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Former Member Details

The Hon. Rodney Mark CAVALIER (1948 - )

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Date of Birth: 11/10/1948
Place of Birth: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death:
Place of Death:
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 07 Oct 1978 22 Feb 1988 9 years 4 months 16 days
Member for Fuller 07 Oct 1978 28 Aug 1981 2 years 10 months 22 days
Member for Gladesville 19 Sep 1981 05 Mar 1984 2 years 5 months 16 days
Member for Gladesville 24 Mar 1984 22 Feb 1988 3 years 10 months 30 days
Minister for Energy and Minister for Finance 10 Feb 1984 05 Apr 1984 1 month 27 days
Minister for Education 05 Apr 1984 06 Feb 1986 1 year 10 months 2 days
Minister for Education 06 Feb 1986 04 Jul 1986 4 months 29 days
Minister for Education 04 Jul 1986 25 Mar 1988 1 year 8 months 22 days
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Joined 1968. New South Wales Conference delegate since 1970. Member of New South Wales Administrative Committee 1975-1978; New South Wales Rules Revision Committee 1973-1985.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Public Servant. Educated at Putney Public School, Fort Street Boys' High School and the University of Sydney. BA (Hons) (Syd). Previously employed as a Public Servant, State Organiser and Federal Research Officer, Miscellaneous Workers Union. Project officer with the Australia Council. Journalist with The Australian Financial Review. Recreational interests include literature, biography, history of 19 Century England, Australian politics and history, philately, cricket and comics. Fellow of the Senate of the University of Sydney.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Alderman of Hunters Hill Council 1977 - 1980.
Personal
Son of Frank and Elizabeth Cavalier.
Additional Information
Personal papers in the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: Rodney M.Cavalier - papers, 1978 - 1988 (MLMSS 7357); Photographs in the PICMAN Database. Local Government service: Alderman Hunter's Hill Municipal Council 1977-80. Electorate description: Metropolitan, residential suburban. Located Sydney, north western. Principal suburbs: Gladesville, East Ryde, North Ryde. Area: 21.2 sq km Population: 45,496 Enrolment: 32,044