Andrew Refshauge

Andrew John Refshauge (born 16 January 1949[1]) is a former Australian politician who was Deputy Premier of New South Wales from 1995 to 2005, a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly between 1983 and 2005, and a senior minister in the Carr ministry.


Andrew Refshauge
13th Deputy Premier of New South Wales
In office
4 April 1995 – 3 August 2005
PremierBob Carr
Preceded byIan Armstrong
Succeeded byJohn Watkins
Member of the New South Wales Parliament
for Marrickville
In office
22 October 1983 – 10 August 2005
Preceded byTom Cahill
Succeeded byCarmel Tebbutt
Minister for Health
In office
4 April 1995 – 8 April 1999
PremierBob Carr
Preceded byRon Phillips
Succeeded byCraig Knowles
Minister for Aboriginal Affairs
In office
4 April 1995 – 3 August 2005
PremierBob Carr
Preceded byJim Longley
Succeeded byMilton Orkopoulos
Minister for Education and Training
In office
2 April 2003 – 21 January 2005
PremierBob Carr
Preceded byJohn Watkins
Succeeded byCarmel Tebbutt
Treasurer of New South Wales
In office
21 January 2005 – 3 August 2005
PremierBob Carr
Preceded byMichael Egan
Succeeded byMorris Iemma
Personal details
Born16 January 1949 (age 70)
Melbourne, Victoria
Political partyLabor Party
RelationsSir William Refshauge (father)
ParentsWilliam Refshauge
and Helen Allwright
Alma materUniversity of Sydney
ProfessionPhysician
WebsiteNSW Parliament biography

Background and early career

Refshauge was born in Melbourne, the son of Major General Sir William Refshauge AC CBE ED who later became Honorary Physician to Queen Elizabeth II and Director-General of the Commonwealth Department of Health.[2] He has three brothers and one sister. One brother, Richard Refshauge,[3] is a Judge of the ACT Supreme Court. His sister, Kathryn Refshauge, is the Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Sydney.

Educated at Scotch College, Melbourne, Refshauge studied medicine at the University of Sydney, and after graduating, worked in NSW hospitals and later at the Aboriginal Medical Service in Redfern. He helped establish Aboriginal Medical Services in Wilcannia and Kempsey.

Political career

Angered by the dismissal of the Whitlam Government, Refshauge joined the Australian Labor Party. In 1983 he was elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly as the member for Marrickville on the same day that Bob Carr was elected the member for Maroubra in by-elections. He served in a variety of portfolios, as well as rising to be the leader of the left faction of the party, Deputy Leader of the Opposition in 1988, and Deputy Premier in 1995 following the election of the Carr government.[4]

Refshauge was the Legislative Assembly representative on the Senate of the University of Sydney between 1987 and 1988 and was the Deputy Leader of the Opposition between 11 April 1988 and 4 April 1995. Prior to entering politics he was a member of the Aboriginal Affairs Policy Committee (1981–1986). Refshauge was a delegate to Labor's State Conference (1984–2005); an executive committee member of the H.V. Evatt Memorial Foundation; a board member of the Mandela Foundation; and a Fellow of the Senate of the University of Sydney (1983–1986).[1]

During his term in parliament, Refshauge served as minister between 1995 and 2005 in portfolios covering Health, Aboriginal Affairs, Urban Affairs and Planning, Housing, Education and Training, State Development and as Treasurer.

Refshauge announced his resignation from Parliament, as Deputy Premier and from the ministry in August 2005, a few days after Bob Carr announced his retirement as Premier and from Parliament. Refshauge originally had planned to retire at the 2007 election but was prompted to go earlier with Carr's retirement and a request by the replacement premier, Morris Iemma that Refshauge stand aside to allow for a new Deputy Premier so that there could be a new leadership team.[5]

Bob and I got in [to Parliament] on the same day. Maybe our replacement should come in on the same day too. I've decided that the time is right to move on to other things. But the time is right, I have decided it's right to leave.

