Allan Rodda

William Allan Rodda (1917 - 27 May 2010) was an Australian politician who represented the South Australian House of Assembly seat of Victoria for the Liberal and Country League and Liberal Party from 1965 to 1985.[1][2]

Rodda was born in Tumby Bay. He served as a bomber pilot with the Royal Australian Air Force during World War II. Upon his return, he took a position administering the soldier settlement scheme at Penola, and later became a sheep farmer at Naracoorte. He was elected to the House of Assembly at the 1965 election, and promoted to Cabinet in the last months of the Hall ministry in 1970. He again served in Cabinet when his party regained power in 1979 under David Tonkin, most notably as Chief Secretary, which included responsibilities for police and prisons. His ministerial term saw him deal with a number of controversial issues, including introduction of random breath testing for South Australian drivers, changes to the operation of prisons in the state, and public concern around police corruption. He resigned from the ministry in 1982 and retired from parliament in 1985.[2]

References

  1. ^ Allan Rodda: SA Parliament
  2. ^ a b "Tuesday 22 June 2010". Hansard. Parliament of South Australia. Retrieved 11 October 2015.
Political offices
Preceded by
John Coumbe
Minister for Works
1970
Succeeded by
Des Corcoran
Preceded by
John Coumbe
Minister for Marine
1970
Succeeded by
Des Corcoran
Preceded by
Don Simmons
Chief Secretary
1979–1982
Succeeded by
John Olsen
Preceded by
Brian Chatterton
Minister for Fisheries
1979–1982
Succeeded by
John Olsen
Preceded by
Geoff Virgo
Minister for Marine
1979–1982
Succeeded by
Michael Wilson
Parliament of South Australia
Preceded by
Leslie Harding
Member for Victoria
1965–1985
Succeeded by
Dale Baker
1973 South Australian state election

State elections were held in South Australia on 10 March 1973. All 47 seats in the South Australian House of Assembly were up for election. The incumbent Australian Labor Party led by Premier of South Australia Don Dunstan won a second term in government, defeating the Liberal and Country League led by Leader of the Opposition Bruce Eastick.

1977 South Australian state election

State elections were held in South Australia on 17 September 1977. All 47 seats in the South Australian House of Assembly were up for election. The incumbent Australian Labor Party led by Premier of South Australia Don Dunstan won a fourth term in government, defeating the Liberal Party of Australia led by Leader of the Opposition David Tonkin.

Candidates of the 1977 South Australian state election

This article provides information on candidates who stood for the 1977 South Australian state election, held on 17 September 1977.

The Liberal Movement had dissolved since the previous election, with some of its members rejoining the Liberal Party and others forming part of the new Australian Democrats. For the two sitting LM members, their seats are listed as held by the LM.

Candidates of the 1979 South Australian state election

This article provides information on candidates who stood for the 1979 South Australian state election, held on 15 September 1979.

Chief Secretary of South Australia

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Don Simmons (politician)

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Electoral results for the district of MacKillop

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John Coumbe

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Leslie Harding

Leslie Charles Harding (3 August 1895 – 15 March 1979) was an Australian politician who represented the South Australian House of Assembly seat of Victoria from 1956 to 1965 for the Liberal and Country League.

Members of the South Australian House of Assembly, 1968–1970

This is a list of members of the South Australian House of Assembly from 1968 to 1970, as elected at the 1968 state election:

1 The narrow re-election of the Labor member for Millicent, Des Corcoran, was overturned by the Court of Disputed Returns on 28 May 1968. Corcoran won the resulting by-election on 22 June 1968.

Members of the South Australian House of Assembly, 1970–1973

This is a list of members of the South Australian House of Assembly from 1970 to 1973, as elected at the 1970 state election:

1 The Labor member for Adelaide, Sam Lawn, died on 25 May 1971. Labor candidate Jack Wright won the resulting by-election on 3 July 1971.

Members of the South Australian House of Assembly, 1973–1975

This is a list of members of the South Australian House of Assembly from 1973 to 1975, as elected at the 1973 state election:

1 The LCL members for Goyder and Mitcham, Steele Hall and Robin Millhouse, resigned from the party in March 1973 and formed the Liberal Movement.

2 The Labor member for Semaphore, Reg Hurst, died on 31 March 1973. Labor candidate Jack Olson won the resulting by-election on 2 June 1973.

3 The Liberal Movement member for Goyder, Steele Hall, resigned on 11 April 1974 in order to run for the Australian Senate at the 1974 federal election. Liberal Movement candidate David Boundy won the resulting by-election on 8 June 1974.

Members of the South Australian House of Assembly, 1975–1977

This is a list of members of the South Australian House of Assembly from 1975 to 1977, as elected at the 1975 state election:

1 The Country Party renamed itself to the National Country Party during the course of this term..

2 The Liberal Movement voted to rejoin the Liberal Party in May 1976, with one of its two MHAs, David Boundy, following suit. The second MHA, Robin Millhouse, who had fiercely opposed the merger, immediately founded a new party, the New LM, and served as its sole representative in the House of Assembly.

Members of the South Australian House of Assembly, 1977–1979

This is a list of members of the South Australian House of Assembly from 1977 to 1979, as elected at the 1977 state election:

1 The Labor member for Norwood and outgoing Premier of South Australia, Don Dunstan, resigned due to ill health on 15 February 1979. Labor candidate Greg Crafter won the resulting by-election on 10 March 1979.

Members of the South Australian House of Assembly, 1979–1982

This is a list of members of the South Australian House of Assembly from 1979 to 1982, as elected at the 1979 state election:

1 The election of the Liberal member for Norwood, Frank Webster was overturned by the Court of Disputed Returns on 22 January 1980. Labor candidate and former member Greg Crafter won the resulting by-election on 16 February 1980.

2 The Democrat member for Mitcham, Robin Millhouse, resigned on 7 April 1982 on his appointment to the Supreme Court of South Australia. Democrat candidate Heather Southcott won the resulting by-election on 8 May 1982.

3 The Labor member for Florey, Harold O'Neill, resigned on 11 August 1982. Labor candidate Bob Gregory won the resulting by-election on 4 September 1982.

Members of the South Australian House of Assembly, 1982–1985

This is a list of members of the South Australian House of Assembly from 1982 to 1985, as elected at the 1982 state election:

1 The Liberal member for Bragg, David Tonkin, resigned on 10 April 1983. Liberal candidate Graham Ingerson won the resulting by-election on 14 May 1983.

2 The Labor member for Elizabeth, Peter Duncan, resigned on 25 October 1984 in order to contest the federal seat of Makin at the 1984 election. Independent candidate Martyn Evans won the resulting by-election on 1 December 1984.

3 The National Country Party changed its name to the National Party during the course of this term.

Naracoorte, South Australia

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South Australian House of Assembly

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