Geoff Gallop
Australian politician
Geoff Gallop
Geoffrey Ian Gallop is an Australian academic and former politician who served as the 27th Premier of Western Australia. Born in Geraldton, Western Australia, Gallop studied at the University of Western Australia, and later progressed to St John's College at the University of Oxford after winning a Rhodes Scholarship.
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Bill Oddie to launch Celebrating Age Festival 2011 at Bristol M Shed museum - Guide2Bristol
Google News - over 5 years
The Celebrating Age Festival will reach its climax on Saturday 03 September with a day of activities taking place at the Colston Hall; the day will be opened at 10AM by Bristol's Lord Mayor, Councillor Geoff Gallop, and will feature a performance from
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Stubborn Barnett may pay price - The West Australian (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
"The proof of that is, during the debate between the two leaders - Geoff Gallop and Richard Court -Geoff Gallop won the toss and led the debate. Up until then (Dr Gallop) had been saying the main three issues for the government had been the usual
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Labor must stop letting unionists run the show - The Australian
Google News - over 5 years
They were followed by Paul Keating, Bob Carr, Mike Rann, Steve Bracks, Peter Beattie, Jim Bacon, Clare Martin, Jon Stanhope and Geoff Gallop, who continued the tradition of balancing industrial democracy with social, economic and environmental reform
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PM impressed with Esperance potential - Stock and Land
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On February 26, 2002, Premier Dr Geoff Gallop officially opened a new $54 million upgrade of the Port which included a third land-backed berth being constructed, the Port basin being deepened to 14.5 metres and the shipping channel to the new berth
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Premier deserves to leave the job on his own terms - The Australian (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Rann stuck to his guns with Geoff Gallop and me. Indeed I still believe if our model empowering Australians instead of politicians to choose the president had been put in the referendum, it would have had a better chance of success
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Danger in toxic discourse - The Australian
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As former West Australian premier Geoff Gallop has observed, a new adversarialism -- characterised by aggressive disagreement -- defines our politics. The result has been a crude simplification and trivialisation of political discourse
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Socialist agenda fuels hot air on carbon - The West Australian (blog)
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Julia Gillard and Geoff Gallop are products of the Australian Fabian Society, the Prime Minister notably making an address to the NSW chapter in 2006 devoted to a socialist critique of John Howard's political success. Both Ms Gillard and the former WA
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MPs sent to class to clean up behaviour - Sydney Morning Herald
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Geoff Gallop, from the Graduate School of Government at the University of Sydney, said it was a good idea to constantly remind public officials of the standards of behaviour expected of them. "It never hurts to remind MPs that they have an obligation,
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WA govt scraps central services agency - Ninemsn
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Mr Barnett said the responsibility for the failed enterprise lay with the former Geoff Gallop government. He said the original business case was fundamentally flawed and the proposed cost-saving benefits overly optimistic
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Richard Branson Goes for the Green - brandchannel.com
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... is scheduled to feature including GE's Commercial Director for Australia and New Zealand and head of the GE ecomagination initiative Ben Waters, former Premier of Western Australia Geoff Gallop and Charlie Finnie, Managing Partner Greener Capital
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Sir Richard Branson to Open the Creating Climate Wealth Summit in Sydney Next Week - Business 2 Community
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You'll be there with GE's Commercial Director for Australia and New Zealand and head of the GE ecomagination initiative Ben Waters, former Premier of Western Australia Geoff Gallop and Charlie Finnie, Managing Partner Greener Capital
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No room in federal politics for ex-premiers - The Australian
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According to one-time West Australian premier Geoff Gallop, it's "a structural problem in our political system" that was recognised by Bill Clinton during a visit here a decade ago. "Australia does not have a fluid system to move state leaders into
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Guidelines for an aspiring premier - ABC Online
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Geoff Gallop suggests that in addition to delivering these frontline services, public servants fulfil three other essential functions: (1) law making, rule making and policy development; (2) tax collection and the management of government finance;
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Fight mental health stigma, Maloney tells MPs - Sydney Morning Herald
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''Alternatively, you have an opportunity to join me, Andrew Robb, John Brogden and Geoff Gallop - and many others - in a campaign against the injustice of intolerance of those who suffer a mental illness.'' The television identity Jessica Rowe and her
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How do we create a fairer society? - Sydney Morning Herald
Google News - over 5 years
When such insights about choice and personal responsibility are united with a commitment to our rights as citizens in a democratic society, we have a powerful package capable of producing a fairer society. Geoff Gallop was a member of the National
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Let's encourage openness on mental health - ABC Online
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Public figures like Andrew Robb, Geoff Gallop and John Brogden have generously shared their experiences to help fellow sufferers feel less isolated and seek help if they haven't already done so. But in doing so they've exposed themselves to whatever
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The Minister's Speech - Australian Ageing Agenda
Google News - almost 6 years
... experience with mental illness, not only with depression but other types of mental illness; John Brogden and his attempt at suicide, Geoff Gallop's fight with depression, and Jessica Rowe"s experience with post natal depression to name just a few
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Australia Awards enhance Australia's world class education reputation - ISRIA (registration)
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... 5000 students will study in Australia in any given year, with approximately 1000 of those in Queensland. Mr Rudd also took the opportunity to announce the membership of the Australia Awards Board, which will be chaired by Professor Geoff Gallop AC
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Stanhope's future points to the ACT's standing - The Canberra Times
Google News - almost 6 years
Geoff Gallop, former West Australian premier, has returned to academic life as Dean of the School of Government at Sydney University. Steve Bracks, former Victorian premier, has conducted a review of the car industry for the Federal Government and a
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Geoff Gallop
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2012
    Age 60
    Gallop was elected chairman of the Australian Republican Movement in November 2012, replacing Maj.-Gen. Michael Keating.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2010
    Age 58
    In 2010, Gallop accepted the role as Chairman of the research committee of The newDemocracy Foundation, a research group, focused on better models of government.
