brand, Western Australia, 1996, 1998, 2001 and 2004. Retired prior to general elections 2007.

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Parliamentary positions

  • Member, Speakers Panel from 16.11.04 to 8.2.05.

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Ministerial appointments

  • Minister for Aviation from 11.3.83 to 13.12.84.
  • Special Minister of State from 14.7.83 to 21.1.84.
  • Minister Assisting the Minister for Defence from 11.3.83 to 13.12.84.
  • Minister for Defence from 13.12.84 to 4.4.90.
  • Vice-President of the Executive Council from 15.2.88 to 1.2.91.
  • Minister for Transport and Communications from 4.4.90 to 9.12.91.
  • Minister for Finance from 9.12.91 to 27.12.91.
  • Minister for Employment, Education and Training from 27.12.91 to 23.12.93.
  • Minister for Finance from 23.12.93 to 11.3.96.
  • Deputy Prime Minister from 20.6.95 to 11.3.96.

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Committee service

  • House of Representatives Standing: Privileges from 15.2.88 to 29.1.96.
  • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts from 26.11.80 to 4.6.81; ASIO, ASIS and DSD from 21.3.02 to 7.3.05.
  • Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs and Defence from 4.12.80 to 4.2.83; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 20.3.02 to 8.2.05.

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Conferences, delegations and visits

  • Parliamentary Delegation to Saudi Arabia, Oman and the United Arab Emirates, January 1982.
  • Member, Australian Delegation to the South Pacific Commission, Pago Pago, October 1982.
  • Official visits to China, September 1984; New Zealand, March-April 1985; USA and Canada, August-September 1985; Indonesia, April-May 1986; Sweden, Germany and USA, May 1986; USA, August 1986; New Zealand, April 1987 and September 1987; South Pacific, October 1987; Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Brunei, November 1987; Malaysia, April 1988; UK, Sweden and USA, June-July 1988; Papua New Guinea, July 1988; Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia, September 1988; Papua New Guinea, October-November 1988; New Zealand, December 1988 and February 1989; USA, Europe and UK, June 1989; Papua New Guinea, January 1990; Turkey, April 1990; Singapore, Japan and South Korea, April 1991; USA and Hong Kong, September-October 1991; USA, July-August 1992; New Zealand, September 1992; Singapore and Indonesia, November 1992; USA, UK, Malaysia and Indonesia, June 1993; Fiji, February 1995; USA, October 1995; Indonesia, December 1995; India, Singapore and Indonesia, November 1996; Hong Kong, Jordan, Israel, UK and Singapore, July 1997; East Timor, December 1999 and April-May 2000; Indonesia, Singapore and Indonesia, April-May 2000; Japan, June 2000; Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, April-May 2005; Turkey, March-April 2005.
  • Parliamentary Delegate to the Australian Constitutional Convention, Canberra, February 1998.
  • Parliamentary Delegation to Kuwait, Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan, July-August 2002.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to India, January 2003.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to East Timor, July 2003.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Indonesia, February 2004.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Saudi Arabia, China, India, Republic of Korea, United Arab Emirates and Thailand, June-July 2007.

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Parliamentary party positions

  • Leader of the House from 15.2.88 to 11.3.96.
  • Deputy Leader of the Federal Parliamentary Labor Party from 20.6.95 to 19.3.96.
  • Leader of the Federal Parliamentary Labor Party from 19.3.96 to 22.11.01 and from 28.1.05 to 4.12.06.
  • Leader of the Opposition from 19.3.96 to 22.11.01 and from 28.1.05 to 4.12.06.
  • Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry from 19.3.96 to 22.11.01, from 3.8.04 to 22.10.04 and from 28.1.05.
  • Shadow Minister for Defence from 3.8.04 to 22.10.04.

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Party positions

  • Member, ALP State Executive (WA) 1967-73 and from 1976.
  • Vice-President, ALP (WA) 1970-73.
  • Treasurer, ALP (WA) 1977-80.
  • Secretary, ALP Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence 1980-83.
  • Member, National Executive Foreign Affairs and Defence Committee 1978-90.
  • Member, ALP Administrative Committee (WA) 1980-82.
  • Delegate, ALP National Conference from 1980.
  • Member, ALP National Executive 1991-2001 and from 2005.

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Personal

  • Born 14.12.1948, Perth, WA.
  • Married.

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Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament

  • MA (UWA), MPhil (Oxon).
  • Rhodes Scholar (WA 1973).
  • Tutor, Murdoch University 1976-79.
  • Lecturer in Social and Political Theory, Murdoch University, Western Australia 1980.

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Electorate

  • Description: provincial.
    Location: south of Perth; it includes the centres of Kwinana, Mandurah and Rockingham.
    Area: 430 sq km (approx.).
    Electors enrolled: 84 223 (at 9.10.04).
    Industries: heavy industry in the Kwinana industrial area, alumina refining, tourism and the naval base, HMAS Stirling, on Garden Island.
    State electorates: Brand includes parts of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly electorates of Mandurah, Peel and Rockingham, and parts of Cockburn and Serpentine-Jarrahdale.

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Publications

  • The Politics of Intrusion - the Superpowers in the Indian Ocean (with I Clark), Sydney: Alternative Publishing Cooperative, 1979.

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