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Biography for CAMERON, Donald Milner

Member for Griffith 1966-77; Member for Fadden 1977-83; Member for Moreton (Qld) 1983-90

Liberal Party of Australia



Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Griffith, Queensland, 1966, 1969, 1972, 1974 and 1975.

Re-elected following the 1977 electoral redistribution for Fadden, Queensland, at general elections 1977 and 1980. Defeated 5.3.83.

Re-elected for Moreton at by-election 5.11.83, vice the Hon. Sir Denis James Killen, KCMG (resigned). Re-elected 1984 and 1987.

Defeated at general elections 1990.


Committee Service

House of Representatives Standing: Privileges from 28.11.69 (Chairman from 2.3.78) to 4.2.83; House from 18.7.74 to 10.11.77; Procedure from 28.2.85 to 19.2.90; Members' Interests from 20.3.85 to 19.2.90; Privileges from 8.10.87 to 19.2.90; Selection Committee from 16.2.88 to 19.2.90.

Joint Statutory: Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings from 25.11.69 to 4.2.83.

Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs from 16.4.70 to 2.11.72.


Conferences, Delegations and Visits

Member, Australian Parliamentary Mission to the United States and Mexico, June-July 1972.

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to South-East Asia, January 1974.

Deputy Leader, Parliamentary Delegation to the European Parliamentary Institutions, Strasbourg and Berlin, September-October 1985.

Delegate, United Nations General Assembly, September-December 1988.


Parliamentary Party Positions

Opposition Deputy Whip from 14.6.74 to 11.11.75.

Assistant Government Whip from 22.12.75 to 16.3.78.


Party Positions

President, Young Liberals (Qld) 1967-68.

State Vice-President, Liberal Party (Qld) 1983-84.


Personal

Born 6.2.40 at Brisbane, Qld.


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

Industrial Officer, Association of Employers of Waterside Labour.


Military Service

CMF 1957.


Electorate

Description: Metropolitan - residential suburban.

Location: Southern Brisbane; following the 1984 Federal redistribution includes the suburbs of Annerley, Fairfield, Greenslopes, Holland Park, Mt Gravatt, Tarragindi, Yeerongpilly and Yeronga, and parts of Camp Hill.

Area: 50 sq km (approx.).

Electors enrolled: 68 544 (at 11.7.87).

Industries: Light construction and manufacturing plants and service industries.

State electorates: Moreton includes parts of the Queensland Legislative Assembly electorates of Chatsworth, Greenslopes, Mansfield, Mt Gravatt, South Brisbane and Yeronga.