— Andrew Refshauge, announcing his retirement from politics, 2 August 2005.[4]

Career after politics

Refshauge presently holds a number of senior community leadership roles, including the Chairman of CareFlight (NSW), since December 2007;[6] a director of Family Care Medical Services, since 2007; a director of the Aged Care Standards Accreditation Agency, since 2008 and Chair since 1 July 2012;[7] and the Chair of the Investment Committee of the Aboriginal Land Council of New South Wales, since 2008.

He has previously served in a range of other community roles, including the Chair of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare; a director of the Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, later to become Neuroscience Research Australia; a member of the Foundation for Research and Treatment of Alcoholism and Drug Dependence; and a director of the Family Care Medical Services.[8]

References

  1. ^ a b "The Hon. Dr Andrew John REFSHAUGE (1949 - )". Former Members Index A-Z. Parliament of New South Wales. Archived from the original on 18 March 2014. Retrieved 18 March 2014.
  2. ^ Farquharson, John. "Refshauge, Sir William Dudley (1913–2009)". Obituaries Australia. National Centre of Biography, Australian National University. Retrieved 18 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Refshauge: William Richard: National Medal". It's an Honour. Commonwealth of Australia. 16 October 2007. Retrieved 18 March 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Refshauge resigns from NSW politics". The Sydney Morning Herald. 2 August 2005. Retrieved 19 March 2014.
  5. ^ Nolan, Tanya (2 August 2005). "Andrew Refshauge quits NSW politics". PM. Australia: ABC Radio. Retrieved 19 March 2014.
  6. ^ "The Board". careflight.org. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  7. ^ Butler, Mark; Minister for Mental Health and Ageing (7 June 2012). "Dr Andrew Refshauge appointed new chair of Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency". Aged Care Crisis (Press release). Retrieved 19 March 2014.
  8. ^ "Board of Directors". Aged Care Standards Accreditation Agency. Archived from the original on 14 April 2014. Retrieved 19 March 2014.

Further reading

Parliament of New South Wales
Preceded by
Tom Cahill
Member for Marrickville
1983 – 2005
Succeeded by
Carmel Tebbutt
Political offices
Preceded by
Ian Armstrong
Deputy Premier of New South Wales
1995 – 2005
Succeeded by
John Watkins
Preceded by
Ron Phillips
Minister for Health
1995 – 1999
Succeeded by
Craig Knowles
Preceded by
Jim Longley
Minister for Aboriginal Affairs
1995 – 2005
Succeeded by
Milton Orkopoulos
Preceded by
Craig Knowles
Minister for Urban Affairs and Planning
1999 – 2001
Succeeded by
Craig Knowles
Minister for Planning
2001 – 2003
Preceded by
Craig Knowles
Minister for Housing
1999 – 2003
Succeeded by
Carl Scully
Preceded by
John Watkins
Minister for Education and Training
2003 – 2005
Succeeded by
Carmel Tebbutt
Preceded by
Michael Egan
Minister for State Development
2005
Succeeded by
John Watkins
Preceded by
Michael Egan
Treasurer of New South Wales
2005
Succeeded by
Morris Iemma
2005 Marrickville state by-election

A by-election was held in the State Electoral District of Marrickville in New South Wales, Australia on 17 September 2005.

The by-election was prompted by the resignation of the sitting member Deputy Premier Andrew Refshauge (Labor Party) on 10 August 2005, in the wake of the resignation of Premier Bob Carr.

The main contenders were the ALP's Carmel Tebbutt, who had been a member of the Legislative Council since 1998 and is the wife of Anthony Albanese, the member for the local federal electorate of Grayndler, and Greens candidate Sam Byrne, who at that time was the deputy mayor of Marrickville. The Liberal Party did not stand a candidate.

Nominations for the by-election closed on September 2, 2005.

CareFlight

CareFlight is an aeromedical for purpose organisation established in May 1986 by a group of Australian doctors. CareFlight uses a variety of aircraft including aeromedical helicopters, jets and aeroplanes to bring injured and ill patients within Australia and overseas to emergency hospital care.

