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Elaine Elizabeth DARLING

Elaine Elizabeth DARLING, Member of the House of Representatives.


  • DARLING, Elaine Elizabeth was born in Brisbane, Australia. Daughter of John (Jack) Melloy and Elizabeth Maude Melloy.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts; Diploma in Education, Queensland


    • 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.


    Party affiliation: Australian Labor Party


    Uniting Church of Australia.



    Recreations: reading and writing. Foreign affairs, aid and development, peace and disarmament, assistance for disabled, aboriginal rights, human rights, policies for the aged, health and community.


    • father: John (Jack) Melloy
    • mother: Elizabeth Maude Melloy
    • spouse: Robert Francis Darling
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