Peter Black


Peter Laurence Black OAM (born 14 June 1943) is an Australian politician, elected as a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly. Black was born in the Sydney suburb of Hurstville and educated at Sydney Boy's Technical High School and received a Bachelor of Science from the University of New South Wales. He was a teacher in Broken Hill before running for New South Wales Parliament. Black became a Broken Hill Council Alderman in 1977 and served a record 19 years as Mayor of Broken Hill, from 1980 until 1999. Black represented Murray-Darling from 1999 to 2007 for the Australian Labor Party. He was accused of having a drinking problem by other parliamentarians, including his political opponents. Black lost his seat at the New South Wales state election, 2007, after a redistribution gave the expanded Murray-Darling seat an overall National Party majority.  ( Wikipedia article )


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