Peter Black Politician

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.

Personal details

Date of birth
June 14th, 1943

Member of order 1

Order name Title Member from
Order of Australia

Political engagements

Australian Labor Party

Geographic scope



Social democracy

Official web page

Wikipedia article

The Australian Labor Party is an Australian political party. The party has been in opposition at federal level since the 2013 election. Bill Shorten has been the party's federal parliamentary leader since 13 October 2013. The party is a federal party with branches in each state and territory. Labor is in government in South Australia and the Australian Capital Territory. The party competes against the Liberal/National Coalition for political office at the federal and state levels. Labor's constitution states: "The Australian Labor Party is a democratic socialist party and has the objective of the democratic socialisation of industry, production, distribution and exchange, to the extent necessary to eliminate exploitation and other anti-social features in these fields". This "socialist objective" was introduced in 1921, but has since been qualified by two further objectives: "maintenance of and support for a competitive non-monopolistic private sector" and "the right to own private property".

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