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Biography for CARLTON, the Hon. James Joseph

Member for Mackellar (NSW) 1977-94

Liberal Party of Australia

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Mackellar, New South Wales, 1977, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1987, 1990 and 1993. Resigned 14.1.94.

Ministerial Appointments

Minister for Health from 7.5.82 to 11.3.83.

Minister Assisting the Minister for National Development and Energy from 7.5.82 to 11.3.83.

Committee Service

House of Representatives Standing: Long Term Strategies from 26.5.93 to 17.11.93.

Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs and Defence from 4.12.80 to 18.8.82 and from 28.2.85 to 18.9.85.

Conferences, Delegations and Visits

Leader, Parliamentary Delegation to 2nd General Assembly of AIPO, Bangkok, September-October 1979, and 3rd General Assembly, Jakarta, September 1980.

Deputy Leader, Parliamentary Delegation to Yugoslavia, Hungary and Czechoslovakia, June-July 1989.

Parliamentary Party Positions

Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry from 16.3.83 to 14.12.84; from 9.9.85 to 16.9.88 and from 12.5.89 to 14.1.94.

Spokesman on Health from 16.3.83 to 14.12.84; on Treasury from 9.9.85 to 14.8.87; on Education from 14.8.87 to 16.9.88; on Defence from 12.5.89 to 11.4.90; Shadow Minister without Portfolio Assisting the Leader of the Opposition on Policy Co-ordination and Development from 11.4.90 to 28.4.92; Shadow Minister Assisting the Leader of the Opposition on Policy Co-ordination from 28.4.92 to 7.4.93; Joint Shadow Minister Assisting the Leader of the Opposition on Transition to Government from 28.4.92 to 7.4.93; Shadow Minister for the Aged from 28.4.92 to 7.8.92; Shadow Minister for Sustainable Development and the Environment from 7.8.92 to 7.4.93.

Chairman, Social Policy and Health Group from 11.4.90 to 28.4.92; Family, Social and Health Policy Group from 28.4.92 to 7.8.92.

Member, Fightback! Co-ordination and Marketing Group from 28.4.92 to 7.4.93.

Chairperson, Coalition Policy Review Committee from 7.4.93 to 14.1.94.


Born 13.5.35 at Sydney, NSW.


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

BSc (Syd).

Industrial manager; management consultant.

General Secretary, Liberal Party (NSW) 1971-77.

Member, Council of the Friends of the Australian Opera 1972-78.


Description: Outer metropolitan.

Location: Northern Sydney; it includes the suburbs of Avalon, Bayview, Beacon Hill, Bilgola, Church Point, Collaroy, Dee Why, Elanora Heights, Frenchs Forest, Mona Vale, Narrabeen, Newport, Palm Beach and Terrey Hills.

Area: 216 sq km (approx.).

Electors enrolled: 77 526 (at 15.2.93).

Industries: Small manufacturing, service industries, commercial wholesale and retail trades and tourism.

State electorates: Mackellar includes the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorate of Pittwater, and parts of Davidson and Wakehurst.