Carmel Tebbutt

Carmel Mary Tebbutt (born 22 January 1964) is an Australian former politician. She was the Labor Party Member for the former seat of Marrickville in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly until the 2015 election and was Deputy Premier of New South Wales from 2008 to 2011. She was also Minister for Health in the Keneally Government. She is the first woman to hold the position of Deputy Premier of New South Wales.

Carr ministry (1995–97)

The Carr ministry (1995–97) or First Carr ministry was the 85th ministry of the New South Wales Government, and was led by the 39th Premier of New South Wales, the Honourable Bob Carr, , representing the Labor Party.

The ministry covers the period from 4 April 1995, when Carr led Labor to victory at the 1995 state election, until 1 December 1997.

Carr ministry (1997–99)

The Carr ministry (1997–99) or Second Carr ministry was the 86th ministry of the New South Wales Government, and was led by the 39th Premier of New South Wales, the Honourable Bob Carr, , representing the Labor Party.

The ministry covered the period from 1 December 1997 until 8 April 1999, when Carr led Labor to victory at the 1999 state election.

Carr ministry (1999–2003)

The Carr ministry (1999–2003) or Third Carr ministry was the 87th ministry of the New South Wales Government, and was led by the 39th Premier of New South Wales, the Honourable Bob Carr, , representing the Labor Party.

The ministry covered the period from 8 April 1999, when Carr led Labor to victory at the 1999 state election, until 3 April 2003, when Carr's Labor government was re-elected at the 2003 state election.

Carr ministry (2003–05)

The Carr ministry (2003–05) or Fourth Carr ministry was the 88th ministry of the New South Wales Government, and was led by the 39th Premier of New South Wales, the Honourable Bob Carr, , representing the Labor Party.

The ministry covered the period from 3 April 2003, when Carr led Labor to victory at the 2003 state election, until 3 August 2005, when Carr resigned as Leader of the Labor Party in New South Wales and hence, as Premier. Carr was succeeded by Morris Iemma.

Craig Knowles

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Deputy Premier of New South Wales

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The current Deputy Premier is the National Party's John Barilaro, who was sworn in on 15 November 2016.

Electoral district of Marrickville

Marrickville was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. It was an urban electorate in Sydney's inner west, centred on the suburb of Marrickville from which it took its name. At the time of its abolition it also included the suburbs of Camperdown, Darlington, Enmore, Lewisham, Newtown, Petersham, Stanmore and parts of Dulwich Hill and Erskineville as well as the University of Sydney.

The Marrickville electoral district was abolished prior to the 2015 state election, split between two new districts: Newtown and Summer Hill.

Electoral results for the district of Marrickville

This is a list of electoral results for the Electoral district of Marrickville in New South Wales state elections. The district had two incarnations, the first from 1894 to 1920, the second from 1927 to the present.

Ian Armstrong (politician)

Ian Morton Armstrong, (born 17 July 1937) is a former Deputy Premier of New South Wales.

Iemma ministry (2005–07)

The Iemma ministry (2005–07) or First Iemma ministry is the 89th ministry of the Government of New South Wales, and was led by the 40th Premier Morris Iemma. It was the first of two occasions when Iemma was Premier.

The 1st Iemma Labor ministry was formed following the shock retirement of Bob Carr as Premier after Carr had the longest continuous service as Premier, from 1995 until 2005. Iemma succeeded Carr after a bitter inter-factional battle against Carl Scully who withdrew from the caucus contest after Iemma received backing from Labor's head office and powerbrokers in the dominant NSW Right of the Labor Party.This ministry covers the period from 3 August 2005 until 2 April 2007, when the outcome of the 2007 state election was determined and Iemma re-elected for a second term.

John Watkins (Australian politician)

John Arthur Watkins (born 7 December 1955) is a former Deputy Premier of New South Wales, serving between 2005 until his resignation from Parliament in 2008. Watkins has been the Chief Executive Officer of Alzheimer's Australia (NSW) since 2008; the Chairman of Calvary healthcare since 2011; and the eighth Chancellor of the University of New England, serving between 2013 and 2014.Watkins was an elected member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly representing the electorates of Gladesville (between 1995 and 1999) and then Ryde (between 1999 and 2008) for the Labor Party. During his parliamentary career, Watkins served in a range of ministerial portfolios including Fair Trading, Sport and Recreation, Police and Corrective Services, Transport, Finance, State Development, and Education and Training. Often touted as a possible Labor premier, Watkins was from the minority Labor Left faction.

