Party affiliation: Australian Labor Party
President, Lilley Federal Divisional Electorate. Vice president, Nudgee Electorate Executive Council. President Labor Party Banyo, Northgate East Branch.
Elected for Lilley, since 1980. Committee Service: Member of the House of Representatives for Road Safety, 1980-1984 and Chairperson, 1983-1984. Chairperson for Transport Safety, since 1985.
Deputy Chairperson of Committees, since 1983. Chairperson, Caucus Education, Employment and Training Committee, 1987-1990. Deputy-Chairperson, Caucus, 1990.
Member, House of Representatives Standing Committee on Environment and on Sport, since 1990. Conferences, Delegations and Visits: Member, 29th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Conference, Nairobi, 1983. Member, 73rd Inter Parliamentary-Union Conference, Togo 1985.
Leader, Parliamentary Delegation, India and Sri Lanka, 1986. Member, Australian War Memorial Council. 1983-1987.
Queensland State Co-ordinator, National Prices Network, 1986-1990. Delegate United Nations General Assembly, 1989. CPA Conference Harare and South Africa, 1990.
Professional career: graduate assistant to Director, Brisbane Kindergarten Training College. Teacher, English and secretarial skills. President, South Queensland Consumers Association, 197483.
Member, Action for World Development, 1976-1977. Executive member and secretary, Queensland Consumers Association, 1978-1979. Vice-President, Banyo Community Association, 1978-1980.
Convener, Consumer Education Advisory Committee, Australian Federation of Consumers Organisations, 1979-1980. Member. World Vision, 1979-1980.
Trustee, Nudgee Kindergarten Association, 1980. Patron, Northside Benevolent Committee, 1980.