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Former Member Details

The Hon. Peter MCMAHON (1931 - )

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Date of Birth: 16/07/1931
Place of Birth: Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death:
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Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 23 Apr 1973 28 Aug 1981 8 years 4 months 6 days A Member before reconstitution. A Member of the indirectly elected Council 1934 - 1978. Date of Election 5 April 1973. A Member of the directly elected Legislative Council. Date of Election 5 April 1973.
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Joined in 1954, active on local government finance and industrial committees. Served as a member of the New South Wales Central Executive 1970 - 1982. Secretary of ALP Local Government Policy Committee; Secretary of ALP Industrial Committee; Chairperson of Local Government Policy Committee.
Community Activity
Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace. Supported the formation of Credit Unions for Local Government Employees throughout New South Wales 1960 - 1967. Member of Productivity Council of Australia, New South Wales Branch 1971 - 1982, Member of New South Wales council for Technical and Further Education, including the Advisory Committee for Civil Engineering 1974 - 1982. Member of Committee for New South Wales employment opportunities for school leavers 1975. Member of Queen Elizabeth Silver Jubilee Trust for Young Australian 1978 - 1980. Assisted in the formation of a trust for victims of the Hilton Hotel bombing 1978. Member of Festival of Sydney Committee 1978 - 1993. Member of Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust 1978 - 1990. Member of Local Government Building Societies 1968 - 1982. Member of New South Wales Advance Australia Committee 1980. Member of Sydney Legacy Committee 1981 - 1984. Member of Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia Council 1984 - .
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Deputy President of Industrial Relations Commission of New South Wales 1982 - 1992. Regional member of the Commission for the Illawarra South Coast Region. Appointed in 1985 to conduct an inquiry and report into aspects of Worker's Compensation in the State Rail Authority of New South Wales and Urban Transit Authority of New South Wales. Union Official. General Secretary of Municipal and Shire Council Employees Union of Australia, New South Wales Division 1969 - 1982 and President 1977 - 1982. Previously employed by the Sydney County Council and Electricity Commission of New South Wales. Educated at Ladysmith Public School 1936 - 1939, Mosman Public School 1940 - 1942 and North Sydney Technical High School 1943 - 1947 to leaving certificate level. Awarded a scholarship from Imperial Relations Trust to visit Britain and Europe 1961. Visited United States of America under leader grant sponsored by United States of America 1978. Member of Australian Tripartite Delegation to 66th session of International Labor Conference 1980. Recreational interests include boating, swimming, reading and fishing.
Military Service
Citizen Military Forces, sergeant 7th Field Regiment, Willoughby No:2 1949 - 1954.
Honours Received
Member of Order of Australia (AO) 1982, for services to trade unionism and to the Community.
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of Otho Thomas McMahon and Ida Bramsdore. Married Wendy and had issue, 2 sons and 1 daughter.
Additional Information
Member of Former Members Association of New South Wales Parliament