|Member of the Australian Parliament
13 December 1975 – 5 March 1983
|Preceded by||Richard Gun|
|Succeeded by||Gordon Bilney|
|Senator for South Australia|
11 July 1987 – 30 June 2008
27 April 1949 |
North Adelaide, South Australia
|Political party||Liberal Party of Australia|
|Relations||brother in law of Roger Goldsworthy|
|Parents||Hedley Thomas Chapman and Edith Maud Chapman nee Longmire|
|Alma mater||University of Adelaide|
|Occupation||Oil executive, management consultant, director|
Hedley Grant Pearson Chapman (born 27 April 1949) is an Australian politician.
Born in Adelaide, South Australia, Chapman was educated at Prince Alfred College and the University of Adelaide and worked as a marketing executive in the oil industry and a self-employed management consultant prior to gaining Liberal Party pre-selection for the federal Division of Kingston in the House of Representatives. Elected as part of Malcolm Fraser's landslide win. In the 1980 election, Chapman held Kingston by 358 votes and served in the House of Representatives until his defeat at the 1983 federal election.
Chapman expressed opposition to the development of the Franklin River Dam. After visiting the area he said: "It is a superb area. The visit reinforced my view that it would be a travesty if the dam went ahead."
In 1993, while debating a bill intended to provide minimal protection to homosexual people in the workplace, Chapman argued in defense of the employers right to sack a worker on account of his or her sexuality. He stated that "people [at work] who practise particular things that they regard as evil involves the presence in the work place of that evil".
He was defeated at the 2007 election when he was third on the SA Liberal ticket but only two Liberal candidates were elected.
In September 2010, Chapman was elected unopposed as President of the Liberal Party of Australia (South Australian Division) and was re-elected unopposed in 2011 and 2012.
- "Family Notices.". The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 - 1954). Adelaide, SA: National Library of Australia. 29 April 1949. p. 16. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
- "David Combe now believes he owns his own - The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) - 29 Sep 1985". Trove. Retrieved 2016-06-07.
- "LIBERALS WIN KINGSTON - Chapman gains an absolute majority - The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) - 28 Oct 1980". Trove. Retrieved 2016-06-07.
- "ELECTION '83 A Liberal MP who opposes the Franklin dam - Interesting seats KINGSTON - The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) - 10 Feb 1983". Trove. Retrieved 2016-06-07.
- "FEDERAL POLITICS Post-structuralist queer theory, Coalition-style - ABOUT THE HOUSE - The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) - 10 Dec 1993". Trove. Retrieved 2016-06-07.
- About Grant Chapman at the Wayback Machine (archived 12 September 2009)
- Biography for CHAPMAN, Hedley Grant Pearson, Parliament of Australia, accessed 29 Dec 2015
|Parliament of Australia|
|Member for Kingston