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Biography for PUPLICK, Christopher John Guelph

Senator for New South Wales 1978-81 and 1984-90

Liberal Party

Parliamentary Service

Appointed to the Senate for New South Wales by the Governor-in-Council under section 15 of the Constitution on 26.7.78, vice the Hon. Sir R.C.

Cotton (resigned).

Term expired 30.6.81.

Elected to the Senate for New South Wales 1984 (term began 1.12.84) and 1987.

Defeated 1990. Term expired 30.6.90.

Committee Service

Senate Standing: Library from 1.4.81 to 30.6.81 and from 26.2.85 to 5.6.87; Disputed Returns and Qualifications from 26.11.80 to 30.6.81; Privileges from 17.4.86 to 5.6.87.

Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Constitutional and Legal Affairs from 17.8.78 to 30.6.81 and from 26.2.85 to 5.6.87.

Senate Select: Television Equalisation from 5.12.86 to 23.3.87.

Senate Estimates: B from 2.4.81 to 30.6.81; D from 26.3.85 to 5.6.87 and from 29.9.88 to 8.5.90; F from 24.9.87 to 29.9.88.

Joint Select: Australia Card from 4.12.85 to 8.5.86.

Conferences, Delegations and Visits

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to USA, January 1988.

Parliamentary Party Positions

Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry from 14.8.87 to 9.5.90. Spokesman on the Environment and the Arts from 14.8.87 to 11.4.90; on the Bicentenary from 14.8.87 to 16.9.88; on Arts, Heritage and Sport from 11.4.90 to 9.5.90.

Manager, Opposition Business in the Senate from 11.4.90 to 30.6.90.

Party Positions

President, Liberal Party Mackellar Federal Conference 1969-70.

State President, Young Liberal Movement (NSW) 1972-74; Federal President 1974-77.

Member, Liberal Party State Executive (NSW) 1972-78.

Delegate, Liberal Party Federal Council 1972-77.

President, Liberal Party Pittwater State Conference (NSW) 1973-78.

Member, Liberal Party Federal Executive 1974-77.

Federal President, Young Liberal Movement 1974-77.

Member, Liberal Party Federal Philosophy Committee.


Born 13.5.48 at London, UK.

Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

BA (Hons), MA (Syd).

Public Affairs consultant.

Press Secretary to Federal Minister for Social Services and Minister in Charge of Aboriginal Affairs.

Research Officer with the Liberal Party of Australia (NSW).

Economic Consultant, Timber Industries Pty Ltd.

Research Officer for Senator P.E. Baume.


Liberal Thinking (with R.J. Southey), Melbourne: Macmillan, 1980.

'Science and Technology' in Liberals face the future: essays on Australian Liberalism, eds.

Brandis, G. et al., Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1984.

Up the greasy pole: a year in the life of Senator Frank Bragger (with John Black and Michael Macklin), Port Melbourne: Mandarin, 1992.