Jack Birney

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Jack Birney
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Phillip
In office
13 December 1975 – 5 March 1983
Preceded by Joe Riordan
Succeeded by Jeannette McHugh
Personal details
Born (1928-09-26)26 September 1928
Sydney, New South Wales
Died 1 January 1995(1995-01-01) (aged 66)
Nationality Australian
Political party Liberal Party of Australia
Children Matt Birney
Occupation Barrister

Reginald John "Jack" Birney (26 September 1928 – 1 January 1995) was an Australian politician. Born in Sydney, he was a barrister before entering politics. In 1975, he was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the Liberal member for Phillip. He held the seat until his defeat in 1983 by Jeannette McHugh. Birney died in 1995. His youngest son, Matt Birney, was Western Australian Opposition Leader from 2005-2006.[1]


  1. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Archived from the original on 20 July 2007. Retrieved 2008-06-07. 
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Joseph Riordan
Member for Phillip
1975 – 1983
Succeeded by
Jeannette McHugh