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Elaine Elizabeth DARLING

Member of the House of Representatives

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.


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.


Uniting Church of Australia.


  • Other Interests

    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.


John (Jack) Melloy

Elizabeth Maude Melloy

Robert Francis Darling