    More Details Hide Details Gallop is a patron of the Jhana Grove Meditation Centre and the Buddhist Society of Western Australia, where he received help for depression.
    In 2010, he joined the Advisory Board of the Hawke Research Institute at the University of South Australia and from 2011 has been the Chair of the New Democracy Foundation's Research Committee.
    More Details Hide Details He also sits on the Dean's Advisory Group at the University of Sydney Medical School. In 2011 he was appointed by Australia's Foreign Minister to chair the Australia Awards Board and in the same year was appointed a member of the Commonwealth's International Education Advisory Council. Since 2010 he has been writing a weekly column for Fairfax Media's online paper WA Today and from 2006 to 2007 was a columnist for the Australian newspaper's Higher Education Supplement.
  • 2007
    Age 55
    From 2007 to 2011 Professor Gallop was Deputy Chair of the Council of Australian Government (COAG) Reform Council and in 2008 he was appointed to the National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission which reported to the Commonwealth Government in June 2009.
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    From 2007 to 2009 he was a community member of the NSW Health Department's great Metropolitan Clinical Task force.
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  • 2006
    Age 54
    He became a professor and director of Sydney University's Graduate School of Government in 2006.
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    Alan Carpenter was elected unopposed and was sworn in on 25 January 2006.
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    On 16 January 2006 Gallop announced he was resigning as premier and retiring from politics to aid his recovery from depression.
    More Details Hide Details He addressed a news conference stating that "in the interests of my health and my family I have decided to rethink my career". Deputy Premier and Treasurer Eric Ripper took over from Gallop as Acting Premier, pending a leadership vote at the State Labor Caucus.
  • 2005
    Age 53
    Gallop became Premier and Minister for Public Sector Management, Federal Affairs, Science, Citizenship and Multicultural Interests. Gallop went on to win a second term at the 26 February 2005 state election.
    More Details Hide Details As premier, Dr Gallop oversaw a range of political and social reforms (electoral reform, gay and lesbian equality and a state Administrative Tribunal), changed the State's industrial and labour laws, brought a spirit of reconciliation to the resolution of native Title and developed partnership models for the State's indigenous communities, changed the law to require all 16- and 17-year-olds to be in education or training, was the first Premier to commit his government to a major desalination plant, stopped the logging of all of the State's Old Growth Forests, creating a record number of new national parks, restructured the State's electricity and racing industries, and started construction of the Perth to Mandurah Railway and the associated City Rail Tunnel. As Minister for Science he established the Science Council, committed significant funding to Research and Development in the State, and established the Premier's Research Fellowship Program to attract leading researchers from overseas and interstate.
    Having successfully contested the 2005 election, Gallop resigned as Premier, Labor leader and from parliament in early 2006 to aid his recovery from depression, and was replaced by Alan Carpenter.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2001
    Age 49
    At the February 2001 state election, Gallop led the Labor Party to victory, taking 13 seats from the Liberals on a seven-percent swing—the largest swing against a sitting government in the state since 1911.
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  • 1998
    Age 46
    Gallop is a strong supporter of the movement for an Australian republic, and took a leading role in the push for a directly-elected president during the 1998 Constitutional Convention in Canberra.
