Light on the Hill
The Hon Paul J Clauson, MLA, is Minister for
Justice, the Attorney-General and the Member for Redlands
in the Queensland Parliament. He entered Parliament
in 1985 and served on Parliamentary Committees for
Lands, Forestry, Mapping and Surveying, Police, Justice,
Welfare, Industry, Small Business Services and Technology,
Corrective Administration Services and Valuation. He
was admitted to the Bar in December 1987.
Mr Andrew Brown was educated at Brisbane Grammar
School and the University of Queensland where he graduated
in Law, Commerce and Business Administration. He has
practised in commercial law since 1972 and is Chairman
of the Employment and Industrial Relations Committee
of the National Party of Queensland.
Mr Jack Johnson, OBE, was born and educated
in England. In 1939 he enlisted in the Royal Navy,
and in 1942 he came to Australia, on loan to the RAN.
He returned to England in 1945 and graduated with honours
in electrical engineering from the University of London.
He returned to Australia in 1950 at the request of
the SECV, where he had a distinguished career, retiring
in 1982 after many years as Assistant General Manager.
The Hon Lindsay Thompson, CMG, was Premier of
Victoria 1981-82. He was educated at Caulfield Grammar
and Melbourne University. He served in the AIF 1942-45,
taught at Melbourne High School 1953-54, and was elected
to the Victorian Legislative Council in 1955. He was
a Cabinet Minister from 1958 until he became Premier
Mr Hugh Morgan, AO, was educated at Geelong
Grammar and the University of Melbourne. He was appointed
Executive Director of Western Mining Corporation Ltd
in 1976 and Managing Director in 1986. He has served
on the Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia, as a
Trustee of the National Gallery of Victoria, and is
Chairman of the Ian Clunies Ross Memorial Foundation.
Mr Charles Copeman was educated at the Church
of England Grammar School, Brisbane and University
of Queensland. As a Queensland Rhodes Scholar he was
at Balliol College Oxford 1953-56. He has had a distinguished
career in the mining industry with CRA and CGF, and
has been Chief Executive of PekoWallsend since 1982.
Mr Roger Rooney was born in Dublin in 1942 and
was educated at Ampleforth College in Yorkshire. He
began his working life as a trainee broker in the London
Stock Exchange. He then managed a tenpin bowling alley
before driving overland, in 1962, from England to Australia.
Arriving in Darwin he worked as a casual labourer for
Perkins Shipping, before setting up on his own as a
boat repairer and outboard motor mechanic. He then
moved into aerial spraying in South Australia and the
Ord River. In 1969 he was appointed manager, then general
manager, of Perkins Shipping. In 1984 he resigned from
Perkins Shipping to set up his own business. He is
President of the NT Horticultural Association and Vice
President of the NT Confederation of Industry and Commerce.
Senator the Hon F M Chaney was educated at Aquinas
College Perth, and the University of WA. He was elected
to the Senate in 1974 and was variously Minister for
Administrative Services, Aboriginal Affairs and Social
Security in the Fraser Government. He has been Leader
of the Opposition in the Senate since 1983.
Mr Ian Wearing is a Senior Consultant with ACIL
Australia, one of Australia's foremost economic policy
and agricultural consultants. He recently presented
major submissions on behalf of several companies and
individuals to the Royal Commission into Grain Storage,
Handling and Transport, and to the Industries Assistance
Commission inquiry into the wheat industry. For seven
years Ian Wearing was Executive Director of the Australian
Wheatgrowers' Federation (now the Grains Council of
Australia). In that capacity he played a major role
in bringing a more market orientation to wheat industry
legislation and became well-known as an advocate for
economic rationalisation and removal of industry regulations
which inhibit competition. He comes from a farming
background in South Australia and prior to joining
the Australian Wheatgrowers' Federation worked in the
Commonwealth Treasury and as Economist for the Australian
Woolgrowers' and Graziers' Council.
Mr Peter Gorringe is a New Zealander, educated
at Huntley School, Matron and Wanganui Collegiate School.
He obtained a B.Sc. in agricultural science and economics
at the University College of North Wales, Bangor, Wales
1965; honours in Agricultural Science in 1966 and an
MA in econometrics and agricultural economics at Manchester,
England, in 1968. He joined the NZ Treasury in April
Senator the Hon Peter Walsh was educated at
Doodlakine State School in WA. He became a wheat and
sheep farmer at Doodlakine; served for several years
on the Wheat Executive of the Farmers' Union of WA;
attempted, twice, to gain a seat in the House of Representatives;
and was elected to the Senate in 1974. He has been
Minister for Finance since 1984.
Mr Wayne Gilbert has been General Manager of
SEQEB since February 1984. Prior to 1984 he was Executive
Director for the NSW brewer Tooth & Co Ltd. He
was educated at Melbourne Grammar School and University
Mr Chris Carberry graduated in Law from the
Queensland Institute of Technology in 1983. In recent
years he has become heavily involved in industrial
law with attendances before the State and Federal Industrial
Commissions, the Electricity Industries' Tribunal,
as well as the Supreme Court of Queensland and the
High Court of Australia. Mr Carberry was formerly a
Rugby Union International (having played in thirteen
Tests) and is presently in the third year as 'A' grade
Coach of GPS Rugby Union Club.