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Former Member Details

Mr John Paul NEWMAN (1946 - 1994)

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Date of Birth: 08/12/1946
Place of Birth: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 05/09/1994
Place of Death: Cabramatta, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 01 Feb 1986 05 Sep 1994 8 years 7 months 5 days
Member for Cabramatta 01 Feb 1986 22 Feb 1988 2 years 22 days
Member for Cabramatta 19 Mar 1988 03 May 1991 3 years 1 month 15 days
Member for Cabramatta 25 May 1991 05 Sep 1994 3 years 3 months 12 days
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Member of Canley Heights Branch. Executive positions at branch level. Associated with the Labor Policy Committee for Sport, Recreation and Tourism.
Community Activity
Karate coach for local Returned Serviceman's League Youth Club. Served on New South Wales Health Advisory Council for three terms and Sports House Advisory Committee. Member Australian Sports Commission 1985-1987. President Federation Australian Karate-do Organisations 1978-1987. Director Confederation of Australian Sport 1979-1987. Outspoken anti-drug campaigner in the Cabramatta District. Associated with numerous local ethnic community groups.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Union organiser. Educated at Cabramatta Primary School, Liverpool High School and University of Sydney. Graduate Diploma in Industrial Relations.Trade union and training authority education programs. Previously state union organiser Federated Clerks Union 1970-1986. Recreational interests include coaching karate.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Married Mary and had issue one son. Wife deceased December 1979. Assassinated 5 September 1994.
Additional Information
Local Government service: Alderman Fairfield City Council 1977-87 (Deputy Mayor 1985-86). Served as Acting Mayor in 1986. Electorate description: Metropolitan, residential suburban and semi industrial. Located Sydney, outer south western. Principal suburbs: Bonnyrigg, Cabramatta, Canley Vale, Lansvale, Mount Pritchard, St. John's Park. Area: 29.6 sq km Population: 76,006 Enrolment: 42,176