Andrew Peacock
Australian politician
Andrew Peacock
Andrew Sharp Peacock AC, GCL, is a former Australian Liberal politician. He was a minister in the Gorton, McMahon and Fraser governments, and was federal leader of the Liberal Party of Australia 1983–1985 and 1989–1990. He was Chairman of Octaviar Ltd, a Financial Services and Property Group based on the Gold Coast, Queensland during its collapse.
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Think You're Cold? At Least You're Not Trapped in Antarctic Ice
The New Republic - about 3 years
Location: Antarctica Date: December 29, 2013 Photographer: Andrew Peacock A ship surrounded by ice, ingeniously molded by nature so that it looks like the devouring mouth of a gigantic whale: the frozen ghost of Moby Dick complete with killer teeth
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Appalachian State Football 2011 Preview - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
Rounding out the starters at wide receiver will be sophomore Andrew Peacock (3 rec., 43 yds., 14.3 YPR), who will start at the "M" wide receiver position. Peacock, a converted running back, has excellent speed, and, like Washington, has a chance to be
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Football Fall Camp Report: Aug. 17 - Go Blue Ridge
Google News - over 5 years
Central), Cedric Baker Boney (Wilmington, NC/New Hanover), Michael Frazier (Conway, SC/Conway), Terrence McLean (Laurinburg, NC/Scotland County), Tony Washington (High Point, NC/TW Andrews), Andrew Peacock (Durham, NC/Northern Durham) and Jamill Lott
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High drama rescue in Belgrave - Free Press Leader
Google News - over 5 years
Andrew Peacock was visiting his dad John's home in Waratah Ave at 2pm on Monday, August 8 when the horrific accident, which has left the man in a serious condition in the hospital, occurred on a neighbouring property. The arborist, in his 30s was hit
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Lazarus writing - The Australian
Google News - over 5 years
“There was my relationship with Andrew Peacock... obviously there were differences. Malcolm Fraser and I were very close in government but it became a more distant ¬relationship later on. Peter Costello and I worked together very closely and
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Appalachian State not the favorite this time - News & Observer
Google News - over 5 years
Three players - Tony Washington, Jamil Lott and Andrew Peacock - are all penciled in as starters along with Quick on the team's depth chart. Some new wrinkles in the team's offense might lead to senior tight end Jordenor the all-purpose Cadet being the
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controversy stirred by report on the aged - Sydney Morning Herald
Google News - over 5 years
This issue is also tailor-made for Tony Abbott to exploit, as then opposition leader Andrew Peacock did in 1984. Gillard has said the government won't announce decisions immediately. But how long can it safely let the debate, and surrounding
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Vive la Gold Coast! - Gold Coast Bulletin News
Google News - over 5 years
They bought it and in 1974 opened the famous La Plume de ma Tante, where kings, queens and prime ministers came to eat and be entertained -- from the Prince and Princess of Holland to Andrew Peacock and actress Shirley MacLaine to Gough and Margaret
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In the FCS Huddle: Expectations still high for retooling ASU - Los Angeles Times
Google News - over 5 years
Senior wide receiver Brian Quick will be one of the top FCS selections in next year's NFL Draft, but sophomores Jamill Lott, Andrew Peacock and Tony Washington are stepping into bigger roles in the passing game. Senior Ben Jordan is one of the best
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Beware the promises not properly costed - Sydney Morning Herald
Google News - over 5 years
Shack was health spokesman under the then Coalition leader, Andrew Peacock, and in that role he promised a lot. He spent most of 1989 promising he was working on a health policy that would save money by changing the Medicare system
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Hinsdale Central honor roll - The Doings Weekly
Google News - over 5 years
... Robert O'Mullan, Jennifer Oetter, Teresa Oetter, Michael Oleferchik, Norah Oles, John Olson, Katherine Owens, Jessica Pachicano, Michelle Palka, Philomena Panagoulias, Michael Paolucci, Tricia Patras, Andrew Peacock, Jordan Peters, Laura Peters,
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Don't rule out Rudd as Labor's own Lazarus - Sydney Morning Herald
Google News - over 5 years
In 1989, when John Howard was deposed in a coup by Andrew Peacock, Howard laughed when asked whether he could stage a comeback and made his famous ''Lazarus with a triple bypass'' remark. We've never heard anything like that from Rudd
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Gain for Reith in Lib top job bid - The Age
Google News - over 5 years
Peter Reith (left) with Richard Alston and Andrew Peacock at a John Howard book signing. Photo: Peter Braig PETER Reith's campaign for the Liberal federal presidency has picked up momentum with backing from the West Australian and Queensland state
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Premier Baillieu's adviser Michael Kapel survives secret meeting revelation - The Australian
Google News - over 5 years
... defending his boss as he faced repeated preselection attacks by ambitious opponents who vowed to do more for the voters of Kooyong than the man who, in various jobs, had served Malcolm Fraser, Andrew Peacock, John Hewson, Howard and Jeff Kennett
