Peter Morris (politician)

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The Honourable
Peter Morris
OAM
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Shortland
In office
2 December 1972 – 31 August 1998
Preceded by Charles Griffiths
Succeeded by Jill Hall
Personal details
Born (1932-07-29) 29 July 1932 (age 81)
Sydney
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Occupation Alderman

Peter Frederick Morris OAM (born 29 July 1932) was an Australian politician.

Morris was born in Sydney and was an alderman on the Newcastle City Council from 1968 to 1974. He won the House of Representatives seat of Shortland in 1972. He was appointed Minister for Transport in the first Hawke Ministry in March 1983. In December 1984, he assumed the additional portfolio of aviation. In 1987, he became Minister for Resources and then was briefly Minister for Housing and Aged Care in early 1988. In February 1988, he became Minister for Transport and Communications Support, but was appointed to Cabinet as Minister for Industrial Relations in September 1988.[1] After the 1990 election he was not re-elected to the ministry, due to the formalisation of Labor's faction system and the fact that he did not belong to a faction. He did not stand for re-election at the 1998 election. Allan Morris, Member of the House of Representatives for the neighbouring seat of Newcastle from 1983 to 2001, is his younger brother. Matthew Morris, the former member for Charlestown in the New South Wales Parliament, is Morris's son.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Biography for Morris, the Hon. Peter Frederick". ParlInfo Web. Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 26 October 2007. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Wallace Fife
Minister for Transport
1983–87
Succeeded by
Gareth Evans
Preceded by
Kim Beazley
Minister for Aviation
1984–87
Preceded by
Gareth Evans
Minister for Resources
1987–88
Succeeded by
Peter Cook
Preceded by
Stewart West
Minister for Housing and Aged Care
1987–88
Succeeded by
Peter Staples
Preceded by
Peter Duncan
Minister for Transport and Communications Support
1987–88
Succeeded by
Bob Brown
Preceded by
Ralph Willis
Minister for Industrial Relations
1987–88
Succeeded by
Peter Cook
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Charles Griffiths
Member for Shortland
1972–1998
Succeeded by
Jill Hall