The Hon. Dr Peter PHELPS, MLC
Member of the Legislative Council
Government Whip in the Legislative Council
Member of the Liberal Party
Term of service expires 56th Parliament (1 March 2019)
|Member of the NSW Legislative Council||26 Mar 2011|| |
|Government Whip in the Legislative Council||3 May 2011||6 Mar 2015||3yrs 10mths 4days|| |
|Member, General Purpose Standing Committee No. 5||17 May 2011||6 Mar 2015||3yrs 9mths 18days|| |
|Member, Procedure Committee||10 May 2011||6 Mar 2015||3yrs 9mths 25days|| |
|Member, Legislation Review Committee||22 Jun 2011||6 Mar 2015||3yrs 8mths 13days|| |
|Member, Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters||22 Jun 2011||6 Mar 2015||3yrs 8mths 13days|| |
|Member, Standing Committee on Social Issues||12 Dec 2013||6 Mar 2015||1yr 2mths 23days|| |
|Member, Select Committee on the supply and cost of gas and liquid fuels in New South Wales||11 Nov 2014||25 Feb 2015||3mths 15days|| |
|Member, Select Committee into ministerial propriety in New South Wales||10 Sep 2013||24 Feb 2015||1yr 5mths 15days|| |
|Member, Committee on the Ombudsman, the Police Integrity Commission and the Crime Commission||15 May 2014||18 Jun 2014||1mth 4days|| |
|Member, Standing Committee on State Development||17 May 2011||12 Dec 2013||2yrs 6mths 26days|| |
|Member, Select Committee on the agistment of horses at Yaralla Estate||27 Jun 2013||24 Oct 2013||3mths 28days|| |
|Member, Select Committee on the provisions of the Election Funding, Expenditure and Disclosures Amendment Bill 2011||24 Nov 2011||15 Feb 2012||2mths 23days|| |
Dr Phelps' speeches in Hansard
Dr Phelps' questions published in the Question & Answer Paper
Political Party Activity - NSW Liberal Party, 1984-present. State Executive, NSW Liberal Party 2003-2006 and 2008-2011. State Council, NSW Liberal Party 1996-1998 and 2003-2011. Various positions, NSW Liberal Party 1984-2011. Life member, Sydney University Liberal Club. Life member, NSW Young Liberals. Previous Parliamentary seats contested: 1999 Legislative Assembly seat of Drummoyne.
Community Activity - Member of the Board of the State Records Authority of New South Wales, 2013-present. Member, Greenleigh C.F.U, 2009-present. Member, Friends of the Australian War Memorial, 2005-present. Member, Sporting Shooters Association, 2008-present. Member, Sydney Jewish Museum 2006-present. Executive, A.C.T Judo Inc., 2008-2013. Member, RSPCA, 2005-present. Life member, Sydney University Union. Life member, Sydney University Sports. Life member, Fortians Union. Life member, St Paul's College Union. Member, ACT Baseball Umpires Association, 2007-present.
Personal - Dr Phelps enjoys reading and writing about history. His sporting interests include rugby union, judo, baseball and target rifle shooting. He has a private pilot's licence. Dr Phelps is a libertarian with social conservative tendencies, placing him within the 'fusionist' school of conservative political philosophy. His political hero is Ronald Reagan.
Publications - Americans are from Pluto, I.P.A Review, 2006; Of Bridges and Blue-eyed Babies, Quadrant, 2000; Anxious Nation - Review, International History Review, 2000; Amnesty Infomercial, I.P.A. Review, 1999; Keen as Mustard - Review, International History Review, 1999.
Qualifications, Occupations and Interests - Bachelor of Arts (Hons), Sydney University, 1990. Doctor of Philosophy, Sydney University, 1997.
Adviser, Hon. Bronwyn Bishop MP, October 2010-January 2011. Adviser, Sen. Michael Ronaldson, February 2009-October 2010. Chief of staff, Hon. Gary Nairn MP, January 2006-November 2007. Chief of staff, Sen. the Hon. Eric Abetz, January 2001-January 2006. Chief of staff, Sen. the Hon. Chris Ellison, May 2000-January 2001. Adviser, Sen. the Hon. Chris Ellison, August 1999-May 2000. Assistant Adviser, Hon. John Moore MP, October 1998-August 1999. Assistant Adviser, Hon. Ian McLachlan, February 1998-October 1998.
Inaugural speech, 4 May 2011:
Keywords: Government Whip in the Legislative Council
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