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James Harley Kennan

James Harley Kennan

Born
25 February 1946 (Melbourne, Victoria)
Died
04 August 2010
Parents
Harley John, dentist, and Margaret Ward
Marriage
25 Aug 1969 Janet Alexander; 2s. 1d.
Occupation
Barrister
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
1st Jun 1982
 
23rd Aug 1988
 
MLA
Broadmeadows
1st Oct 1988
 
28th Jun 1993
Resigned

*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
29 June 1982, ALP, Council, Thomastown
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
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Condolence speeches - Legislative Council
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References
Who's Who in Australia 1983; Victorian Parliamentary Handbook; Age 7 & 9 Sept 1983; Business Review Weekly 17 Sept 1983; Doncaster & Templestowe News 4 Oct 1983; personal information
Initial Data Source
Browne, G, 'Biographical Register of the Victorian Parliament 1900-84', 1985
Last Update
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