Doug Everingham

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The Honourable
Dr Doug Everingham
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Capricornia
In office
30 September 1967 – 13 December 1975
Preceded by George Gray
Succeeded by Colin Carige
In office
10 December 1977 – 26 October 1984
Preceded by Colin Carige
Succeeded by Keith Wright
Personal details
Born (1923-06-25) 25 June 1923 (age 94)
Wauchope NSW Australia
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Alma mater University of Sydney
Occupation Doctor

Douglas Nixon "Doug" Everingham (born 25 June 1923) is a former Australian politician and minister.

Everingham graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Sydney in 1946 and worked in public and private hospitals and as a family doctor.[1]

Everingham was elected the Australian Labor Party member for the House of Representatives seat of Capricornia at a by-election in 1967. In the Gough Whitlam government of 1972–75 he served as Minister for Health.[2] He was defeated at the 1975 election by Colin Carige, but was subsequently victorious against Carige at the 1977 election; and he remained the local member until his retirement at the 1984 election. Everingham is the coordinator of the World Election Commission in the World Government of World Citizens. He was appointed by the World Coordinator Garry Davis.[3]


  1. ^ "Doug N. Everingham's WDDM home page". Worldwide Direct Democracy Movement. Retrieved 12 January 2008. 
  2. ^ Everingham was a proponent of the proposed SR1 set of spelling reforms, which resulted in him renaming his department the "Department of Helth".
  3. ^ "commissions - World Government of World Citizens". 
Political offices
Preceded by
Ken Anderson
Minister for Health
Succeeded by
Don Chipp
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
George Gray
Member for Capricornia
Succeeded by
Colin Carige
Preceded by
Colin Carige
Member for Capricornia
Succeeded by
Keith Wright