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Encyclopedia > Ian Campbell (Australian politician)

The Hon. Ian Gordon Campbell (born 22 May 1959), Australian politician, was a Liberal member of the Australian Senate from May 1990 until 31 May 2007, representing Western Australia. He was born in Perth, Western Australia, and was a commercial and industrial property consultant and company director before entering politics. Campbell was selected by the parliament of Western Australia on 16 May 1990 to replace the retiring Senator Fred Chaney, and was elected in his own right in 1993, 1998, and 2004. May 22 is the 142nd day of the year (143rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section cites very few or no references or sources. ... Australian Senate chamber Entrance to the Senate The Senate is the upper of the two houses of the Parliament of Australia. ... Capital Perth Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Ken Michael Premier Alan Carpenter (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 15  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $100,900 (4th)  - Product per capita  $50,355/person (3rd) Population (December 2006)  - Population  2,050,900 (4th)  - Density  0. ... The Perth skyline viewed from the Swan River This article is about the metropolitan area of Perth, Western Australia. ... May 16 is the 136th day of the year (137th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ... The Hon. ...


Campbell was a member of the Opposition Shadow Ministry 1994-96. He was Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Sport, Territories and Local Government and Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the Senate in 1996, Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer 1996--98 and 2001-03, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts 1998-2001 and Minister for Local Government, Territories and Roads 2003-2004. In July 2004 he was promoted to Minister for the Environment and Heritage. He remained in the portfolio until January 2007, when he was made Human Services Minister during the Cabinet reshuffle. Previously a non-cabinet position, this was changed for Ian Campbell when he was made Human Services Minister.

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Controversy

However, on March 3, 2007 Campbell resigned from cabinet following revelations he had been involved in a meeting with former Western Australian Premier Brian Burke. The resignation of a minister for conduct in office was unprecedented during the term of Australian Prime Minister John Howard. John Howard also defended Ian Campbell from charges of any moral wrong doing, contradicting deputy leader Peter Costello's statement in Parliament that anyone who dealt with Brian Burke was morally compromised. This means that there is no substantive public policy reason for accepting the resignation. The resignation came in the midst of Liberal Party attacks on Opposition leader Kevin Rudd for also having met with Mr Burke, and was widely seen as part of a strategy to undermine Mr Rudd's popular standing and to pressure him to resign or appear hypocritical.[1][2] March 3 is the 62nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (63rd in leap years). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Brian Thomas Burke (born in Perth, February 25, 1947) was Premier of Western Australia from 25 February 1983 until his resignation on 25 February 1988. ... John Winston Howard (born 26 July 1939), Australian politician, is the Prime Minister of Australia. ... Peter Howard Costello (born 14 August 1957), Australian politician, has been Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party since 1994, and Treasurer in the Australian government since 1996. ... Kevin Michael Rudd (born 21 September 1957), is the leader of the federal Australian Labor Party and Leader of the Opposition in the Australian Parliament. ...


The former Cabinet member and Environment minister will be remembered for finally contradicting in mid-2005 the government's line that denied the link between human activity and global warming and acknowledging, 18 months ahead of his colleagues in the parliamentary Liberal Party, the need for action on climate change[3]. He will also be remembered for his decision to side with local land-owner interests in blocking windfarm projects in south eastern Victoria ostensibly to prevent a "1 in 1000 year" chance of killing an endangered Orange-bellied Parrot.[4] Binomial name Neophema chrysogaster (Latham, 1790) The Orange-bellied Parrot (Neophema chrysogaster) is a small broad-tailed parrot endemic to Australia. ...


Retirement

On 4 May 2007, Campbell announced his retirement from politics. He said that the Prime Minister had told him the door was still open for a return to the cabinet, but that he had decided to pursue a career in the public sector.[5] The Liberal Party in Western Australia nominated Mathias Cormann, who had recently been preselected on the party's ticket for the 2007 election to fill the casual vacancy. Cormann is expected to be appointed in the Australian winter to fill Campbell's Senate position. [6] Campbell formally resigned his Senate seat on 31 May 2007. May 4 is the 124th day of the year (125th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Mathias Cormann (born 20 September 1970 in Belgium) is an Australian politician. ... The next Australian legislative election is expected to take place in late 2007, although it can be held as late as 19 January 2008. ...


References

  1. ^ http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200703/s1862323.htm ABC NewsOnline retrieved 02:55, 4 March 2007 (UTC)
  2. ^ http://sunday.ninemsn.com.au/sunday/political_transcripts/article_2140.asp Sunday interview of Julie Bishop by Laurie Oakes
  3. ^ http://www.theage.com.au/news/editorial/halfhearted-climate-change-response/2005/07/29/1122144014879.htm
  4. ^ http://www.theage.com.au/ "On the man, off message", The Age, March 6, 2007 article by Tim Colebatch
  5. ^ Campbell to quit politics, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 4 May 2007.
  6. ^ Replacement elected to fill Campbell Senate position, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 5 May 2007.

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