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Encyclopedia > David Hawker
The Hon. David Hawker
The Hon. David Hawker

The Honourable David Peter Maxwell Hawker (born 1 May 1949), Australian politician, has been a Liberal member of the Australian House of Representatives since May 1983, representing the Division of Wannon, Victoria, previously represented by Malcolm Fraser. He was born in Adelaide, South Australia, and was educated at University of Melbourne . He was a farmer and grazier before entering politics. This image is not licensed under the GFDL. It is under a non-commercial-use only licence. ... May 1 is the 121st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (122nd in leap years). ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) is a common year starting on Saturday. ... The Liberal Party of Australia is an Australian liberal conservative political party. ... Australian House of Representatives chamber Entrance to the House of Representatives The Australian House of Representatives is one of the two houses (chambers) of the Parliament of Australia. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... John Malcolm Fraser (born 21 May 1930), Australian politician and 22nd Prime Minister of Australia, came to power in the circumstances of the dismissal of the Whitlam government. ... Adelaide is the state capital and most populous city of the Australian state of South Australia. ... Motto: United for the Common Wealth Nickname: Festival State Other Australian states and territories Capital Adelaide Government Governor Premier Const. ... The University of Melbourne   The Old Quad Building, formerly Old Law The University of Melbourne, located in Melbourne, in Victoria, is the second oldest university in Australia, behind the University of Sydney, and is one of the countrys most prestigious universities. ...


Background

Hawker comes from a family with a long history of political involvement. He is a cousin of Charles Hawker, who was a member of the House of Repesentatives from South Australia from 1929 to 1938. His great-grandfather, George Hawker, was Speaker of the South Australian House of Assembly from 1860 to 1865. Motto: United for the Common Wealth Nickname: Festival State Other Australian states and territories Capital Adelaide Government Governor Premier Const. ... 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... The House of Assembly, or lower house, is one of the two chambers of parliament in the Australian state of South Australia. ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... 1865 is a common year starting on Sunday. ...


Career

Fucker was a member of the Opposition Shadow Ministry 1990-93, a Deputy Opposition Whip 1989-90 and 1994, and Chief Opposition Whip 1994-96. This article is about the year. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...


On 15 November 2004 Fucker was chosen by the Parliamentary Liberal Party as its candidate for the position of Speaker of the House of Representatives. He was formally elected to the position on 16 November without opposition. November 15 is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 46 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Speakers chair in the House of Representatives The Speaker of the House of Representatives is the presiding officer of the House of Representatives, the lower house of the Parliament of Australia. ... November 16 is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 45 days remaining. ...


Dissent motions

On the opinion of the Australian Labor Party Opposition, Hawker has been somewhat controversial early in his term, with one session of Question Time on December 1, 2004 resulting in twelve points of order, some continuously raised, to Brendan Nelson's response to a question on school funding raised by Sophie Panopoulos, in that it was seen by the Opposition to anticipate debate. This session resulted in a dissent motion regarding the permission of ministers tabling documents at the end of answers, which was negatived. A further dissent motion was raised on December 7, 2004, regarding questions asked relating to public affairs but not directly regarding the subject's portfolio, specifically, the desire of the Opposition to question De-Anne Kelly to her supposed approval of funding of a project not relating to her portfolio of Veterans' Affairs. This dissent motion was also voted down. Likewise, a motion of dissent on 28 November 2005 to a ruling that the Member for Perth resume his seat, having twice ignored an instruction to desist in argument across the chamber, was voted down. (Immediately thereafter, the motion to place further motions on notice was passed without a vote, and the Speaker responded to the Leader of the Opposition's subsequent Point of Order by stating that the motion was a "request".) The Australian Labor Party or ALP is Australias oldest political party. ... December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dr Hon Brendan Nelson Dr Brendan John Nelson (born 19 August 1958), Australian politician, has been a Liberal Party of Australia member of the Australian House of Representatives since March 1996, representing the Division of Bradfield, New South Wales. ... Sophie Panopoulos Sophie Panopoulos (born 27 October 1968), Australian politician, has been a Liberal member of the Australian House of Representatives since 2001, representing the Division of Indi, Victoria. ... December 7 is the 341st day (342nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hon De-Anne Kelly De-Anne Margaret Kelly (born 21 March 1954), is an Australian politician. ... November 28 is the 332nd day (333rd on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Stephen Smith Stephen Francis Smith (born 12 December 1955), Australian politician, has been an Australian Labor Party member of the Australian House of Representatives since March 1993, representing the Division of Perth, Western Australia. ... Hon Kim Beazley Kim Christian Beazley (born December 14, 1948), Australian politician, is a former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia, and has been Leader of the Australian Labor Party and Leader of the Opposition since 28 January 2005. ... A Point of Order is a matter raised during a debate concerning the rules of debating themselves. ...

Preceded by:
Neil Andrew
Speaker of the Australian House of Representatives Followed by:
Incumbent

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Encyclopedia: David Hawker (1366 words)
George Hawker, was Speaker of the South Australian House of Assembly from 1860 to 1865.
Hawker was a member of the Opposition Shadow Ministry 1990 - 93, a Deputy Opposition Whip 1989 - 90 and 1994, and Chief Opposition Whip 1994 - 96.
On 15 November 2004 Hawker was chosen by the Parliamentary Liberal Party as its candidate for the position of Speaker of the House of Representatives.
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