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Australian government official

Ralph WILLIS, Australian politician. House of Representatives since 1972.

Background

Willis, Ralph was born on April 14, 1938 in Melbourne, Australia. Son of Stanley and Doris Willis.

Education

University High School and Melbourne University.

Career

Research officer, Australian Council Trade Unions, 1960;various positions to industrial advocate, Australian Council Trade Unions, 1960-1970;Member of Parliament, Australian House of Representatives, since 1972;minister employment and industrial relations, minister assisting prime minister in public service industrial matters, Government of Australia, 1983-1987;minister industrial relations, minister assisting prime minister in public service matters, Government of Australia, 1987-1988;minister transport and committee, Government of Australia, 1988-1990;minister finance, Government of Australia, 1990-1991, 91-93;treasurer, Government of Australia, 1991, 93-95. Vice president Executive Council, 1992.

Membership

House of Representatives since 1972.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: squash, reading, watching football.

Connections

Married Carol Joyce Dawson, 1970. 3 children.

father:
Stanley Willis

mother:
Doris Willis

spouse:
Carol Joyce Dawson