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Biography for DRUMMOND, Peter Hertford

Member for Forrest (WA) 1972-87

Liberal Party



Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Forrest, Western Australia, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1980, 1983 and 1984.

Retired prior to general elections 1987.


Parliamentary Positions

Deputy Chairman of Committees from 18.2.76 to 5.6.87.


Committee Service

House of Representatives Standing: Aboriginal Affairs from 1.4.76 to 10.11.77; Environment and Conservation from 4.12.80 to 4.2.83.

House of Representatives Select: Tourism from 14.3.78 to 15.3.78.

Joint Statutory: Public Works from 5.5.83 to 26.10.84.

Joint Select: Aboriginal Land Rights in the Northern Territory from 10.12.76 to 28.2.77; reappointed 15.3.77 to 18.8.77.


Conferences, Delegations and Visits

Member, CPA Delegation to United Kingdom, June-July 1974.

Member, Spring Meeting IPU, Canberra, April 1977; 64th IPU Conference, Sofia, September 1977.

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to the European Parliament, Luxembourg, September 1977.

Member, Annual CPA Discussion Group, UK, May 1981.

Attended 6th Australasian and Pacific Parliamentary Seminar, Canberra, Hobart, Wellington and Apia, September 1982.

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to the USSR and Poland, June-July 1986.


Party Positions

President, Liberal Party Mount Barker Branch 1970-71.


Personal

Born 21.8.31 at Wagga Wagga, NSW.


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

Farmer.


Electorate

Description: Rural.

Location: South-west Western Australia; following the 1984 Federal redistribution includes the centres of Albany, Augusta, Boyup Brook, Bridgetown, Bunbury, Busselton, Collie, Denmark, Donnybrook, Greenbushes, Manjimup, Margaret River, Nannup and Pemberton.

Area: 27 896 sq km (approx.).

Electors enrolled: 66 564 (at 1.12.84).

Industries: Dairying, grain growing, wool growing, wine production, beef cattle, fruit and vegetable growing, hops, fishing, meatworks, timber logging and milling, tourism, bauxite mining and refining as well as other mining activities (beach sands, coal and tin).

State electorates: Forrest includes the Western Australian Legislative Assembly electorates of Albany, Bunbury, Collie, Mitchell, Vasse and Warren, and parts of Murray-Wellington and Stirling.