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Biography for KLUGMAN, Dr Richard Emanuel

Member for Prospect (NSW) 1969-90

Australian Labor Party

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Prospect, New South Wales, 1969, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1980, 1983, 1984 and 1987.

Retired prior to general elections 1990.

Parliamentary Appointments

Parliamentary Representative on the Council of the Australian National University from 15.3.73 to 19.2.90.

Member, Parliamentary Retiring Allowances Trust from 18.5.83 to 19.2.90.

Committee Service

House of Representatives Standing: Library from 1.3.73 to 11.11.75; House from 3.3.76 to 10.11.77; Road Safety (formerly Select) from 2.5.73 to 5.3.75; Expenditure from 14.10.76 to 19.9.79; Members' Interests from 20.3.85 (Chairman from 20.3.85) to 19.2.90.

House of Representatives Select: Specific Learning Difficulties from 1.4.76 to 14.10.76.

Joint: Foreign Affairs and Defence from 16.5.73 to 5.6.87; Parliamentary Committee System from 5.3.75 to 11.11.75; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 20.10.87 to 19.2.90.

Joint Statutory: Public Accounts from 8.12.83 to 26.10.84 and from 20.4.88 to 10.11.88.

Joint Select: Electoral Reform from 12.5.83 (Chairman from 18.5.83) to 26.10.84; Video Material from 20.3.85 (Chairman from 22.3.85) to 28.4.88; Tenure of Appointees to Commonwealth Tribunals from 12.4.89 (Chairman from 13.4.89) to 30.11.89.

Conferences, Delegations and Visits

Parliamentary Adviser to the Australian Delegation at the 29th Session of the UN General Assembly, New York, September-December 1973.

Member, IPU Spring Meeting, Canberra, April 1977; 65th IPU Conference, Bonn, September 1978; 69th IPU Conference, Rome, September 1982; and 71st IPU Conference, Geneva, April 1984.

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Hungary, September-October 1982.

Leader, Parliamentary Delegation, IPU Symposium on Conventional Disarmament, Mexico City, May 1985.

Leader, Parliamentary Delegation to the Philippines and the Republic of Korea, October 1988.

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to the UN General Assembly, New York, September-December 1989.

Parliamentary Party Positions

Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry from 2.6.77 to 7.11.80. Spokesman on Health from 2.6.77 to 19.3.80; on Science from 2.6.77 to 29.12.77; on Veterans' Affairs from 29.12.77 to 19.3.80 and on Science and Administrative Services from 19.3.80 to 7.11.80.


Born 18.1.24.

Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

BSc (Hons), MBBS (Syd).

Medical practitioner.

Foundation member, Council for Civil Liberties.


Description: Outer metropolitan - residential suburban and industrial.

Location: Western Sydney; following the 1984 Federal redistribution includes the suburbs of Carramar, Fairfield, Greystanes, Guildford, Smithfield and Wetherill Park, and parts of Canley Vale and Villawood.

Area: 100 sq km (approx.).

Electors enrolled: 74 534 (at 11.7.87).

Industries: Building materials, chemicals, aluminium products, air transport, light engineering works and service industries as well as Yennora wool stores.

State electorates: Prospect includes parts of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorates of Cabramatta, Fairfield, Granville, Minchinbury, Smithfield and Wentworthville.