The Hon. John Edward AKISTER (1937 - )**
- Date of Birth: 06/11/1937
- Place of Birth: Brighton, Sussex, England
|Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly||1 May 1976||22 Feb 1988||11yr(s) 9mth(s) 22day(s)|
|Australian Labor Party (ALP)|
|Member for Monaro||1 May 1976||12 Sep 1978||2yr(s) 4mth(s) 12day(s)|
45th (1976 - 1978)
|Member for Monaro||7 Oct 1978||28 Aug 1981||2yr(s) 10mth(s) 22day(s)|
46th (1978 - 1981)
|Member for Monaro||19 Sep 1981||5 Mar 1984||2yr(s) 5mth(s) 16day(s)|
47th (1981 - 1984)
|Member for Monaro||24 Mar 1984||22 Feb 1988||3yr(s) 10mth(s) 30day(s)|
48th (1984 - 1988)
|Minister for Corrective Services||5 Apr 1984||6 Feb 1986||1yr(s) 10mth(s) 2day(s)|
|Minister assisting the Premier on Rural Matters||5 Apr 1984||25 Mar 1988||3yrs 11mths 21days|
|Minister representing the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forests||5 Apr 1984||25 Mar 1988||3yr(s) 11mth(s) 21day(s)|
|Minister for Corrective Services||6 Feb 1986||4 Jul 1986||4mth(s) 29day(s)|
|Minister for Corrective Services||4 Jul 1986||25 Mar 1988||1yr(s) 8mth(s) 22day(s)|
|Assistant Minister of Transport||4 Jul 1986||25 Mar 1988||1yr(s) 8mth(s) 22day(s)|
|Member of the Executive Council||5 Apr 1984||25 Mar 1988||3yr(s) 11mth(s) 21day(s)|
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Joined in 1969. Secretary of the Cooma Branch 1970 - 1976. Secretary Monaro State Electorate Council 1976. Secretary Eden-Monaro Federal Electorate Council 1976.
Secretary of Snowy Mountains Branch of AESDA union 1970 - 1976. Captain, coach and player of Cooma Rugby Union Football Club.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Electrical fitter and draughtsman. Educated at Staveley Public School, England. Windermere Grammar School, Westmoreland, England and Salford Technical College, England. Apprentice electrical fitter for the metropolitan vickers draughtsman (electrical) 1957 - 1959. and 1961 - 1963. Draughstsman with A.E.I Pty Ltd 1963 - 1966. Senior draughtsman with Snowy Mountains Authority 1966 - 1976. Business owner 1988. Personnel Manager for TNT 1989 - 1990. Director of Lions from 1991 - 1994. Retired in 1994. Recreational interests include military, sporting and political history and playing and watching sport.
British Army 1959. National Service 1959 - 1961. Private. 1st Battalion, The Lancashire Regiment Volunteers (Prince of Wales). Citizen Military Forces 1966 -1976. Staff Sergeant 1966 - 1976, 109 Construction Squadron, 21 Construction Regiment RAE Australian Army.
Son of Dorothy Enid Akister. Married Brenda Ann Pye on 18 December 1965 at Sydney and had issue 2 daughters.
Electorate description: Rural. Located within Snowy Mountains Statistical Agricultural Sub-Division. Principal centres: Bega, Bombala, Cooma, Eden, Queanbeyan, Jindabyne and Adaminably.
Area: 19,696 sq km Population: 66,372 Enrolment: 41,690
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