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The Honourable Nick Greiner received his secondary
education at St. Ignatius College, Riverview, from
1958-1963. He graduated with an Honours Degree in Economics
at Sydney University, receiving several awards including
the Federated Ironworkers' Prize for Industrial Relations
and the Australian Society of Accountants' Prize for
Commercial Law. He later attended Harvard University
where he gained a High Distinction in a Master of Business
He was elected to State Parliament as the Member for
Ku-ring-gai at a by-election held on 13 September,
1980 and was appointed as Opposition spokesman on Urban
Affairs in June, 1981. On 19 March, 1988 the Liberal
and National Parties scored a landslide victory at
the State Election, and on 2nd March, 1988, Mr Greiner
became Premier of New South Wales, the youngest Premier
in the State's history; He holds the portfolios of
Premier, Treasurer, Ethnic Affairs and Aboriginal Affairs.
Don Swan was educated at Goulburn, NSW. He attended
the Royal Military College, Duntroon, graduating in
1954, and the University of NSW, graduating with a
BA in Commerce and Economics. Prior to becoming Managing
Director of UPL Group Ltd, in January 1975, he held
senior executive positions with Esso Australia and
Brambles. In May 1988 he joined Humes Ltd as Chief
Executive Officer, which is part of Smorgon Consolidated
Industries, and Smorgon ARC, its principle operating
unit where Mr Swan is Executive Officer.
David Russell QC became a solicitor (1974) and
barrister (1977) of the Supreme Court of Queensland
after completing his LL.M at the University of Queensland.
He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1986. Since 1984
he has been a central councillor and member of the
State Management Committee of the National Party of
Australia in Queensland. He has published extensively
Graeme Haycroft A.I.C.P., J.P. was a teacher
and advertising executive, before spending the last
18 years in the insurance/superannuation/financial
services field. A long-time member of the National
Party Industry, Commercial & Economics Committee
and has recently been appointed secretary. This committee
was active in promoting the concept of Enterprise Bargaining.
After legislation was approved, he formed a company,
Voluntary Employment Agreements Queensland Pty Ltd,
to market enterprise agreements on a commercial basis.
Keith J Stenhouse Dip M & EE, C.Eng., F.l.E.
Aust., F.I.E.E. London is principal of Keith Stenhouse
and Associates, Business Consultancy. He is a qualified
professional engineer, holds Accounting and Auditing
Honours Award for Queensland from Australian Society
of Accountants, Post Graduate School of Business Studies,
University of Western Kentucky, School of Advanced
Management at Melbourne University.
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 Peko Wallsend from 1962
until he retired in 1988. The most publicised of his
responsibilities was the Robe River dispute in 1986.
In 1988 he was President of the Australasian Institute
of Mining and Metallurgy, Vice-President of the Australian
Mining Industry Council and Director of the Australasian
Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Education Endowment
Fund. He is Chairman of Mosaic Oil N.L.
Colin Howard has been Hearn Professor of Law
in the University of Melbourne. He has published a
number of standard legal texts as well as books on
the Constitution and on Company Law for the general
reader. He has combined his academic career with wide-ranging
commentary on public affairs. In the Whitlam years
he served for a period on the personal staff of the
late Lionel Murphy, at that time Minister for Customs
and Attorney-General. He is a practising barrister
at the commercial bar in Melbourne.
The Honourable Joe Thompson, A.M., was educated
at Christian Brothers College at Manly and subsequently
at Harvard University. He has had a distinguished career
in the trade union and labor movement with the Vehicle
Builders' Union and as a Legislative Councillor in
NSW from 1974. He was President of the Labor Council
of NSW from 1984 to 1986.
Peter Murray was manager of the Mount Thorley
Open Cut Mine until 1985 when he retired, shortly after
the dispute involving the 'Thorley 25'. He is a consultant
in Newcastle and a Director of the Australian National
The Honourable John Howard, LL.B.; M.H.R. (Lib)
for Bennelong, New South Wales since 1974; Leader of
the Opposition 1985-89. He was educated at Canterbury
B.H. School; Sydney University. He was Deputy Leader
of the Opposition 1983-85. Shadow Treasurer, 1983-85;
Treasurer 1977-83; Minister for Special Trade Negotiations
July-Nov. 1977, Business and Consumer.Affairs 1975-77;
Vice-President NSW Division Liberal Party 1972-74;
Member of State Executive, 1963-74; Solicitor Supreme
Court NSW 1962. He is presently Shadow Minister for
Industrial Relations, Employment and Training and Shadow
Minister assisting the Leader on the Public Service.
Penelope Brook educated at Auckland Grammar
School; B A. University of Auckland and Master of Arts
Degree with First Class Honours in Economics, Phd.
in Economics, and at Nuffield College, University of
Oxford Doctor of Philosophy in Economics 1987 with
her Thesis `A Study of the Creation of Firms as Vehicles
for Product Innovation'. A Rhodes Scholar in 1984,
she has had a distinguished career in New Zealand and
in London. She has published extensively since 1988.
Ian Wearing is a senior consultant with ACIL
Australia, one of Australia's foremost economic policy
and agricultural consultants. Since joining ACIL in
1986 he has conducted a large number of consulting
assignments on agricultural policy, including major
submissions to the Royal Commission into Grain Storage,
Handling and Transport, and to the Industries Assistance
Commission inquiry into the wheat industry. He was
for seven years Executive Director of the Australian
Wheatgrowers' Federation (now the Grains Council of
Australia) and prior to this he worked in the Commonwealth
Treasury and as Economist for the Australian Woolgrowers'
and Grazier's Council.
Des Moore was educated at Geelong Grammar, Trinity
College, University of Melbourne, and the London School
of Economics. He joined the Commonwealth Treasury in
1959 where he had a distinguished career culminating
in his appointment as Deputy Secretary responsible
for General Financial Economic Policy. He resigned
from the Treasury in 1987 to take up an appointment
as Senior Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs,
Ray Evans was educated at the Melbourne High
School and the University of Melbourne where he graduated
in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. Sometime
President of the Melbourne University ALP Club and
delegate from the Federated Fodder and Fuel Trades
Union to Victorian ALP State Conferences, he resigned
from the ALP to act as campaign manager for Captain
S J Benson who retained the federal seat of Batman
as an Independent in 1966. Prior to his appointment
as Executive Officer at Western Mining Corporation
he was Deputy Dean of Engineering at Deakin University.
He brought together the group which founded the H R
Nicholls Society in 1985 and is currently President
of the Society.