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'Poll-driven' Labor risks voter flight - The Age
Google News - over 5 years
They have totally lost direction and resemble a Liberal party under Andrew Peacock or John Hewson. The push to the right, in an effort to be all things to all voters, finds them now on very shaky ground and having the appearance of standing for very
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Reith to challenge for top Liberal post - The Age
Google News - over 5 years
Peter Reith (left) with Richard Alston and Andrew Peacock at a John Howard book signing. Photo: Peter Braig TWO high-profile Liberals are set for a battle over the party's top organisational job. Former Howard government cabinet minister Peter Reith
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Books put politics in the shade - Quest News
Google News - over 5 years
He had also worked at a Melbourne law firm founded by his late grandfather, where Robert's father and uncle were partners with former Liberal leader Andrew Peacock. He seemed destined for Canberra. But fast forward to May 2011 and those ambitions have
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No point complaining - ABC Online
Google News - almost 6 years
During the Hawke and Keating years, Liberal Opposition leaders were peremptorily dismissed by the political media: Andrew Peacock as the soufflé that couldn't rise twice and John Hewson as the feral abacus (despite Tony Abbot's best efforts as Hewson's
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Grossmont High Sophomore Catches Waves—and Art Award at Mall - Patch.com
Google News - almost 6 years
Other winners of Purchase Awards were Valhalla's Andrew Peacock for his photo Burning Imagination and El Cajon Valley's Adrian Sanches for his photo Inverted Perfection. Other prizes were dropped this year, Mandell said, after art teachers decided to
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Andrew Peacock
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2007
    Age 68
    He retired from the company in 2007, and later joined Brisbane-based fund manager MFS Ltd as chairman.
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  • 2006
    Age 67
    For his role in bringing in New Guinea independence, Peacock was appointed a Chief Grand Companion of the Order of Logohu in 2006.
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  • 2002
    Age 63
    Midway through 2002 Peacock joined Boeing Australia Holdings as President of Boeing Australia.
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    In 2002 he married Penne Percy Korth, a Washington, D.C. society figure and former United States Ambassador to Mauritius.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1999
    Age 60
    His daughter Ann Peacock married Liberal powerbroker Michael Kroger in 1999.
    More Details Hide Details They had two sons before separating in 2009. Peacock had earlier endorsed his future son-in-law Kroger as his successor in Kooyong in 1994 but Kroger declined. Peacock was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia in 1997.
  • 1996
    Age 57
    When Howard became Prime Minister in 1996, he appointed Peacock as the Australian Ambassador to the United States.
    More Details Hide Details Since the end of this appointment in 1999, Peacock has mostly lived in the United States.
    In 1996 when asked about blocking John Howard, Malcolm Fraser said Peacock obviously was, while Peacock claimed he supported John Hewson continuing.
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  • 1994
    Age 55
    Peacock resigned from Parliament in September 1994.
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  • 1993
    Age 54
    He returned to Foreign Affairs when Hewson lost the 1993 election to Paul Keating.
    More Details Hide Details He retained Foreign Affairs when Hewson was displaced by Alexander Downer.
  • 1990
    Age 51
    He became Shadow Attorney-General (1990–92) and Shadow Trade Minister (1992–93) under the new leader, Dr John Hewson, whom Peacock had supported in getting the job in 1990 over Peter Reith and to stop Howard returning.
    More Details Hide Details After Hewson's election as leader, Hewson endorsed Peacock as his deputy, which caused a furore with Howard supporters. Peacock, however, had no interest in becoming deputy leader again and withdrew happily. Reith was instead elected deputy in a close contest against Peacock supporter David Jull.
    Although Hawke's government was in political trouble, with record high interest rates and a financial crisis in Victoria, Peacock failed to defeat Hawke at the 1990 election.
    More Details Hide Details The Coalition actually won a slim majority (50.10 percent) of the two-party vote and took seven seats from Labor. It also slashed Labor's majority from 24 seats to nine. However, it only garnered a .93 percent two-party swing. Combined with a three percent swing against the Nationals (who saw their leader, Charles Blunt, ousted in his own seat), this prevented the Coalition from picking up the additional seven seats the Coalition needed to make Peacock Prime Minister. Although Peacock was credited with helping the non-Labor forces regain much of what they had lost three years earlier, it was not enough to save his job, and he resigned after the election.
    On 18 March 1990, Peacock was interviewed by Laurie Oakes on the television program Sunday, regarding his stance on the Multifunction Polis (MFP), a proposal to build a Japanese funded technology city in Australia.
