Born 10 February 1942
Parents: Walter, commercial traveller, and Myra Pettigrew.
Marriage: 14 Jan 1967 Susan Edna Wills, schoolteacher, 1s. 1d.
Occupation: Accountant and public servant
Education: North Footscray State School , Essendon High School , Melbourne University BCom, BA.
Career: Accountant 1964-1965, with Commonwealth Public Service Board 1968-1970, member Monash University Council 1970-1977, Footscray Institute of Technology, Western General Hospital 1972-82. Member, East Gippsland Institute of TAFE Council 1995-2004. Chairman, Board of Lakes and Wilderness Tourism Assoc. Inc 1994-2000. Member, Board of Gippsland Development Ltd 1995-2000. Currently Chairperson, East Gippsland Water Authority; Chairman, Narkoojee Pty Ltd.
Party: Australian Labor Party
Party Note: Parliamentary spokesman on fuel, power and the arts 1970-1973, education 1973-1982, federal affairs 1980-1982, secretary parliamentary party 1976-1977, deputy opposition leader 1977-82.
|House||Electorate||Start *||End *|
|MLA||Footscray||May 1970||August 1992||Retired|
Appointments: Deputy Premier 1982-89. Minister of Education Services 1982-84. Minister of Education 1982-85. Minister for Industry, Technology and Resources 1985-88. Minister for Agriculture and Rural Affairs 1988-89. Minister for the Arts 1988-89. New Zealand Insurance Company committee 1972. Trustee Cos Bill committee 1973. Public Accounts committee 1973-77. House committee 1973-79. Standing Orders committee 1977-82. Land Tax Review 1990-91.
Publications: Education for Life 1976. Ministerial Papers 1-6 1983-84.
*The Start date for Members elected after 1900 is the date they were elected. The start date for pre-1900 Members is the date they were sworn in.