John Joseph Fahey
(born 10 January 1945) is a former Premier of New South Wales
and Federal Minister for Finance in Australia. John Fahey is currently the President of the World Anti-Doping Agency
. He was a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly
from 1984 to 1996 and the federal House of Representatives
from 1996 to 2001. He was also a notable rugby league
player and coach in his youth.
Fahey was born in Wellington
, New Zealand, the son of Stephen Fahey, farmer, and his wife Annie Fahey of Galway, Ireland. In 1956, Fahey migrated with his family to Picton, New South Wales
. He was educated at Chevalier College
, Bowral and the University of Sydney
. He married Colleen Maree McGurren in 1968 and they had two daughters and one son. He became a naturalised
Australian in 1973.
He won the seat of electoral district of Camden
for the Liberal Party
in 1984. Fahey was elected member for Southern Highlands
at the 1988
general election, and re-elected at the 1991
state elections. During this period, Fahey was Minister for Industrial Relations from March 1988 and Minister for Further Education, Training and Employment from July 1990 in the Premier Nick Greiner
led coalition government.
In June 1992, Fahey was appointed Premier of New South Wales
after Greiner was forced to resign as a result of an Independent Commission Against Corruption of New South Wales
investigation.In 1994 NSW Parliament was... Read More