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25 November 1952|
Birchip, Victoria, Australia
|Occupation||Inventor, Music Industry Entrepreneur, Internet & Multimedia Developer, Record Producer, Television Producer/Director, Journalist, Author|
|Known for||PaySafe Inventor/Music Entrepreneur|
|Home town||Beijing, China|
|Children||Hall, Arabella, William, Quan Li|
Dennis Charter is an Australian born entrepreneur. He embarked on an early career in the music and entertainment industry in Australia from the late 1960s through to the early 1980s.
Charter began his music industry career in 1967 working at live band club venues in Melbourne such as Sebastian's and Berties and writing for Go-Set Go-Set magazine before establishing live music venues and promoting concerts of his own around Melbourne and throughout country regions of Victoria, New South Wales, and South Australia.
A stint as Marketing and Publicity manager at Mushroom Records expanded Charter’s industry and media experience by working with such acts as Skyhooks, Split Enz and Renée Geyer, before venturing into managing such Australian music and entertainment industry icons as Spectrum, Chain, Air Supply, Garry McDonald as Norman Gunston and Barry Humphries as Dame Edna Everage.
Embracing international concert promotion in the early years with such acts as BB King , Deodato and Jeff Beck, Charter later worked with the likes of Elton John, Doobie Brothers, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones and Madonna in varying capacities.
After spending almost ten years in the USA and Asia inventing and developing diverse technology based businesses, (including the first Internet-based secure electronic payment system (PaySafe)  and other cutting edge Internet based technologies), Charter returned to Australia to buy Johnny Young’s Young Talent Time television production and music studios. Charter turned those facilities into the foremost modern digital production and recording facilities in Australia. This venture back into music and entertainment in Australia culminated in the signing of such new artists as Killing Heidi to recording, publishing and management.
In the mid 1990s Charter returned to the United States to further develop Internet based technologies. By 2005 Dennis Charter was back in Asia promoting the convergence of Media, Entertainment, Telecommunications and the Internet in developing countries such as China, Vietnam, the Philippines and Indonesia.
In 2003 Dennis Charter invented a test for Cancer using only a small swab of Saliva from your mouth. By 2012 that Saliva Cancer Test  had been developed and proven in clinical trials of over 6,600 people to detect up to 20 major solid tumour cancers.