The Hon. Peter Thomas ANDERSON (1947 - )**
- Date of Birth: 23/11/1947
- Place of Birth: Bondi Junction, New South Wales, Australia
|Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly||7 Oct 1978||31 Jan 1995||16yr(s) 3mth(s) 25day(s)|
|Member for Nepean||7 Oct 1978||28 Aug 1981||2yr(s) 10mth(s) 22day(s)|
46th (1978 - 1981)
|Member for Penrith||19 Sep 1981||5 Mar 1984||2yr(s) 5mth(s) 16day(s)|
47th (1981 - 1984)
|Member for Penrith||24 Mar 1984||22 Feb 1988||3yr(s) 10mth(s) 30day(s)|
48th (1984 - 1988)
|Member for Liverpool||29 Apr 1989||3 May 1991||2yr(s) 5day(s)|
49th (1988 - 1991)
|Member for Liverpool||25 May 1991||31 Jan 1995||3yr(s) 8mth(s) 7day(s)|
50th (1991 - 1995)
|Minister for Police ||2 Oct 1981||26 May 1982||7mth(s) 25day(s)|
|Minister for Services||2 Oct 1981||26 May 1982||7mth(s) 25day(s)|
|Minister for Police and Emergency Services||26 May 1982||6 Feb 1986||3yr(s) 8mth(s) 12day(s)|
|Minister for Corrective Services||27 Oct 1983||5 Apr 1984||5mth(s) 10day(s)|
|Minister Assisting the Premier||6 Feb 1985||4 Jul 1986||1yr(s) 4mth(s) 29day(s)|
|Minister for Local Government||1 Jan 1986||6 Feb 1986||1mth(s) 6day(s)|
|Minister for Youth and Community Services||6 Feb 1986||4 Jul 1986||4mth(s) 29day(s)|
|Minister for Aboriginal Affairs||6 Feb 1986||4 Jul 1986||4mth(s) 29day(s)|
|Minister for Health||4 Jul 1986||25 Mar 1988||1yr(s) 8mth(s) 22day(s)|
|Minister for the Drug Offensive||4 Jul 1986||25 Mar 1988||1yr(s) 8mth(s) 22day(s)|
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Joined 1962 (Waverley Branch). Member Emu Plains Branch. Held executive positions on Branch, Electorate Council, Municipal Committee and New South Wales Youth Council. Delegate to State Conference.
Member of various community organisations including Q Theatre, Lewers Art Gallery and the Penrith Tourist Association.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Public servant; policeman. Educated at Woollahra Public School and Sydney Boys' High School. Previously public servant 1964 - 1967. Member of the New South Wales Police Force 1967 - 1977. Attached to the Prosecuting Branch 1968 - 1977 and appointed as a Police Prosecutor in 1972. From 1977 until election to Parliament worked on the personal staff of the Honourable R J Mulock, Member of Parliament. Recreational interests included rugby league, rugby union, cricket, water polo and golf.
Local Government Activity
Alderman of the Penrith City Council 1977 - 1983. Deputy Mayor 1977 - 1979. Alderman of Prospect County Council 1977-1980 (Chairman 1977-1978).
Son of Keith Anderson, also a Member of the Legislative Assembly, and his wife Kathleen Anderson, a Member of the Legislative Council. Educated at Woollahra Public School and Sydney Boys' High School. Married Elizabeth on 19 December 1970 and had issue, 1 son and 1 daughter.