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Former Member Details

The Hon. Peter Sydney Maitland PHILIPS, LL.B (1927 - 2009)

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Date of Birth: 12/05/1927
Place of Birth: Bellevue Hill, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 11/05/2009
Place of Death: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 13 Oct 1976 22 Feb 1988 11 years 4 months 10 days A member before reconstitution. A Member of the indirectly elected Council 1934 - 1978. Date of Election 13 October 1976. Casual vacancy – elected for balance of term of service of Hon. F.M. Hewitt, resigned. Granted retention of title of "Honourable" for life.
Political Party Activity
Liberal Party. Former President Bradfield Federal Electoral Council; Hornsby State Electoral Council and Liberal Party City Branch. Former Chairman Liberal Party Deregulation Unit. Former Chairman Joint Standing Committee on State Policy.
Community Activity
Chairman of Odyssey House McGrath Foundation 1989 - 2000. Former Chairman Australian Institute of Political Science; Constitutional Association of Australia. Former Director Foundation for Research and Treatment of Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. Former member of Finance Committee, Australian Free Enterprise Association.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Lawyer (solicitor) LLB, Securities Institute of Australia. Director of Macquarie Equities Limited (stockbrokers). Director of Marlar International Pty Limited (management consultants). Formerly senior partner of Philips, Kitchen & Co; Meares and Philips (stockbrokers). Founded Merchant Bank, Philips First City Brandt Limited, later became Citinational Limited. Attended Barker College, Hornsby, New South Wales from 1939 until 1944. Recreational interests included golf, bowls, politics and economics.
Military Service
2nd Australian Infantry Forces 1945-1946.
Honours Received
Member of the Order of Australia (AM), 1991
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Married (1) Sue with issue, 2 daughters, 1 son. Divorced 26 April 1979. Married (2) Helen Larcombe in December 1980.
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