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Former Senator John Herron

Former Senator John Herron

Former Senator

Party
Liberal Party of Australia
Chamber
Senate

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the Senate for Queensland 1990. Re-elected 1996 and 2001. Resigned 5.9.2002.
Parliamentary positions
  • Temporary Chair of Committees from 18.8.1993 to 1.5.1996.
Ministerial appointments
  • Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs from 11.3.1996 to 30.1.2001.
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Parliamentary Library from 11.9.1990 to 29.4.1996; Selection of Bills from 2.4.1992 to 5.9.2002; Privileges from 19.8.1992 to 18.8.1993; Parliamentary Library from 1.7.2002 to 5.9.2002.
  • Senate Select: Health Legislation and Health Insurance from 24.8.1990 to 20.12.1990; Community Standards Relevant to the Supply of Services Utilising Electronic Technologies (previously Telecommunications Technologies) from 1.7.1993 to 29.4.1996; Unresolved Whistleblower Cases from 1.12.1994 to 26.10.1995.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Community Affairs from 24.8.1990 to 4.5.1994; Community Affairs from 6.5.1994 to 25.8.1994; Community Affairs: References from 10.10.1994 to 29.4.1996 (Chair from 10.10.1994 to 29.4.1996); Community Affairs: Legislation from 10.10.1994 to 29.4.1996; Community Affairs: Legislation from 13.2.2002 to 1.7.2002; Community Affairs: Legislation from 21.8.2002 to 28.8.2002.
  • Senate Estimates: E from 5.3.1992 to 20.8.1992; C from 9.6.1994 to 10.10.1994.
Conferences, delegations and visits
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to the European Parliamentary Institutions, Strasbourg, Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands, September-October 1992.
  • Official visits to Switzerland, UK and Canada, July-August 1997.
  • Official visits to Canada, USA, Switzerland and UK, July-August 1999.
  • Official visits to New Zealand, July-August 2000.
  • Study tour, UK, Ireland, Denmark, Sweden and the Netherlands, March-April 2002.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary to the Shadow Minister for Health from 26.5.1994 to 11.3.1996.
Party positions
  • President of the Liberal Party State Branch (Qld.) from 1980 to 1984.
  • President of the Liberal Party State Branch (Qld.) from 2001 to 2002.
Personal
  • Born 4.9.1932, Home Hill, Australia
  • Died 25.2.2019, Brisbane
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • MBBS (University of Queensland).
  • FAMA (American Medical Association).
  • FRACS (Royal Australasian College of Surgeons).
  • FRCS (Royal College of Surgeons).
  • FRCSE (Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh).
  • General surgeon.
  • Research Fellow at the Queensland Cancer Fund from 1963 to 1968.
  • Visiting Surgeon at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane (Qld) from 1968 to 1974.
  • Senior Surgeon at Mater Public Hospital, Brisbane (Qld) from 1974 to 1990.
  • President of the Australian Medical Association (Qld) from 1988 to 1989.
Military Service
  • 11th Field Ambulance 1957.
  • Royal Australian Army Medical Corps Reserve 1958-82.
  • RAAF Reserve 1982-88.