Members of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly, 1981–1984

This is a list of members of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly from 1981 to 1984, as elected at the 1981 state election.

1 Lismore MLA Bruce Duncan was elected as a representative of the National Party, but resigned from the party during this term. He served out the remainder of his term as an independent.

2 Drummoyne Labor MLA Michael Maher resigned on 26 January 1982. Labor candidate John Murray won the resulting by-election on 17 April.

3 Marrickville Labor MLA Tom Cahill died on 23 June 1983. Labor candidate Andrew Refshauge won the resulting by-election on 22 October.

4 Riverstone Labor MLA Tony Johnson resigned on 20 July 1983. Labor candidate Richard Amery won the resulting by-election on 22 October.

5 Kogarah Labor MLA Bill Crabtree resigned on 23 July 1983. Labor candidate Brian Langton won the resulting by-election on 22 October.

6 Maroubra Labor MLA Bill Haigh resigned on 9 August 1983. Labor candidate Bob Carr won the resulting by-election on 22 October.

Members of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly, 2003–2007

This is a list of members of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly from 2003 to 2007, as elected at the 2003 state election:

1 The incumbent Labor member for Londonderry, Jim Anderson, died on 22 March 2003, the day of the 2003 election. As he had been attempting to recontest his seat, there was no polling in the seat on election day. The resulting supplementary election was won by Labor candidate Allan Shearan on 31 May.

2 Dubbo independent MLA Tony McGrane died of liver cancer on 15 September 2004. Independent candidate Dawn Fardell won the resulting by-election on 20 November.

3 Maroubra Labor MLA and outgoing Premier Bob Carr resigned on 3 August 2005. Labor candidate Michael Daley won the resulting by-election on 17 September.

4 Marrickville Labor MLA and outgoing Deputy Premier Andrew Refshauge resigned on 10 August 2005. Labor candidate Carmel Tebbutt, the incumbent Minister for Education, won the resulting by-election on 17 September, successfully switching from the Legislative Council to the Legislative Assembly.

5 Macquarie Fields Labor MLA Craig Knowles resigned on 10 August 2005. Labor candidate Steven Chaytor won the resulting by-election on 17 September.

6 Pittwater Liberal MLA and outgoing Opposition Leader John Brogden resigned on 28 September 2005. Independent candidate Alex McTaggart won the resulting by-election on 26 November.

7 Hawkesbury MLA Steven Pringle resigned from the Liberal Party on 17 October 2006 after losing preselection to recontest his seat. He served out the remainder of his term as an independent.

8 Swansea MLA Milton Orkopoulos was expelled from the Labor Party on 8 November 2006 after being charged with child sex offences. He subsequently resigned from parliament on 13 November under threat of expulsion, but no by-election was held due to the proximity of the 2007 election.

9 Macquarie Fields MLA Steven Chaytor was expelled from the Labor Party on 19 January 2007 after being found guilty of domestic violence. He served out his term as an independent.

10 Newcastle MLA Bryce Gaudry resigned from the Labor Party on 29 January 2007 after losing preselection to recontest his seat. He served out the remainder of his term as an independent.

Michael Egan (Australian politician)

Michael Rueben Egan (born 21 February 1948), a former union official and former Australian politician, served as Treasurer of New South Wales between 1995 and 2005. Egan is currently the Chancellor of Macquarie University and sits on a number of government and non-government advisory boards.

Refshauge

Refshauge is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

Andrew Refshauge (born 1949), politician

Joan Refshauge (1906–1979), doctor

William Refshauge (1913–2009), soldier and public administrator

Tom Cahill (Australian politician)

Thomas Cahill (12 February 1924 – 23 June 1983) was an Australian politician, affiliated with the Labor Party and elected as a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly.

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