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CADMAN, the Hon. Alan GlyndwrBiography for CADMAN, the Hon. Alan Glyndwr

Member for Mitchell (NSW)

Liberal Party of Australia

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Mitchell, New South Wales, 1974. Re-elected 1975, 1977, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1987, 1990, 1993, 1996, 1998, 2001 and 2004. Retired prior to general elections 2007.

Parliamentary Appointments

Member of the Advisory Council for Inter-Government Relations from 10.5.1983 to 21.2.1985.

Ministerial Appointments

Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister from 19.3.1981 to 5.3.1983.

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Workplace Relations and Small Business from 18.7.1997 to 21.10.1998.

Committee Service

Joint Statutory: Public Accounts from 1.3.1978 to 26.3.1981; Public Accounts from 5.5.1983 to 29.11.1985; Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings from 28.2.2006.

Joint Select: Parliamentary Committee System from 1.4.1976 to 26.5.1976.

House of Representatives Standing: Community Affairs from 8.10.1987 to 19.2.1990; Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 15.6.1989 to 29.1.1996; Transport, Communications and Infrastructure from 16.5.1990 to 8.2.1993; Selection from 7.5.1996; Procedure from 29.5.1996 to 24.9.1997; Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 8.12.1998 to 31.8.2004; Industry, Science and Resources from 29.3.2001 to 8.10.2001; Employment, Education and Workplace Relations from 29.3.2001 to 8.10.2001; Family and Community Services from 20.3.2002 to 31.8.2004; Family and Human Services from 1.12.2004; Health and Ageing from 1.12.2004; Industry and Resources from 1.12.2004.

House of Representatives Select: Specific Learning Difficulties from 14.11.1974 to 14.10.1976 (Chair from 6.4.1976 to 14.10.1976).

Parliamentary Party Positions

Member of the Opposition Shadow Ministry from 9.9.1985 to 12.5.1989.

Opposition Spokesman on Immigration and Ethnic Affairs from 9.9.1985 to 12.5.1989.

Government Chief Whip in the House of Representatives from 11.3.1996 to 11.7.1997.

Party Positions

Member, Policy Committees on Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation

Member, Policy Committees on Attorney-General, Justice and Customs

Member, Policy Committees on Communications, Information Technology and the Arts

Member, Policy Committees on Family and Human Services

Member, Policy Committees on Health and Ageing

Member, Policy Committees on Industry and Resources

Member, Policy Committees on Trade and Foreign Affairs

Member, Policy Committees on Treasury, Finance and Public Administration

President, Liberal Party Dural-Arcadia Branch, 1970-74

Member, Liberal Party State Council (NSW) from 1970


Born 26.7.1937, Sydney, Australia


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

Cert.Ag (UNSW)


Company director


Appointed Medal of the Order of Australia, 08.06.2009


Description: Outer Metropolitan

Location: north-western outskirts of Sydney; it includes the suburbs of Annangrove, Baulkham Hills, Beaumont Hills, Bella Vista, Box Hill, Carlingford, Castle Hill, Crestwood, Dural, Glenhaven, Kellyville, Kenthurst, Maraylya, Nelson, Northmead, North Rocks, Rouse Hill and West Pennant Hills.

Area: 182 Sq km

Electors enrolled: 95480 (at 9.10.2004)

Industries: light engineering, food processing, information technology, pharmaceuticals, building, horticulture and general agriculture.

Electorate: Mitchell includes parts of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorates of Baulkham Hills, Epping, Hawkesbury, The Hills and Riverstone.