    More Details Hide Details He is pro-choice on the issue of abortion. Professor Gallop has published three books – one on the English radical Thomas Spence "Pig's Meat – Selected Writings of Thomas Spence", edited with an introductory essay (Spokesman Books Nottingham, 1982), one on Western Australian politics and society "A State of Reform: Essays for a Better Future" (Helm Wood Publishers, Wembley, 1998) and "Politics, Society, Self: Occasional Writing" (UWA Press, Crawley, 2012)
  • 1996
    Age 44
    In October 1996, Jim McGinty resigned as Leader of the Opposition and named Gallop his successor, a role he assumed without a caucus vote.
    More Details Hide Details Soon afterwards, he led Labor into an election held in December. He was heavily defeated by the Liberal Party government of Richard Court, taking only 35.8 percent of the primary vote—its lowest total since 1901.
  • 1993
    Age 41
    The Lawrence government was defeated at the 1993 state elections, and Gallop was elected Deputy Leader of the State Parliamentary Labor Party.
    More Details Hide Details In Opposition, his Shadow Ministerial responsibilities included Treasury, Resources and Energy, Parliamentary and Electoral Reform, Public Sector Management, Accountability, Sport and Recreation, Aboriginal Affairs, Health, Federal Affairs, Treasury and the South West.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1990
    Age 38
    From 1990 to 1993, during the Lawrence Labor Government, Gallop held portfolios including Education, Parliamentary and Electoral Reform, Fuel and Energy, Micro-Economic Reform, and Minister assisting the Treasurer.
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  • 1986
    Age 34
    Gallop was elected to the Western Australian Legislative Assembly for the seat of Victoria Park in 1986.
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  • 1983
    Age 31
    Before entering state politics, Gallop worked as a tutor and lecturer at both Murdoch University and The University of Western Australia, and was a City Councillor at Fremantle from 1983 to 1986.
    More Details Hide Details Gallop's family was among the first pioneer settlers to the new Swan River Colony now known as Perth in Western Australia. His great-great-grandfather, James Gallop arrived in the Swan River Colony in 1829 the year of the colony's founding. At the age of 18 James, along with two brothers – 20-year-old Richard and 15-year-old Edward – left a Thakeham, West Sussex workhouse. The Gallop brothers left the small village of Thakeham in West Sussex along with several other families from Thakeham and the nearby villages of Sullington and Storrington. Several of these migrants later inter-married: James’ son also named James married Emma Woods daughter of George Woods who also came out from Thakeham with his brother John and nephew Jesse Woods. Edward Gallop later drowned but James and Richard became pioneering market gardeners and vignerons. Two homes, Gallop House and Dalkeith House, are heritage-listed legacies of the family's prominence. The brothers were part of a clearing-out of the parishes in the aftermath of the Napoleonic wars. As Greenfield wrote “The 1820s were very difficult years for agricultural workers and great poverty prevailed, owing partly to the demobilization of soldiers following the end of the Napoleonic Wars, and partly to the high cost of bread due to the Corn Laws. Sullington seems to have been particularly hard hit.... Emigration was encouraged throughout West Sussex to relieve the parishes of the burden of excessive poor relief. “ The Gallop brothers were among those who chose Australia instead of America: “West Australia was still very much in the pioneering stage.
    Gallop subsequently received a doctorate of philosophy (DPhil) from Oxford in 1983.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1980
    Age 28
    Blair is also the godfather of Gallop's son Tom, and Gallop was a groomsman at Blair's 1980 wedding.
    More Details Hide Details He is also a long-time friend of former federal Labor Leader Kim Beazley.
  • 1972
    Age 20
    After studying economics at The University of Western Australia (UWA), he was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship in 1972, and as an undergraduate studying Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at St John's College, Oxford met and became close friends with Tony Blair.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1971
    Age 19
    Gallop was born in Geraldton and joined the Australian Labor Party in 1971.
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    Born in Geraldton, Western Australia, Gallop studied at the University of Western Australia, and later progressed to St John's College at the University of Oxford after winning a Rhodes Scholarship. Having joined the Australian Labor Party in 1971, he served as a councillor for the City of Fremantle between 1983 and 1986, and was elected to the seat of Victoria Park in the Western Australian Legislative Assembly at the 1986 state election.
    More Details Hide Details Having held several portfolios in the preceding Lawrence Ministry (including Minister for Education), Gallop replaced Jim McGinty as Leader of the Opposition in 1996 following McGinty's resignation. At the 1996 election, Labor was heavily defeated by the incumbent Liberal Party led by Richard Court, but he remained as the party's leader, and at the 2001 election Labor was elected to government, with Gallop becoming premier.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1951
    Born
    Born on September 27, 1951.
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