Mr John Joseph FAHEY (1945 - )**
- Date of Birth: 10/01/1945
- Place of Birth: Wellington, New Zealand
|Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly||24 Mar 1984||1 Feb 1996||11yr(s) 10mth(s) 9day(s)|
|Member for Camden||24 Mar 1984||22 Feb 1988||3yr(s) 10mth(s) 30day(s)|
48th (1984 - 1988)
|Member for Southern Highlands||19 Mar 1988||3 May 1991||3yr(s) 1mth(s) 15day(s)|
49th (1988 - 1991)
|Member for Southern Highlands||25 May 1991||3 Mar 1995||3yr(s) 9mth(s) 7day(s)|
50th (1991 - 1995)
|Member for Southern Highlands||25 Mar 1995||1 Feb 1996||10mth(s) 8day(s)|
51st (1995 - 1999)
|Minister for Industrial Relations and Employment and Minister Assisting the Premier||25 Mar 1988||24 Jul 1990||2yr(s) 3mth(s) 30day(s)|
|Minister for Corrective Services||23 May 1988||8 Jun 1988||17day(s)|
|Minister for Industrial Relations and Minister for Further Education, Training and Employment||24 Jul 1990||24 Jun 1992||1yr(s) 11mth(s) 1day(s)|
|Minister for Ethnic Affairs||24 Jun 1992||3 Jul 1992||10day(s)|
|Treasurer, Minister for Industrial Relations, Minister for Further Education. Training and Employment ||24 Jun 1992||3 Jul 1992||10day(s)|
|Premier ||24 Jun 1992||26 May 1993||11mths 3days|
|Premier ||26 May 1993||4 Apr 1995||1yr(s) 10mth(s) 10day(s)|
|Treasurer||3 Jul 1992||26 May 1993||10mth(s) 24day(s)|
|Minister for Economic Development||26 May 1993||4 Apr 1995||1yr(s) 10mth(s) 10day(s)|
|Premier||24 Jun 1992||3 Jul 1992||10day(s)|
Political Party Activity
Liberal Party. Party Leader 24 June 1992 - 4 April 1995. Shadow Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations. Former Shadow Minister for Mineral Resources and Energy. Former President of Camden Branch and Camden State Electorate Council.
Chairman of Camden Rugby League Football Club Limited. Former Secretary and member of Camden Rotary Club. Former Vice President and member of Macarthur Law Society. Current Chairman of Australian Rugby League Development Board and Bradman Foundation. Director of Royal Flying Doctor Service National Council.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Lawyer (Solicitor). Dip. Law (Law Extension Committee). Previously senior partner in John Fahey, Searle and Co, solicitors 1975 - 1986. Consultant to Marsdens Legal Firm 1986 - 1988. Since has been employed as a company director/ consultant. Recreational interests include rugby league, swimming and tennis.
Companion in the Order of Australia (AC) on 26 January 2002. Federation Medal 2003.
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Former member of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia. Member of the House of Representatives Macarthur, 1996 - 2001. Minister for Finance, 11 March 1996 - 9 October 1997;
Minister for Finance and Administration, 9 October 1997 - 26 November 2001.
Son of Stephen Fahey, farmer, and his wife Annie Fahey of Galway, Ireland. Migrated from New Zealand to Picton, New South Wales in 1956. Naturalised in 1973. Educated at Chevalier College, Bowral, and the University Of Sydney. Married Colleen Maree McGurren on 9 November 1968 and had issue, 2 daughters and 1 son. Roman Catholic faith.
Electorate description: Metropolitan, residential and rural. Located Sydney, outer south-western and near country. Principal towns: Berrima, Bowral, Camden, Mittagong, Narellan, Picton, Wallacia. Southern Highlands 1988 - 1991 - Kangaroo Valley, North Nowra, Berry. Southern Highlands 1991 - 1996 - Moss Vale, Bundanoon, Goulburn.
Area: 3,938 sq km Population: 69,681 Enrolment: 44,174
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