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Biography for CHARLES, David Ernest

Member for Isaacs (Vic) 1980-90

Australian Labor Party

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Isaacs, Victoria, 1980, 1983, 1984 and 1987.

Retired prior to general elections 1990.

Committee Service

House of Representatives Standing: Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 8.10.87 to 19.2.90.

Joint Statutory: Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings from 5.5.83 to 26.10.84.

Joint: Foreign Affairs and Defence from 12.5.83 to 5.6.87; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 20.10.87 to 19.2.90.

Joint Select: Video Material from 20.3.85 to 9.5.85 and from 26.10.87 to 28.4.88.

Conferences, Delegations and Visits

Member, 28th CPA Conference, The Bahamas, October 1982.

Leader, Parliamentary Exchange Visit to New Zealand, April 1989.

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Yugoslavia, Hungary and Czechoslovakia, June-July 1989.

Party Positions

Delegate, ALP State Conference (Vic) from 1976.

External Relations, National Policy Committee 1987.

Member, International Committee.


Born 2.3.48 at Melbourne, Vic.

Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

Film and television director.


Description: Metropolitan - residential suburban and light industrial.

Location: South-eastern Melbourne; following the 1989 Federal redistribution it includes the sandbelt suburbs of Aspendale, Beaumaris, Cheltenham, Mentone, Moorabbin and Mordialloc.

Area: 69 sq km.

Electors enrolled: 75 776 (at 18.11.89).

Industries: Light engineering works and service industries.

State electorates: Isaacs includes the Victorian Legislative Assembly electorate of Mentone, and parts of Bentleigh, Carrum, Clayton and Sandringham.