Speeches Browse all speeches (Hansard) Biography Parliamentary service Elected to the House of Representatives for Macarthur, New South Wales, 1983. Elected to the House of Representatives for Throsby, New South Wales, 1984, following electoral redistribution. Re-elected 1987 and 1990, 1993, 1996 and 1998. Retired prior to general elections 2001. Parliamentary appointments Member of the Advisory Council on Australian Archives from 6.6.1984 to 5.6.1996. Parliamentary positions Deputy Chairman of Committees from 29.8.1989 to 21.2.1994.Member of the Speaker's Panel from 21.2.1994 to 8.10.2001. Committee service House of Representatives Standing: Procedure served from 28.2.1985 to 5.6.1987; Transport Safety served from 28.2.1985 to 5.6.1987; House served from 8.10.1987 to 8.10.2001; Aboriginal Affairs served from 8.10.1987 to 28.10.1987; Transport, Communications and Infrastructure served from 28.10.1987 to 29.1.1996; Selection served from 15.5.1990 to 8.2.1993; Parliamentary Library served from 16.5.1990 to 8.2.1993; Procedure served from 16.5.1990 to 8.2.1993; Selection served from 7.5.1996 to 8.10.2001; Communications, Transport and Microeconomic Reform served from 17.11.1997 to 31.8.1998; Communications, Transport and the Arts served from 8.12.1998 to 9.10.2000Joint Standing: Australian Capital Territory served from 12.5.1983 to 26.10.1984; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade served from 17.5.1990 to 10.8.1999; Parliamentary Zone served from 12.9.1991 to 8.2.1993; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade served as Deputy Chair from 11.8.1999 to 8.10.2001Joint Statutory: Public Works served from 28.2.1985 to 7.10.1987; Public Works served as Chair from 8.10.1987 to 28.5.1996; Public Works served as Deputy Chair from 29.5.1996 to 7.12.1998; Public Works served from 8.12.1998 to 8.10.2001 Conferences, delegations and visits Member, 73rd IPU Conference, Lome, Togo, March 1985.Leader, Parliamentary Delegation to Ethiopia, Tanzania, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, June-July 1988.Member, Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade visit to Papua New Guinea, February-March 1991.Member, Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade study tour of Indonesia, October 1992.Member, Parliamentary Delegation to India, Nepal and Bangladesh, November-December 1993.Member, Official Delegation to South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Botswana, July 1994.Member, Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade (Foreign Affairs Sub-Committee) visit to Thailand and Laos, November-December 1994.Member, Parliamentary Delegation to the 5th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum, Vancouver, Canada, January 1997.Member, Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade visit to Papua New Guinea, March 1999.Study tour, UK, July-August 1999.Member, Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade visit to East Timor, December 1999.Parliamentary Adviser, United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), New York, September-December 2000.Study tour, Japan and USA, August-September 2000.Member, Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade visit to East Timor, February 2001. Party positions Delegate to the Australian Labor Party State Conference (NSW).Secretary of the Australian Labor Party Jamberoo Branch from 1977 to 1983.Secretary of the Australian Labor Party Macarthur Federal Electorate Council from 1981 to 1983.Secretary of the Australian Labor Party Kiama State Electorate Council from 1981 to 1983. Personal Born: 30.5.1938, Wauchope, AustraliaGender: Male Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament DipContEd (University of New England).BA (Open University).BSc(Ec)(Hons) (University of London).DipIntAff (University of London).Regional Director of the Workers' Educational Association. Electorate Name: ThrosbyLocation: South-eastern New South Wales south of Wollongong; it includes the centres of Albion Park, Barrack Heights, Berkeley, Cringila, Dapto, Kembla Grange, Lake Illawarra, Oak Flats, Port Kembla, Shellharbour, Warilla and Warrawong.Area: 392 Sq kmElectors enrolled: 78,879 (at 3.10.1998)Industries: Steelworks, mining, engineering, light and heavy manufacturing, building, transport, tourism. Includes: Throsby includes parts of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorates of Illawarra, Kiama, Southern Highlands and Wollongong.