Harry Woods (Australian politician)

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The Honourable
Harry Woods
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Page
In office
24 March 1990 – 2 March 1996
Preceded by Ian Robinson
Succeeded by Ian Causley
Personal details
Born (1947-12-23) 23 December 1947 (age 69)
Darlinghurst, New South Wales
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Occupation Businessman

Harry Francis Woods (born 23 December 1947) was an Australian politician. He was the member for Page, New South Wales in the Australian House of Representatives, representing the Australian Labor Party from the March 1990 general election to his defeat in the March 1996 general election by the National Party's Ian Causley, who was the New Wales South State member for Clarence when he resigned to contest Page.[1]

Woods was elected as the Member for Clarence in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for the Australian Labor Party in May 1996 in the by-election that was ironically triggered by Causley's resignation.[1] He was only the second Labor member to win Clarence since its creation in 1859. He was Minister for Regional Development and Minister for Rural Affairs from 1997 to 1999 and Minister for Local Government, Minister for Regional Development and Minister for Rural Affairs from 1999 to his retirement in the 2003 election.[2]


  1. ^ a b "NSW Elections - 1995 Results". parliament.nsw.gov.au. Retrieved 12 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "The Hon. Harry Francis Woods". Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 18 February 2010. 
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Ian Robinson
Member for Page
Succeeded by
Ian Causley
Parliament of New South Wales
Preceded by
Ian Causley
Member for Clarence
1996 – 2003
Succeeded by
Steve Cansdell
Political offices
Preceded by
Ernie Page
Minister for Local Government
1999 – 2003
Succeeded by
Tony Kelly