Bruce Baird Politician

Bruce George Baird, AM (born 28 February 1942), is a former Australian politician. Baird was born in Sydney, and was educated at the University of Sydney and the University of Melbourne, holding a master's degree in business administration from the latter. He was Assistant Trade Commissioner at the Australian Embassy in Bonn, Germany, 1972–76 and Trade Commissioner at Australian Consulate-General in New York 1977-80. He was Government Affairs Manager for Esso Australia 1980-84. Baird was a member for the electorate of Northcott in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly 1984-95. He was Minister for Transport 1988-95, Minister for Sydney's Olympic Bid 1990-93 and Minister for Tourism and Roads 1993-95. He was also deputy leader of the Liberal Party from 1992 to 1994. Baird was a Liberal member of the Australian House of Representatives from October 1998 to November 2007, representing the electorate of Cook, New South Wales. He also held the positions of chairman of the National Rail Corporation, and was a board member of ABN Amro Hoare Govett, Tourism Training Australia and Tourism Education Services.

Personal details

Date of birth
February 28th, 1942
Place of birth
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Nationality
Australia

Family

Children

Education

1. University of Melbourne Colleges/University

The University of Melbourne is a public university located in Melbourne, Victoria. Founded in 1853, it is the second oldest university in Australia and the oldest in Victoria. The main campus is located in Parkville, an inner suburb just north of the Melbourne CBD. The university also has several other campuses located across Victoria. It is a member of Australia's "Group of Eight" lobby group, the Universitas 21 and Association of Pacific Rim Universities networks. It is colloquially known as a sandstone university and has one of the largest financial endowments of any Australian university, standing at .173 billion as of 2010.

Type Public university
Endowment
2010. 1.17 bil. AU$
Founded
1853
Headquarters
1—100 Grattan Street, 3010 - Melbourne, Victoria
Undergraduates
2012. 22,527
2010. 25,115
Postgraduates
2012. 12,510
2010. 11,511
Official web page www.unimelb.edu.au
Wikipedia article
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Notable alumni by career
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People attended University of Melbourne connected by profession and/or age

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2. University of Sydney Colleges/University

The University of Sydney is a public university located in Sydney, New South Wales. The main campus spreads across the suburbs of Camperdown and Darlington on the southwestern outskirts of the Sydney CBD. Founded in 1850, it is the oldest university in Australia and Oceania. It has 32,393 undergraduate and 16,627 graduate students (2011).

Type Public university
Endowment
2011. 829 mil. AU$
2008. 1.3 bil. AU$
Institution colors
Founded
1850
Headquarters
2006 - Sydney, New South Wales
Undergraduates
2012. 33,088
2011. 32,393
2008. 30,705
Postgraduates
2012. 17,118
2011. 16,627
2008. 15,349
Official web page www.usyd.edu.au
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender

People attended University of Sydney connected by profession and/or age

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Political engagements

Liberal Party of Australia

Geographic scope

Australia

Ideology

Liberalism
Conservatism

Founders

Official web page

Social media

Wikipedia article

The Liberal Party of Australia is one of the two major Australian political parties. Founded in 1945 to replace the United Australia Party and its predecessors, the centre-right Liberal Party competes with the centre-left Labor Party. Federally, the Liberal Party runs in a Coalition with the National Party, the Northern Territory Country Liberal Party, and Queensland Liberal branch the Liberal National Party. Except for a few short periods, the Liberal Party and its predecessors have operated in similar coalitions since the 1920s. In Australia, the term liberalism refers to centre-right classical liberalism. Party ideology has therefore been referred to as liberalism, distinct from its meaning in some countries, but also as conservatism, which features strongly in party ideology. The Liberal Party is a supporter of economic liberalism. Party founder Robert Menzies, UAP Prime Minister from 1939–41 and Liberal Prime Minister from 1949–66, and John Howard, Liberal Prime Minister from 1996–2007, were Australia's two longest serving Prime Ministers.

Other members

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Goverment positions 2

Member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly

1984-1995

Area represented

Electoral district of Northcott

Other position holders

1981-1988
1981-1988
1983-1991
1983-2005
1985-1994
1988-1990
1988-1998
1988-2007

Member of the Australian Parliament

1998-2007

Legislative sessions

39th Australian Parliament
40th Australian Parliament
41st Australian Parliament

Area represented

Division of Cook

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Other position holders

1996-
1997-1998
2001-
2001-
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Wikipedia

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