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Biography for GEORGES, George

Senator for Queensland 1968-87

Australian Labor Party to 15.12.86 Independent from 15.12.86



Parliamentary Service

Elected to the Senate for Queensland 1967 (term began 1.7.68), 1974, 1975, 1977 and 1983.

Defeated at general elections 1987.


Parliamentary Appointments

Parliamentary Representative on the Council of the Australian National University from 17.8.78 to 18.7.83 and from 23.8.83 to 3.10.84.


Parliamentary Positions

Temporary Chairman of Committees from 10.7.74 to 18.3.76 and from 26.11.80 to 4.2.83.


Committee Service

Senate Standing: Publications from 25.11.69 to 31.10.72 and from 17.8.78 to 4.2.83; Standing Orders from 18.7.74 to 31.10.74 and from 17.8.78 to 22.9.81; Regulations and Ordinances from 18.8.76 to 22.4.80; House from 17.8.78 to 25.2.81.

Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Social Environment from 15.3.73 to 11.4.74; Education, Science and the Arts from 28.3.73 (Chairman from 26.2.75) to 11.11.75; Social Welfare from 16.10.79 to 22.4.80; National Resources from 21.4.83 to 3.5.84.

Senate Select: Air Pollution 1968-69; Drug Trafficking and Drug Abuse 1967-68; Securities and Exchange from 16.4.70 to 20.8.75; Civil Rights of Migrant Australians 13.9.73 to 19.9.73; Corporations and Securities Industry Bill 1975 from 23.4.75 (Chairman from 23.4.75) to 11.11.75; Animal Welfare from 7.12.83 (Chairman from 9.12.83) to 5.6.87.

Senate Estimates: A from 16.9.70 to 11.4.74; D from 9.5.73 to 11.4.74; E from 3.10.74 to 15.4.75 and from 3.9.75 to 11.11.75; F from 15.4.75 (Chairman from 15.4.75) to 3.9.75 and from 2.4.81 (Chairman again from 11.5.83) to 20.3.86.

Joint Statutory: Public Works from 6.3.71 to 11.4.74; Public Accounts from 16.10.79 (Chairman from 11.5.83) to 24.2.87; National Crime Authority from 11.10.84 to 26.10.84.

Joint: Pecuniary Interests of Members of Parliament from 25.9.74 to 30.9.75; Australian Capital Territory from 25.3.76 to 18.8.77 and from 4.12.80 to 4.2.83; New Parliament House from 11.5.83 to 26.10.84.

Joint Select: Parliamentary Privilege from 5.5.82 to 3.10.84.


Conferences, Delegations and Visits

Delegate, Australasian Area Conference CPA, Sydney, 1969; and Annual Group Discussion CPA, London, March 1972.

Member, CPA Conference, Sri Lanka, September 1974.

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Africa, June-July 1979.


Parliamentary Party Positions

Opposition Whip in the Senate from 27.1.76 to 23.11.80.


Personal

Born 15.4.20 at Darwin, Northern Territory.