Joined Australian Labor Party in 1973.
Vice-President, Evatt Foundation. Member, Palliative Care NSW. Member, Dying with Dignity. Member, The Wilderness Society. Chair, Macarthur Area Health Services Board, 1983-88. Vice-Chair, Campbelltown Hospital Board, 1980-83. Convenor of various community groups including Macarthur Interagency, and Minto Community Arts Group. Alderman, Campbelltown City Council, 1980-91 (including as Mayor and Deputy Mayor).
Born 26 September 1955. Married to Jan. One son.
Bachelor of Social Studies (University of Sydney). Ministerial Adviser to Commonwealth Minister for Consumer Affairs, 1992-95. Social Worker / Research Officer, N.S.W Departments of Health and Youth and Community Services, 1979-88. Social Worker, Red Cross Welfare Service, 1978.
Alderman, Campbelltown City Council, 1980-1991, including as Mayor and one as
First speech, 28 May 1996:
The Parliament of New South Wales acknowledges and respects the traditional lands of all Aboriginal people, and pays respects to all Elders past and present. We acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation as the traditional custodians of the land on which the Parliament of New South Wales stands.