Mr (Peter) William Peter COLEMAN, AO (1928 - )**
- Date of Birth: 15/12/1928
- Place of Birth: Caulfield, Victoria, Australia
|Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly||24 Feb 1968||12 Sep 1978||10yr(s) 6mth(s) 20day(s)|
|Member for Fuller||24 Feb 1968||13 Jan 1971||2yr(s) 10mth(s) 21day(s)|
42nd (1968 - 1971)
|Member for Fuller||13 Feb 1971||19 Oct 1973||2yr(s) 8mth(s) 7day(s)|
43rd (1971 - 1973)
|Member for Fuller||17 Nov 1973||2 Apr 1976||2yr(s) 4mth(s) 17day(s)|
44th (1973 - 1976)
|Member for Fuller||1 May 1976||12 Sep 1978||2yr(s) 4mth(s) 12day(s)|
45th (1976 - 1978)
|Minister for Revenue and Assistant Treasurer||10 Oct 1975||17 Dec 1975||2mth(s) 8day(s)|
|Minister for Revenue and Assistant Treasurer||17 Dec 1975||23 Jan 1976||1mth(s) 7day(s)|
|Chief Secretary||23 Jan 1976||14 May 1976||3mth(s) 22day(s)|
Political Party Activity
Liberal Party. Leader 16 December 1977 - 7 October 1978.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Journalist. Educated at North Sydney Boys' High, University of Sydney., BA 1950, and London School of Economics, M Sc. (Econ) 1952; taught for a year in the Sudan; associate editor of Observer from 1958 until 1960; editor of Bulletin, Sydney., 1964 until 1967, of Quadrant in 1967; managing editor of the Australian Councillor Interim Council for a National Film and Television Training School from 1971 until 1973; councillor of National Institute of Dramatic Art; executive member of Australian Association for Cultural Freedom; trustee of Australian Museum from 1973 until 1975; author of Obscenity Blasphemy Sedition in 1962, cartoons of Australian History in 1967, editor of Australian Civilisation in 1962.
Officer of the Order of Australia, June 2015.
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Member of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia. Member of the House of Representatives for Wentworth 1981 until 1987.
Son of Stanley Charles Coleman, advertising agent, and Norma Victoria Tiernan. Married Verna Scott on 5 April 1952 and had issue, 2 daughters and 1 son.