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CLARK, Joseph JamesBiography for CLARK, Joseph James

Member for Darling (NSW)

Australian Labor Party

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Darling, New South Wales, 1934. Re-elected 1937, 1940, 1943, 1946, 1949, 1951, 1954, 1955, 1958, 1961, 1963 and 1966. Retired prior to general elections 1969.

Parliamentary Appointments

Deputy Chairman of the Australian Meat Industry Commission from 1942 to 1943.

Parliamentary Positions

Temporary Chairman of Committees from October 1943 to November 1946.

Chairman of Committees from 7.11.1946 to 31.10.1949.

Deputy Speaker from 1.9.1948 to 26.11.1948.

Deputy Speaker from 1.3.1949 to 27.10.1949.

Temporary Chairman of Committees from September 1956 to 2.11.1961.

Temporary Chairman of Committees from 27.2.1964.

Committee Service

Joint Standing: Profits from 3.7.1941 to 26.3.1942 (Deputy Chair from 1941 to 1942).

House of Representatives Standing: House from 3.12.1937 to 27.8.1940; Privileges from 7.3.1944 to 14.10.1958; Standing Orders from 1.3.1950 to 29.9.1969.

Conferences, Delegations and Visits

Leader, Australian Delegation to 1st Session of Iron and Steel Committee, International Labour Organization, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, April 1946.

Adviser, Australian Delegation to 1st Session of Metal Trades Committee of International Labour Organization, Toledo, Ohio, USA, May 1946.

Member, Australian Delegation to 55th Conference of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, Teheran, 1966.


Born 29.7.1897, Coonamble, Australia

Died 9.12.1992

Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament


Local Government Service

Alderman, Coonamble Shire for nine years.

Mayor, Coonamble Shire on three occasions.