Born 25 February 1946
Died 4 August 2010.
Parents: Harley John, dentist, and Margaret Ward
Marriage: 25 Aug 1969 Janet Alexander; 2s. 1d.
Education: Scotch College, Melbourne University, LLB (Hons), LLM
Career: Called to Bar 1971; Secretary Vic. Fabian Society 1972-1975, Founding Member Vic. Society of Labor Lawyers 1974, President 1981-1982; Founding Member Fitzroy Legal Service; Chairman Whittlesea Family Service committee 1982- ; Member Lalor High School Council 1982- , Eltham Free Legal Service. Appointed a Queen's Counsel 27 Nov 1987.
Party: Australian Labor Party
Party Note: Joined 1971, Member State Admin Committee 1977-1982, President, Civil Rights and Law Reform Policy and Aboriginal Affairs Committees 1980-1982, Member Industrial Relations Task Force 1982- .
|House||Electorate||Start *||End *|
|MLC||Thomastown||June 1982||23 August 1988|
|MLA||Broadmeadows||1 October 1988||28 June 1993||Resigned|
Appointments: Attorney-General 1983-87 and 1990-92. Minister for Planning and Environment 1986-87. Minister for Transport 1987-90. Deputy Premier 1990-92. Minister for the Arts 1990-92. Minister for Major Projects 1991-92. Deputy Leader of the Opposition Oct 1992-Mar 1993. Leader of the Opposition and Shadow Minister for Women's Affairs Mar-Jun 1993. Shadow Minister for Industry and Industrial Relations 1992-93. Legal and Constitutional Committee 1982-1983. Resigned 28 June 1993.
Condolence speeches - Legislative Assembly
Condolence speeches - Legislative Council
*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.