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Biography for SHEIL, Dr Glenister

Senator for Queensland 1974-81 and 1984-90

National Party of Australia



Parliamentary service

Elected to the Senate for Queensland 1974 (term deemed to have begun 1.7.73) and 1975. Resigned 6.2.81.

Re-elected to the Senate for Queensland 1984 (term began 1.12.84) and 1987.

Defeated 1990 (term expired 30.6.90).


Ministerial appointments

Appointed Member of the Executive Council from 20.12.77 to 22.12.77.


Committee service

Senate Standing: House from 4.3.76 to 17.8.78; Publications from 17.8.78 to 6.2.81; Privileges from 21.2.80 to 6.2.81; Selection of Bills from 11.5.90 to 30.6.90.

Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Health and Welfare from 25.9.74 to 11.11.75; Trade and Commerce from 24.3.76 (Chairman from 25.3.76) to 6.2.81; Social Welfare from 26.2.85 to 5.6.87; Community Affairs from 24.9.87 to 30.6.90.

Senate Select: Television Equalisation from

5.12.86 to 23.3.87; Health Legislation and Health Insurance from 16.6.89 to 30.6.90.

Senate Estimates: G from 3.10.74 to 3.9.75; D from 3.9.75 to 11.11.75, from 26.8.76 to 16.3.78, from 24.9.87 to 24.3.88 and from 17.5.88 to 29.9.88; E from 29.4.76 to 26.8.76; C from 16.3.78 to 20.9.78, from 1.4.80 to 6.2.81 and from 9.5.90 to 30.6.90; B from 26.3.85 to 24.3.87; F from 24.3.87 to 5.6.87 and from 29.9.88 to 8.5.90.

Joint Statutory: Public Works from 26.2.85 to 30.6.90.

Joint: Northern Territory from 1.8.74 to 11.11.75; Pecuniary Interests of Members of Parliament from 22.4.75 to 30.9.75.


Conferences, delegations and visits

Member, 24th CPA Conference, Kingston, Jamaica, September-October 1978.

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to China, June-July 1985.

Deputy Leader, Parliamentary Delegation to UK and Ireland, April 1988.


Parliamentary party positions

National Country Party Whip in the Senate from 21.2.80 to 6.2.81.

National Party Whip in the Senate from 21.2.85 to 14.9.87 and from 11.4.90 to 30.6.90.


Party positions

Chair, Metropolitan Zone State Vice-President, National Party (Qld) 1970-86.

Chairman, Social Welfare Committee National Party (Qld) 1972-78.

Chairman, Health Committee National Party (Qld) 1972-78 .


Other positions

Member, Parliamentary Liaison Group on AIDS from 1986.


Personal

Born 21.10.1929, Sydney, NSW.

Died 29.9.2008.


Qualifications and occupation before entering federal Parliament

MBBS (Qld), FRCP, FRACGP.

Medical practitioner.

Hospital proprietor and company director.