Speeches Browse all speeches (Hansard) Biography Parliamentary service Elected to the House of Representatives for Greenway, New South Wales, 1996, 1998 and 2001.Retired prior to general elections 2004. Parliamentary positions Member, Speaker's Panel from 7.5.96 to 31.8.04. Committee service House of Representatives Standing: Procedure from 29.5.96 to 31.8.98; Employment, Education and Training from 30.5.96 to 31.8.98; Environment, Recreation and the Arts from 17.11.97 to 31.8.98; Communications, Transport and the Arts from 8.12.98 to 8.10.01; Transport and Regional Services from 20.3.02 to 31.8.04; Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 8.12.98 to 1.9.99; Ageing from 20.3.02 to 31.8.04.House of Representatives Select: Recent Australian Bushfires from 27.3.03 to 5.11.03. Conferences, delegations and visits Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Papua-New Guinea, Kiribati, Tuvalu and Vanuatu, October 1997.Attended Biennial Conference of the Pacific Community, French Polynesia, and bilateral visits to the Cook Islands and Tonga, November-December 1999.Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Egypt, August-September 2002. Personal Born 4.6.1935 at Annandale, NSW.Married. Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament Fitter and turner.Union official, Australasian Society of Engineers.Branch Secretary (NSW), Australian Society of Engineers.Federal President, Australian Society of Engineers.Executive Member, Australian Council of Trade Unions.President, Labor Council of NSW. Electorate Description: outer metropolitan.Location: western outskirts of Sydney; it includes the suburbs of Acacia Gardens, Blacktown, Dean Park, Glenwood, Kellyvale Ridge, Kings Langley, Kings Park, Lalor Park, Marayong, Marsden Park, Prospect, Parklea, Quakers Hill, Riverstone, Schofields, Seven Hills and Stanhope Gardens, and parts of Rouse Hill, Toongabbie and Vineyard.Area: 120 sq km (approx.).Electors enrolled: 85 876 (at 10.11.01).Industries: heavy engineering, electronics, food processing, warehousing and distribution, information technology, agriculture and education.State electorates: Greenway includes parts of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorates of Blacktown, Mt Druitt, Riverstone and Wentworthville. Honours Appointed Member of the Order of Australia, January 1995.