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KEATING, the Hon. Paul JohnBiography for KEATING, the Hon. Paul John

Member for Blaxland (NSW)

Australian Labor Party



Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Blaxland, New South Wales, 1969. Re-elected 1972, 1974, 1977, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1987, 1990, 1993 and 1996. Resigned 23.4.1996.


Parliamentary Appointments

Member, Parliamentary Retiring Allowances Trust from 04.12.1980 to 14.01.1983


Ministerial Appointments

Minister for Northern Australia from 21.10.1975 to 11.11.1975.

Cabinet Minister from 21.10.1975 to 11.11.1975.

Cabinet Minister from 11.3.1983 to 3.6.1991.

Treasurer from 11.3.1983 to 3.6.1991.

Deputy Prime Minister from 4.4.1990 to 3.6.1991.

Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Commonwealth-State Relations from 4.4.1990 to 3.6.1991.

Prime Minister from 20.12.1991 to 11.3.1996.

Cabinet Minister from 20.12.1991 to 11.3.1996.


Committee Service

Joint Standing: New Parliament House from 30.9.1975 to 4.2.1983.

Joint Select: Pecuniary Interests of Members of Parliament from 25.9.1974 to 30.9.1975.


Conferences Delegations and Visits

Represented the Australian Government with the status of Minister at the Meeting of Commonwealth Ministers on matters affecting youth, Zambia, February 1973

Attended Annual Meetings of IMF and World Bank Group, September 1983

Official visits to USA, May-June 1983

Official visits to France, Federal Republic of Germany and UK, October 1983

Attended Annual Meetings of IMF and World Bank Group, September 1984

Official visits to UK, France and USA, April 1985

Official visits to USA and UK, October-November 1985

Official visits to USA, UK and France, April 1986

Official visits to USA and Europe, September-October 1986

Official visits to Japan, November 1986

Official visits to USA, UK, Federal Republic of Germany and France, September-October 1987

Official visits to Switzerland, January-February 1988

Official visits to Japan, July 1988

Official visits to Europe and USA, September-October 1988

Official visits to China, April-May 1989

Official visits to France, USSR and UK, May-June 1989

Official visits to Japan and Europe, November 1989

Official visits to Europe and UK, May-June 1990

Official visits to Indonesia and Papua New Guinea, April 1992

Official visits to Japan, Singapore and Cambodia, September 1992

Official visits to South Pacific Forum, Solomon Islands, July 1992

Official visits to Republic of Korea and China, June 1993

Official visits to Nauru, August 1993

Official visits to USA, UK, Ireland, France and Monaco, September 1993

Official visits to Cyprus and Indonesia, October 1993

Official visits to USA, November 1993

Official visits to Laos, Thailand and Vietnam, April 1994

Official visits to UK, France and Belgium, June 1994

Official visits to Indonesia, June 1994

Official visits to Japan, September 1994

Official visits to Indonesia, November 1994

Official visits to Singapore, Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands, March 1995

Official visits to Japan, May 1995

Official visits to Papua New Guinea and Indonesia, September 1995

Official visits to Israel and New Zealand, November 1995

Official visits to Japan, November 1995

Official visits to Indonesia, December 1995

Official visits to Malaysia and Singapore, January 1996


Parliamentary Party Positions

Member of the Opposition Shadow Ministry from 27.1.1976 to 11.3.1983.

Opposition Spokesman on Agriculture from 29.1.1976 to 25.3.1976.

Opposition Spokesman on Minerals and Energy from 25.3.1976 to 29.12.1977.

Opposition Spokesman on Minerals, Energy and National Development) from 29.12.1977 to 23.11.1980.

Opposition Spokesman on Northern Australia from 19.3.1980 to 23.11.1980.

Opposition Spokesman on Resources and Energy from 23.11.1980 to 14.1.1983.

Opposition Spokesman on Treasury from 14.1.1983 to 11.3.1983.

Deputy Leader of the Federal Parliamentary Australian Labor Party from 4.4.1990 to 3.6.1991.

Leader of the Federal Parliamentary Australian Labor Party from 19.12.1991 to 19.3.1996.


Party Positions

President, ALP (NSW), 1979-83


Personal

Born 18.1.1944, Sydney, Australia

Married


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

Research officer and industrial advocate, Federated Municipal and Shire Council Employees' Union of Australia


Electorate

Description: Inner Metropolitan

Location: South-western Sydney; it includes the suburbs of Bankstown, Bass Hill, Birrong, Chester Hill, Condell Park, Georges Hall, Greenacre, Lansdowne, Punchbowl, Sefton, Villawood, Wiley Park and Yagoona.

Area: 50 Sq km

Electors enrolled: 78009 (at 5.2.1996)

Industries: Railway workshops, aircraft repairs, transport and storage industries.

Electorate: Blaxland includes the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorate of Bankstown, and parts of Auburn, Granville and Lakemba.