|Title||Biography for BRERETON, the Hon. Laurence John
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Member for Kingsford-Smith (NSW) 1990-2004
Australian Labor Party
State: elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for Randwick from 14.2.1970 to 13.1.1971 and for Heffron from 17.11.1973. Resigned 17.2.1990.
Federal: elected to the House of Representatives for Kingsford Smith, New South Wales, 1990, 1993, 1996, 1998 and 2001.
Retired prior to general elections 2004.
State: Minister for Health from 2.10.81 to 10.2.84.
Minister for Roads from 27.10.83 to 10.2.84 and from 5.4.84 to 26.11.87.
Minister for Public Works from 10.2.84 to 26.11.87.
Minister for Employment from 10.2.84 to 5.4.84.
Federal: Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister from 27.12.91 to 24.3.93.
Minister for Industrial Relations from 24.3.93 to 11.3.96.
Minister for Transport from 13.12.93 to 11.3.96.
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Public Service Matters from 24.3.93 to 23.12.93.
House of Representatives Standing: Privileges from 20.3.02 to 31.8.04.
Joint Statutory: Corporations and Securities from 7.3.91 to 27.12.91.
Joint: Electoral Matters from 16.5.90 (Chair from 17.5.90) to 27.12.91; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 18.6.96 to 31.8.04.
Joint Select: Intelligence Services from 28.6.01 to 27.8.01.
Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Poland, July-August 1991.
Leader, Parliamentary Delegation to Malaysia, June 1992.
Official visits to Indonesia and Hong Kong, November-December 1993; Europe, UK and USA, June 1994; China and Hong Kong, March-April 1995; USA and Switzerland, June 1995; South Africa and Israel, July 1995; China, September 1995; East Timor, December 1999
Visit to the United Nations General Assembly, New York, September-October 1996 and September-October 1999.
Study tour, Indonesia, April 1999; New Zealand, September 1999; New Zealand, March 2000; East Timor, August 2000; China, Thailand and Singapore, April 2001.
Member, Official Delegation to observe the referendum in East Timor, August-September 1999.
Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Kuwait, Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan, July-August 2002.
Parliamentary Adviser, United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), New York, September-December 2002.
Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Indonesia and Papua New Guinea, December 2003.
Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry from 19.3.96 to 22.11.01. Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs from 20.3.96 to 22.11.01.
Born 29.5.1946, Sydney, NSW.
Traineeship in electrical trades.
Member, Legislative Assembly, New South Wales (see Parliamentary Service above).
Description: inner metropolitan.
Location: southern Sydney; it includes the suburbs of Botany, Chifley, Clovelly, Coogee, Daceyville, Eastlakes, Hillsdale, Kensington, Kingsford, La Perouse, Little Bay, Malabar, Maroubra, Mascot, Matraville, Pagewood, Phillip Bay, Randwick, Rosebery and South Coogee.
Area: 62 sq km (approx.).
Electors enrolled: 86 647 (at 10.11.01).
Industries: shipping, paper manufacturing, light manufacturing, commercial and retail businesses.
State electorates: Kingsford Smith includes the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorate of Maroubra, and parts of Coogee, Heffron and Kogarah.