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The Hon. (Michael) Michael Arthur Cleary

The Hon. Michael Arthur CLEARY, AO (1940 - )

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Date of Birth: 30/04/1940
Place of Birth: Randwick, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death:
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Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 20 Jul 1974 03 May 1991 16 years 9 months 14 days
Minister for Sport and Recreation and Minister for Tourism 02 Oct 1981 26 May 1982 7 months 25 days
Minister for Leisure, Sport and Tourism 26 May 1982 10 Feb 1984 1 year 8 months 16 days
Minister for Sport and Recreation and Minister for Tourism 10 Feb 1984 05 Apr 1984 1 month 27 days
Minister for Sport and Recreation and Minister for Tourism 05 Apr 1984 06 Feb 1986 1 year 10 months 2 days
Minister for Sport and Recreation, Minister for Racing and Minister for Tourism 04 Jul 1986 25 Mar 1988 1 year 8 months 22 days
Coogee 20 Jul 1974 02 Apr 1976 1 year 8 months 14 days
Coogee 01 May 1976 12 Sep 1978 2 years 4 months 13 days
Coogee 07 Oct 1978 28 Aug 1981 2 years 10 months 22 days
Coogee 19 Sep 1981 05 Mar 1984 2 years 5 months 16 days
Coogee 24 Mar 1984 22 Feb 1988 3 years 10 months 30 days
Coogee 19 Mar 1988 03 May 1991 3 years 1 month 15 days
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Member Caucus committees on Sport, Recreation and Tourism; Treasury; Housing; Planning and Environment; Consumer Affairs. Joined ALP 1965. Member Australian Labor Party Policy Committees Sport and Recreation; Youth and Community Services; Health; Transport.
Community Activity
Chairman Sports House Advisory Committee. Member North Bondi Surf Club; Coogee Surf Club. Patron of various other organisations. Former Director South Sydney Leagues Club.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Company director. Held the positions of merchandising manager, advertising manager, entertainment director and sales manager for the RW Miller Group of companies. Educated Christian Brothers College, Waverly 1947 - 1958. One of only four triple international Australian sportsmen. First represented Australia in rugby union in 1961, in athletics in the 100 yards in the 1962 Commonwealth Games and rugby league in 1963. Played in the South Sydney rugby league grand final winning teams of 1967, 1968 and 1970.
Military Service
Honours Received
Officer in the Order of Australia (AO), 1992
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Personal
Son of Arthur Michael Cleary and his wife Dorothy Lena Chadwick. Married Jan and had issue, 3 daughters and 2 sons (Kylie, Michael, Shannon, Cassandra, and Damian). Divorced; partner of Maria Pradzynski.
Additional Information
Electorate description: Metropolitan, residential suburban. Located Sydney, eastern. Principal suburbs: Clovelly, Coogee, Randwick. Area: 7.6 sq km Population: 47,790 Enrolment: 31,499