Talk:John Anderson (Australian politician)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
WikiProject Biography / Politics and Government (Rated Start-class)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Biography, a collaborative effort to create, develop and organize Wikipedia's articles about people. All interested editors are invited to join the project and contribute to the discussion. For instructions on how to use this banner, please refer to the documentation.
Start-Class article Start  This article has been rated as Start-Class on the project's quality scale.
Taskforce icon
This article is supported by the politics and government work group.
WikiProject Australia / New South Wales / Politics (Rated Start-class, Mid-importance)
WikiProject icon John Anderson (Australian politician) is within the scope of WikiProject Australia, which aims to improve Wikipedia's coverage of Australia and Australia-related topics. If you would like to participate, visit the project page.
Start-Class article Start  This article has been rated as Start-Class on the project's quality scale.
 Mid  This article has been rated as Mid-importance on the project's importance scale.
Taskforce icon
This article is supported by WikiProject New South Wales.
Taskforce icon
This article is supported by WikiProject Australian politics (marked as Mid-importance).
Note icon
Need help improving this article? Ask a LibrarianWhat's this? at the National Library of Australia, or the State Library of New South Wales.
Note icon
The Wikimedia Australia chapter can be contacted via email to for other than editorial assistance.


can i suggest that if anderson is exhonerated of involvement of bribery (which i believe he will be) that that section is removed. Xtra 13:11, 18 Nov 2004 (UTC)

when and if he is exonerated the article can say he was exonerated. Adam 22:39, 18 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Definition of "Jokes"[edit]

You are clearly being unreasonable and pompous on this issue Dr Carr. While these statements may be in the form of humour, they are valid political statements in which Anderson takes a shot at the Greens. As a Liberal, I support these statements and do not see them as jokes. It is a reflection of Anderson's view, and after observing Anderson for 6 or so years you would know as well as I know that Anderson is rarely serious when stating his view, although the degree tends to vary. Please do not attempt to remove the quotes again, or I will call in the Administrators, and they can decide the validity of these political statements. And believe me, from outside Australia where their views on Australian politics are less serious to them, they will support me. Evolver of Borg 09:24, 29 Apr 2005 (UTC)

I'll thank you not to threaten me. If you want to add a serious section on Anderson's views on other parties, you are free to do so. Anderson's joke lines, given out of context, are unencyclopaedic, no matter how amusing Young Liberals find them. It is in any case a very old and tired joke. Adam 23:58, 28 Apr 2005 (UTC)

I suggest putting them in wikiquote. Xtra 01:27, 29 Apr 2005 (UTC)

An xtra good idea. (PS, did you hear that the Liberals are born to rule, while the Nationals are born to rort? Ho ho ho.) Adam 07:22, 29 Apr 2005 (UTC)

You only support my point that you are being pompous Doctor Carr, and is clear you let your political views get in the way of constructing a proper encylopedia. Evolver of Borg 18:24, 1 May 2005 (UTC)

I've issued a request for [[1]] on this issue. Having a user from outside of Australia would be a good thing for this issue. Evolver of Borg 18:44, 1 May 2005 (UTC)

I notice that in Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh there is a substantial section of quotes. Many of which are in the same tone as these. Xtra 10:38, 1 May 2005 (UTC)


He actually said "prostrate condition." I suppose he meant "prostate" but I'm not sure about the ethics of falsifying the record in this way. Adam 05:07, 23 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Anderson's Rough Childhood[edit]

Hi there, i just like to point out that maybe more words could be added to John Anderson's profile as a youngster. The Australian newspaper had jus brought up sad news about his childhood. His mom died when he was 3 and he accidentally killed his sister at 14, when he mishit a cricket ball and hit her on the head. For reference, 24 June 2005, "Forever the reluctant leader" thanx


"He will remain as Member for Gwydir until the 2007 election, and has not ruled out standing for another term"

This has become moot,as the seat of Gwydir is being absorbed into the seat of Parkes.Serenacw 09:04, 20 September 2006 (UTC)

Faith and Duty[edit]

No mention has been made in the article to Mr Anderson's deep Christian faith or to the biography that was published last year. I thought a change in the article's title might be appropriate as well, something like John Anderson (Fromer Deputy Prime Minister Of Australia) or something similar that clearly identifies that he wasn't just an MP. Comments anyone? 02:24, 5 April 2007 (UTC)jplambs

Personal Life[edit]

There is an informative interview with Andrew Denton at that discusses his faith and the loss of his fifth child. Some of it might be appropriate for inclusion. Bendav (talk) 21:27, 24 November 2007 (UTC)