Brian Harradine

Brian Harradine

Politician
Politician Less

Brian Harradine

to get instant updates about 'Brian Harradine' on your MyPage. Meet other similar minded people. Its Free!

X 

All Updates


Description:
Richard William Brian Harradine (born 9 January 1935), Australian politician, was an independent member of the Australian Senate from 1975 to 2005, representing the state of Tasmania. He was the longest-serving independent federal politician in Australian history, and a Father of the Senate.

He was born in Quorn, South Australia before moving to Tasmania in 1959.Rimon, Wendy: , The Companion to Tasmanian History, University of Tasmania, 2006. Harradine worked as an official for the Federated Clerks Union and then went on to serve as Secretary General of the Tasmanian Trades and Labour Council between 1964 and 1976 and by virtue of this position, a member of the executive of the Australian Council of Trade Unions. While a member of the Australian Labor Party, Harradine's social conservative politics driven by his Roman Catholic background made him a prime target for accusations of sympathy for the Democratic Labor Party.Green, Antony: , 2004 Federal Election Guide, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2004.

He decided to contest the 1975 election as an independent for the Senate and won comfortably. Harradine then went on to continuously hold a Senate seat until deciding not to contest the 2004 election. His...
Read More

No feeds found

All
wait Posting your question. Please wait!...


About

Politician
No messages found
Suggested Pages
RRR
RRR
Tell your friends >
about this page
 Create a new Page
for companies, colleges, celebrities or anything you like.Get updates on MyPage.
Create a new Page
 Find your friends
  Find friends on MyPage from