The Hon. (Laurie) Laurence John BRERETON (1946 - )**
- Date of Birth: 29/05/1946
- Place of Birth: Kensington, New South Wales, Australia
|Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly||14 Feb 1970||16 Feb 1990||20yr(s) 3day(s)|
|Member for Randwick||14 Feb 1970||13 Jan 1971||11mth(s)|
42nd (1968 - 1971)
|Member for Heffron||17 Nov 1973||2 Apr 1976||2yr(s) 4mth(s) 17day(s)|
44th (1973 - 1976)
|Member for Heffron||1 May 1976||12 Sep 1978||2yr(s) 4mth(s) 12day(s)|
45th (1976 - 1978)
|Member for Heffron||7 Oct 1978||28 Aug 1981||2yr(s) 10mth(s) 22day(s)|
46th (1978 - 1981)
|Member for Heffron||19 Sep 1981||5 Mar 1984||2yr(s) 5mth(s) 16day(s)|
47th (1981 - 1984)
|Member for Heffron||24 Mar 1984||22 Feb 1988||3yr(s) 10mth(s) 30day(s)|
48th (1984 - 1988)
|Member for Heffron||19 Mar 1988||16 Feb 1990||1yr(s) 10mth(s) 29day(s)|
49th (1988 - 1991)
|Minister for Health||2 Oct 1981||1 Feb 1983||1yr(s) 4mth(s)|
|Minister for Health||1 Feb 1983||27 Oct 1983||8mth(s) 27day(s)|
|Minister for Health and Minister for Roads||27 Oct 1983||10 Nov 1983||15day(s)|
|Minister for Health||10 Nov 1983||10 Feb 1984||3mth(s) 1day(s)|
|Minister for Public Works and Minister for Employment||10 Feb 1984||5 Apr 1984||1mth(s) 27day(s)|
|Minister for Public Works||10 Feb 1984||26 Nov 1987||3yr(s) 9mth(s) 17day(s)|
|Minister for Public Works and Ports and Minister for Roads||5 Apr 1984||6 Feb 1986||1yr(s) 10mth(s) 2day(s)|
|Minister for Public Works and Ports and Minister for Roads||6 Feb 1986||4 Jul 1986||4mth(s) 29day(s)|
|Minister for Public Works and Ports and Minister for Roads||4 Jul 1986||26 Nov 1987||1yr(s) 4mth(s) 23day(s)|
|Chairman, Joint Select Committee upon Public Accounts and Financial Accounts of Statutory Authorities 1980 - 81||17 Nov 1973||16 Feb 1990||16yr(s) 3mth(s)|
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP).
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Electrician and trade union official. Educated at De La Salle College, Coogee. Served an apprenticeship as an electrical fitter with Sydney County Council; technical officer at Sydney County Council; administrative officer at Shop Assistants Union from 1971 until 1973; trustee of the Australian Workers Union. Recreational interests include sailing and opera.
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Member of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia. Member of the House of Representatives for Kingsford-Smith 1990 - 2004. Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister of Australia 1991 - 1993, Minister for Industrial Relations 1993 - 1996, Minister for Transport 1993 - 1996, and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Public Service Matters 1993. Member of Opposition Shadow Ministry 1996 - 2001.
Son of Thomas Charles Brereton and his wife Jessie Collis. Married Trisha Kavanagh (barrister) on 12 September 1975 and had issue, 2 sons. Roman Catholic. His sister, Deirdre Brereton Grusovin, was also a Member of the Legislative Assembly.
Electorate description: Metropolitan, residential suburban and industrial. Located Sydney, south eastern. Principal suburbs: Botany Eastlakes, Kensington, Mascot, Pagewood, Zetland.
Area: 36.8 sq km Population: 51,164 Enrolment: 32,657