    More Details Hide Details Peacock attacked the MFP concept, saying it would become an Asian "enclave". According to Roy Morgan Research, Peacock's attack on the MFP did not help him politically, and the Labor Party used the issue to highlight division within the Liberal Party, as John Elliott and others supported the MFP. The following day, The Australian newspaper ran a headline titled Peacock a 'danger in the Lodge'.
  • FORTIES
  • 1989
    Age 50
    But Peacock's supporters began to plot against Howard, and in May 1989 they mounted a party room coup which returned Peacock to the leadership.
    More Details Hide Details Peacock, now 50, cultivated a new mature image, enhanced by a second marriage to Margaret St George. He also renewed the Coalition with the Nationals.
  • 1985
    Age 46
    Following Howard's refusal to offer such an assurance, in September 1985 Peacock sought to replace him with John Moore as Deputy Leader.
    More Details Hide Details The party room re-elected Howard as Deputy, contrary to Peacock's wishes. Despite possessing greater support in the parliamentary party than Howard, Peacock unexpectedly resigned, concluding the situation was untenable. Howard was comfortably elected Opposition Leader on 5 September, and appointed Peacock Shadow Foreign Minister. Howard lost the 1987 election to Hawke, largely due to the Nationals pulling out of the Coalition in support of Queensland Premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen's quixotic bid to become Prime Minister. After the election, Peacock was elected Deputy Leader in a show of party unity.
    In 1985, as Labor's position in opinion polls improved, Peacock's popularity sank and Howard's profile rose, keeping leadership speculation alive.
    More Details Hide Details Peacock said he would no longer accept Howard as deputy unless he offered assurances that he would not challenge for the leadership.
  • 1984
    Age 45
    As Opposition Leader, Peacock faced an uphill battle against the hugely popular Hawke. At the 1984 election he was given little chance of winning, but he performed better than expected by reducing Hawke's majority.
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  • 1982
    Age 43
    In November 1982, when Phillip Lynch resigned from politics, John Howard succeeded him as Deputy Leader, and Peacock was brought back into cabinet as Minister for Industry and Commerce.
    More Details Hide Details Fraser's government was defeated in the March 1983 election by the Labor Party under Bob Hawke. Fraser immediately retired from politics, and Peacock contested the party leadership, defeating Howard, who remained as Deputy Leader.
  • 1981
    Age 42
    In April 1981 he suddenly resigned, accusing Fraser of constant interference in his portfolio.
    More Details Hide Details Fraser called a party meeting, at which Peacock tried to depose him as party leader and Prime Minister. Fraser managed to fend off this challenge.
  • 1980
    Age 41
    After the 1980 election he asked for a change of portfolio, and Fraser made him Minister for Industrial Relations.
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    He served as Foreign Minister until 1980, acquiring a reputation as an international playboy, particularly through his well-publicised relationship with Shirley MacLaine (his marriage had by this time ended in divorce).
    More Details Hide Details He had a number of acrimonious disputes with Fraser, particularly over the recognition of the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1975
    Age 36
    Fraser made Peacock foreign affairs spokesperson, and when Fraser led the Liberals back to power in December 1975 Peacock became Minister for Foreign Affairs, aged 36.
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  • 1974
    Age 35
    When Snedden lost the 1974 election, Peacock began to be seen as a leadership candidate, but it was Malcolm Fraser who took the initiative and deposed Snedden in 1975.
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  • 1972
    Age 33
    When the Liberals went into opposition in December 1972, Peacock became a senior member of the Liberal frontbench.
    More Details Hide Details As a party moderate, he was a supporter of the new leader, Billy Snedden.
    In 1972 William McMahon made him Minister for Territories, in charge of Australia's colonial possession, Papua New Guinea, where he was responsible for bringing in self-government.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1969
    Age 30
    In 1969 he was appointed Minister for the Army, and in this role played a minor part in the drama which brought down Prime Minister John Gorton in 1971.
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  • 1966
    Age 27
    In February 1966, former Prime Minister Sir Robert Menzies resigned, triggering a by-election in Kooyong, the eastern Melbourne electorate that he had held for 32 years.
    More Details Hide Details Peacock gained Liberal preselection, making him the favourite in this comfortably safe Liberal seat. The Liberals (and their predecessors) had held the seat since Federation, usually without serious difficulty. As expected, he won the 2 April by-election, albeit with a slightly reduced majority. He easily retained his seat in the general election held seven months later.
  • 1965
    Age 26
    By 1965 he was President of the Victorian Liberal Party.
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  • 1962
    Age 23
    He was president of the Young Liberals in 1962, and in 1963 he married Susan Rossiter (b. 1942), the daughter of Victorian Liberal MLA Sir John Rossiter and Joan Stewart.
    More Details Hide Details They had three daughters, one of them being the horse trainer Jane Chapple-Hyam.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1939
    Age 0
    Born on February 13, 1939.
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