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CREAN, the Hon. Francis (Frank) DanielBiography for CREAN, the Hon. Francis (Frank) Daniel

Member for Melbourne Ports (Vic)

Australian Labor Party



Parliamentary Service

State: Elected to the Victorian Legislative Assembly for Albert Park, 1945. Defeated at general elections 1947.

Federal: Elected to the House of Representatives for Melbourne Ports, Victoria, 1951. Re-elected 1954, 1955, 1958, 1961, 1963, 1966, 1969, 1972, 1974 and 1975. Retired prior to general elections 1977.


Ministerial Appointments

Treasurer from 19.12.1972 to 11.12.1974.

Cabinet Minister from 19.12.1972 to 11.11.1975.

Minister for Overseas Trade from 11.12.1974 to 11.11.1975.

Deputy Prime Minister from 14.6.1975 to 11.11.1975.


Committee Service

Joint Statutory: Public Accounts from 25.9.1952 to 4.11.1955; Public Accounts from 8.4.1976 to 10.11.1977.

Joint Standing: Australian Capital Territory from 1.4.1976 to 10.11.1977.

Joint Select: Defence Forces Retirement Benefit Legislation from 2.9.1970 to 1972.

House of Representatives Standing: Privileges from 7.3.1967 to 26.9.1973; Privileges from 15.10.1973 to 11.4.1974; Expenditure from 5.5.1976 to 10.11.1977.

House of Representatives Select: Library from 1956 to 1956.


Conferences Delegations and Visits

Deputy Leader, 47th IPU Conference, Rio de Janeiro, July-August 1958

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to the South West Pacific, June-July 1967

Member, Australian Parliamentary Mission to the States bordering the Indian Ocean, from June-July 1968

Member, CPA Conference, Canberra, 1970

Member, Australian Parliamentary Mission to the United States and Mexico, from June-July 1972

Attended the Ministerial meeting of the Group of Twenty, International Monetary Conference, Washington, March 1973

Attended meeting of the Board of the Asian Development Bank, Manila, April 1973

Visited Japan for official talks in Tokyo on international monetary reform, April 1973

Attended Annual Meetings of World Bank and IMF in Nairobi, September 1973

Attended Annual Meetings of World Bank and IMF in Washington, September-October 1974

Official visit to the United States, February 1975

Official visit to New Zealand, March 1975

Official visits to Europe and Asia, June 1975

Official visit to Russia, August 1975

Official visits to Iran and New Zealand, September 1975

Member, CPA Annual Group Discussion, London, June-July 1977


Parliamentary Party Positions

Member of the Federal Parliamentary Australian Labor Party Executive from 1956 to 1972.

Deputy Leader of the Federal Parliamentary Australian Labor Party from 14.6.1975 to 27.1.1976.


Party Positions

Founding President, Victorian Young Labor, 1948

Member, Australian Labor Party National Executive, June 1975-January 1976


Other Positions

Associate of the Federal Institute of Accountants

Member, Committee Victorian Public Library, from 1945 to 1960

Chairman, Victorian Council of Adult Education from 1946 to 1973

Founding President, Victorian Fabian Society, 1947


Personal

Born 28.2.1916, Hamilton, Australia

Died 2.12.2008

Married


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

B.A (Hons)(Melb)

B.Comm (Melb)

Dip.Pub.Admin(Melb)

F.A.S.A

Income tax assessor, Victorian Tax Department

Accountant and University tutor


Local Government Service

Elected to the Victorian Legislative Assembly for Albert Park, 1945. Defeated at general elections 1947.

Elected to the Victorian Legislative Assembly for Prahran at by-election 1949. Resigned 1.3.1951 to contest the House of Representatives division of Melbourne Ports, Victoria.


Electorate

Location: Inner southern Melbourne suburbs of Elwood, St Kilda, Prahran, Albert Park, South Melbourne and Port Melbourne.

Area: 30 Sq km

Electors enrolled: 58001 (at 13.12.1975)

Industries: Car assembly plants, aircraft production (Commonwealth Aircraft Factory) and Stevedoring.

Electorate: Melbourne Ports includes the Victorian Legislative Assembly electorates of Albert Park, and parts of Prahran and St Kilda.