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Biography for NEWELL , Neville Joseph
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Member for Richmond (NSW) 1990-96

Australian Labor Party

Parliamentary service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Richmond, New South Wales, 1990 and 1993. Defeated at general elections 1996.

Parliamentary positions

Deputy Chair of Committees from 10.5.93 to 21.2.94.

Member, Speaker's Panel from 21.2.94 to 29.1.96.

Committee service

House of Representatives Standing: Environment, Recreation and the Arts from 16.5.90 to 29.1.96; Community Affairs from 12.5.93 to 29.1.96.

Conferences, delegations and visits

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to 12th AIPO and bilateral visit to the Philippines, November 1991.

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to AIPO, Singapore and bilateral visit to Thailand, September 1995.


Born 14.10.52, Sydney, NSW.


Qualifications and occupation before entering federal Parliament

DipAppSci (Hawkesbury Agricultural College), DipEd (Armidale College of Advanced Education).

High school teacher.


Description: Rural.

Location: New South Wales north coast; it includes the towns of Ballina, Bangalow, Brunswick Heads, Byron Bay, Lennox Head, Mullumbimby, Murwillumbah and Tweed Heads.

Area: 2379 sq km (approx.).

Electors enrolled: 80 597 (at 5.2.96).

Industries: Commercial fishing, dairying, beef cattle, abattoirs, maize, fruit (bananas, pawpaws, pineapples), beach sand minerals (rutile, zircon), protein stock feeds, shipping, tourism, sugar, bacon and butter factories, timber, pigs, hydro-electricity plant, engineering, steel fabrication, clothing manufacturing.