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photo The Hon. John Arthur WATKINS MP
Member for Ryde
NSW Legislative Assembly
The information on this page was provided by the parliamentarian or obtained through parliamentary handbooks or web sites. It was correct as at June 2007
Party   Australian Labor Party
State   NSW
Parliamentary Service   Member for Gladesville March 1995-March 1999. Elected Member for Ryde 27 March 1999. Re-elected March 2003, and 24 March 2007.
Ministerial and Shadow Ministerial Appointments   Deputy Premier from 3 August 2005. Minister for Finance from 2 April 2007. Minister for State Development from 3 August 2005 - 17 February 2006. Minister for Transport from 21 January 2005. Minister for Police from April 2003 - 21 January 2005. Minister for Education and Training November 2001 - March 2003; Minister for Fair Trading, Minister for Corrective Services and Minister for Sport and Recreation February 2001 - March 2003; Minister for Fair Trading and Minister for Sport and Recreation April 1999-February 2001.
Parliamentary Appointments   Legislative Assembly representative on the Governing Body of Macquarie University 1995, reappointed 3 June 1999.
Committee Service   Member of Committee on the Independent Commission Against Corruption and Committee on Small Business; Vice-Chairman Standing Ethics Committee to March 1999; Member Parliamentary Library Committee to March 1999.
Party Positions   Joined ALP in 1985 - presently member of Macquarie Branch. Delegate to State Annual Conference. Served in all major positions at Branch and S.E.C. level.
Local Government Service   Former Deputy Mayor and Alderman Hunters Hill Municipal Council 1987-91.
Other Positions   Patron of Ryde Swimming Club; Member of Ryde/Hunters Hill Flora and Fauna Society, Ryde Child Care Task Force, The NSW Alzheimer's Association, the North Metropolitan Area Scout Council Executive Committee and Convenor of Gladesville Reserve Clean Up Australia Day Committee.
Former Occupations   Teacher at St Josephs College, Hunters Hill, mainly in English and Literature.
Qualifications   B.A., L.L.B., M.A., Dip.Ed.
Electoral Address   Ground Floor, 123 Blaxland Road
Ryde NSW 2112
Telephone   +61 (0) 2 9808 3288
Fax   +61 (0) 2 9877 6222
Other Addresses   Ministerial Address: Level 30, Governor Macquarie Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney NSW 2000; Ph: +61 (0) 2 9228 4866; Fax:+61 (0) 2 9228 4855
Date of Birth   7/12/55
Married/Children   Married; 5 children

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