Terry Metherell
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Terry Metherell

Australian Politician
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Born Jan 9, 1947

Terry Alan Metherell is a former Australian politician who represented the Electoral district of Davidson in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly from 1981 to 1992. When the Liberal Party won the 1988 election, Premier Nick Greiner appointed him Minister for Education and Youth Affairs, a portfolio he held until 1990. In October 1991, he resigned from the Liberal party and remained until his resignation from Parliament to take up the offer of a public service job.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1947 Birth Metherell was born in England in 1947 and migrated to Australia when he was eight years old. … Read More

TWENTIES

1973 26 Years Old Between 1973 and 1975 he was a tutor and part-time lecturer in Town Planning and Government at the University of Sydney.
1975 28 Years Old Joining the Liberal Party of Australia in 1975, Metherell joined the Burwood Branch and was appointed research assistant and later private secretary to the Member for Wentworth and Attorney General of Australia, Robert Ellicott QC from 1975 until 1977.

THIRTIES

1979 32 Years Old 1 More Event
Metherell was then made private secretary to the Minister for Education, Senator John Carrick, and then from 1979 to 1981 in his role as Minister for National Development and Energy.
1980 33 Years Old In November 1980 Metherell was pre-selected as the Liberal member for the North Sydney seat of Davidson and was elected to the Legislative Assembly of New South Wales at the 1981 election.
1981 34 Years Old Upon his election, Metherell was appointed by the leader, John Dowd, as the Shadow Minister for Transport and Roads from 29 October 1981 to 15 May 1986, when he was appointed as the Shadow Minister for Education and Youth Affairs under the new leader, Nick Greiner.

FORTIES

1988 41 Years Old 1 More Event
…  When the Liberal Party won the 1988 election, Premier Nick Greiner appointed him Minister for Education and Youth Affairs, a portfolio he held until 1990.
1990 43 Years Old 1 More Event
On the significance of this law, Metherell said in early 1990: "Chifley in his time was thought of as somewhat of an ogre, but now when we look back on Ben Chifley we reflect upon his statesmanship. … Read More
However there was speculation that he would be re-appointed to the ministry when the Greiner government was re-elected in 1991.
1992 45 Years Old Metherell introduced in February 1992 the "Wilderness (Declaration of New Areas) Bill 1992", which sought to declare new sections of land for protection as wilderness under existing legislation. … Read More

FIFTIES

1999 52 Years Old Following his departure from politics, Metherell became a Director of Life Education Australia, which provides drug education programs to students throughout Australia, a position he held until 1999. … Read More
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