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CHARLTON, MatthewBiography for CHARLTON, Matthew

Member for Hunter (NSW)

Australian Labor Party



Parliamentary Service

State: Elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for Waratah, 1903.

Federal: Elected to the House of Representatives for Hunter, New South Wales, 1910. Re-elected 1913, 1914, 1917, 1919, 1922 (unopposed) and 1925. Retired prior to general elections 1928.


Parliamentary Positions

Temporary Chairman of Committees from 1913 to 1921


Committee Service

Joint Statutory: Public Accounts from 27.11.1914 to 27.7.1922 (Chair from 1914 to 1921).

House of Representatives Standing: Standing Orders from 26.7.1917.

House of Representatives Select: Case of ex-Gunner Yates from 12.7.1923 to 1923.


Conferences Delegations and Visits

One of the representatives of Australia at the League of Nations, 1924


Parliamentary Party Positions

Member of the Federal Parliamentary Australian Labor Party Executive from 8.7.1913 to 13.6.1917.

Member of the Federal Parliamentary Australian Labor Party Executive from 4.3.1920 to 27.2.1923.

Assistant Manager of Opposition Business from 29.9.1921 to 16.5.1922.

Leader of the Opposition from 16.5.1922 to 29.3.1928.


Party Positions

Federal Leader, ALP from 1922 to 1928


Other Positions

Helped to organise the Australian Workers' Union


Personal

Born 15.3.1866, Linton, Australia

Died 8.12.1948, Lambton

Married


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

Miner

Secretary and treasurer, local Miners' Union lodge

Treasurer, Northern District Colliery Employees Federation from 1901


Local Government Service

Alderman, Lambton Council from 1934 to 1938.

Elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for Waratah, 1903.

Elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for Northumberland, 1904. Resigned 28.2.1910 to contest the House of Representatives division of Hunter, New South Wales.