Tony Street

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Tony Street
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Member of the Australian Parliament
for Corangamite
In office
26 November 1966 – 18 January 1984
Preceded byDan Mackinnon
Succeeded byStewart McArthur
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade
In office
3 November 1980 – 11 March 1983
Prime MinisterMalcolm Fraser
Preceded byAndrew Peacock
Succeeded byBill Hayden
Minister for Employment
In office
11 November 1975 – 3 November 1980
Prime MinisterMalcolm Fraser
Preceded byJim McClelland
Succeeded byAndrew Peacock (as Industry)
In office
20 August 1971 – 5 December 1972
Prime MinisterWilliam McMahon
Preceded byBilly Snedden
Succeeded byLance Barnard
Personal details
Born
Anthony Austin Street

(1926-02-08) 8 February 1926 (age 93)
Nationality Australian
Political partyLiberal Party of Australia
RelationsStreet family
FatherGeoffrey Street

Anthony Austin Street (born 8 February 1926) is a former Australian federal politician who served as Foreign Minister in the Fourth Fraser Ministry between 1980 and 1983, representing the Corangamite division in Victoria. His father Geoffrey Street held this seat before him, and other members of the Street family have held various other offices in Australian politics since the 19th Century.

Background[edit]

He is the son of Geoffrey Street, another former Australian Cabinet Minister and member of the Australian House of Representatives. His father was killed in World War II while serving as War Minister, a casualty of the 1940 Canberra air disaster.[1]

Street attended Melbourne Grammar School. Upon graduation, he served in the Royal Australian Navy as an Able Seaman on HMAS Norman (M 84), HMAS Queenborough and HMAS Shropshire.[2]

Political career[edit]

Prime Minister Fraser and Foreign Minister Street at the 13th South Pacific Forum

In 1966 Street was elected as a Liberal member of the Australian House of Representatives, representing the Corangamite division in Victoria, Australia. He remained in this position, winning re-election, until he resigned on 18 January 1984.[3]

From 14 September 1971, during the McMahon Ministry, he was Assistant Minister assisting the Minister for Labour and National Service. In the First Fraser Ministry he became the Minister for Labour and Immigration. In the Second Fraser Ministry he served as Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations, and Minister assisting the Prime Minister for Public Service Matters. During the Third Fraser Ministry he served as minister in several posts, including Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations and Minister for Industrial Relations. He served as Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs during the Fourth Fraser Ministry, from 1980 until 1983.[4]

Further details[edit]

His prominent public addresses included the 1979 Alfred Deakin Memorial Lecture "Class Conflict or Common Goals" and the 1982 Roy Milne Memorial Lecture "Alliances and Foreign Policy Today".[5]

Street has held directorships in several companies and served as a Melbourne Cricket Club committee member. He runs a family property at Lismore.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ministries and Cabinets". Parliamentary Handbook. Parliament of Australia. Archived from the original on 8 October 2012. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
  2. ^ https://mgs.vic.edu.au/about/our-people/meet-our-alumni/hon-anthony-austin-street
  3. ^ "Ministries and Cabinets". Parliamentary Handbook. Parliament of Australia. Archived from the original on 8 October 2012. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
  4. ^ Appendix 3: Fourth Fraser Ministry, 3 November 1980 to 7 May 1982, National Archives of Australia, retrieved 25 July 2016
  5. ^ https://mgs.vic.edu.au/about/our-people/meet-our-alumni/hon-anthony-austin-street
  6. ^ https://mgs.vic.edu.au/about/our-people/meet-our-alumni/hon-anthony-austin-street
Political offices
Preceded by
Jim McClelland
Minister for Labour and Immigration
1975
Succeeded by
Michael MacKellar
Preceded by
Jim McClelland
Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations
1975–1978
Succeeded by
Ian Viner
Preceded by
New title
Minister for Industrial Relations
1978–1980
Succeeded by
Andrew Peacock
Preceded by
Andrew Peacock
Minister for Foreign Affairs
1980–1983
Succeeded by
Bill Hayden
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Dan Mackinnon
Member for Corangamite
1966–1984
Succeeded by
Stewart McArthur