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Robert Clive Fordham

Robert Clive Fordham

Born
10 February 1942 (Melbourne, Victoria)
Parents
Walter, commercial traveller, and Myra Pettigrew.
Marriage
14 Jan 1967 Susan Edna Wills, school teacher, 1s. 1d.
Occupation
Accountant and public servant
Religion
Anglican
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
1st May 1970
 
1st Aug 1992
Retired

*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.

Inaugural Speech
16 September 1970, ALP, Assembly, Footscray
Other seats contested
Syndal 1967
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.
References
Who's Who in Australia 1971-1983, Victorian Parliamentary Handbook, 'Notable Australians', Melbourne, 1978, Herald 29 June 1977, Western Suburbs Advertiser 26 Apr 1979, SNP 27 Aug 1982, Age 6 Apr, 25 May 1982, personal information
Initial Data Source
Browne, G, 'Biographical Register of the Victorian Parliament 1900-84', 1985
Last Update
Array (last date the record was checked and updated)