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BLANCHARD, Cecil AllenBiography for BLANCHARD, Cecil Allen

Member for Moore (WA)

Australian Labor Party

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Moore, Western Australia, 1983. Re-elected 1984 and 1987. Defeated at general elections 1990.

Parliamentary Positions

Deputy Chairman of Committees from 22.2.85 to 19.2.90

Committee Service

House of Representatives Standing: House from 5.5.1983 to 8.10.1987; Library from 10.5.1983 to 26.10.1984; Aboriginal Affairs from 10.5.1983 to 19.2.1990 (Chair from 19.3.1985 to 19.2.1990); Publications from 8.10.1987 to 19.2.1990.

House of Representatives Select: Aboriginal Education from 22.3.1985 to 26.11.1985 (Chair from 27.3.1985 to 26.11.1985).

Conferences Delegations and Visits

Member, 30th CPA Conference, Douglas, Isle of Man, September-October 1984

Leader, Parliamentary Delegation to New Zealand, June 1986

Member, 78th IPU Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, October 1987

Party Positions

Secretary, ALP South Perth Branch 1969-71

Foundation President, South Wanneroo Branch 1971-75

President, Stirling Electorate Council 1976-78

Delegate, ALP State Executive (WA) 1976-83

Member, WA Branch Health and Welfare Committee 1976-83


Born 17.4.1929, London, Ireland

Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament


Dip.Crim (London)

Training and staff development officer

Member, Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology

Treasurer, Australian Crime Prevention Council (WA Branch) 1979-83

President, Civil Rehabilitation Council of WA 1982-83


Location: Northern suburbs of Perth; following the 1989 Federal redistribution it includes the suburbs of Carine, Duncraig, Hillarys, Marmion, North Beach, Padbury, Sorrento and Wanneroo.

Area: 721 Sq km

Electors enrolled: 61451 (at 11.11.1988)

Industries: Wheat, wool, beef cattle, crayfishing, poultry farming, vineyards, market gardening, light industry and service industries.

Electorate: Moore includes the Western Australian Legislative Assembly electorates of Marmion, Wanneroo and Whitford, and parts of Balcatta and Scarborough.