Oral histories on the topic 'public service board'
Daryl Smeaton was born in Victoria in 1949. In 1971 he was Departmental Liaison Officer to the Attorney-General and from 1973 to 1975 he provided Ministerial Services to the Special Minister of State. Between 1987 and 1994 he worked as Senior Private Secretary to two Ministers for Justice, Michae...
Topics: Administrative Services, Adrian Wild, Amanda Vanstone, ASIO, Attorney-General’s Department, Audrey Fagan, Australasian Police Ministers Council, Australian Council of Youth Political Leaders, Australian Federal Police, Australian Rules football, Ballarat, Barrie Unsworth, Bill Bowtell, Bill Coad, Bob Collins, Bob Hawke, Bob McMullan, Brian Harradine, Brian Howe, Briefings, Cabinet Room, Canberra, Canberra Rex, Carol Summerhayes, China, Clarrie Harders, Clyde Cameron, Coast Watch, Commissioner for Trade Practices, Commonwealth Law Enforcement Board, Consumer affairs, Department of Finance, Department of Justice, Dismissal (November 11, 1975), Don Chipp, Don Russell, Don Willesee, Doug McClelland, Duncan Kerr, East Block, Ellen Hawke, Family life, Fred Chaney, Freedom of Information, Gareth Evans, Gary Quinlan, Geoff Fary, Gerry Hand, Gough Whitlam, Gowrie Hostel, Graham Richardson, Greens, Guns, Hobart, Hoddle Street massacre, Interchange Program, Ivor Greenwood, Jaan, Joe Thwaites, Joh Bjelke-Petersen, John Bennett, John Button, John Howard, John Kerr, John Rowe, Keith Wright, Koula Alexiandes, Labor Party, Laurie Oakes, Lionel Bowen, Malcolm Fraser, Michael Bolton, Michael Lavarch, Michael Lee, Michael Tate, Michelle Grattan, Milton Cockburn, Neal Blewett, New Parliament House, Nick Bolkus, Noel Crichton-Browne, Parliamentary Liaison, Pat O’Connor, Paul Bongiorno, Paul Calvert, Paul Keating, Peter Cook, Peter McAulay, Peter Walsh, Port Arthur massacre, Press Gallery, Provisional Parliament House, Public Service Board, Question Time, Referendum Bills, Robert Cotton, Sandy Hollway, Sid Spindler, Simon Overland, Spain, Special Minister for State, Special Premiers’ Conference, Stanley Ho, Stuart Flats, Thailand, Treaties, University studies, USA, Wrest Point Casino, Young Christian Workers Movement
Steve Gavin, born in Brisbane in 1944, worked in the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet from 1970 to 1980 and was a Cabinet note-taker for three years from 1976 to 1978.
Topics: Administrative Services Department, Aircraft hijackings, Allan Rose, Anteroom, Arthur Tange, Australian Defence College, Australian Federal Police, Bicentenary, Bob Ellicott, Brassey House, Brisbane, Cabinet, Cabinet anteroom, Cabinet Handbook, Cabinet leaks, Cabinet meetings, Cabinet Room, Canberra, Capital Hill, Constitution and Legal Affairs, Crimes (Foreign Incursions and Recruitment) Act, Croatia, Defence Department, Defence Planning Division, Defence Signals Division, Diplomatic Service trainees, Doug Anthony, Federal Police Training College, Foreign Affairs Department, Fred Daly, Geoffrey Yeend, Gough Whitlam, H.C. ‘Nugget’ Coombs, Henry Bland, Hijackings, Hostels, Ian Sinclair, Intelligence and Security Branch, John Bunting, Joint Intelligence Organisation, Joint Services of Staff College, Lawley House, Legislation Committee, Lionel Murphy, Malcolm Fraser, National Capital Development Commission, National Party, New Parliament House, Note Takers, Office of National Assessments, Officials’ Gallery (Senate), Papua New Guinea, Parliamentary Liaison Officers, Peter Nixon, Phil Lynch, Policy and Projects, Primary Industry Department, Prime Minister & Cabinet Department, Public Service Board, Public Works Department, Queensland University, Redcliffe, Royal Commission on Intelligence and Security, Secret Intelligence Service, Special Minister of State, Taxation, Terrorism, Tony Powell, Torres Strait, Transport Department, Treasury, William McMahon, Yarralumla, Yugoslavia
Frank Jennings was Senior Private Secretary to Prime Minister Sir Robert Menzies from 1963 to 1966 and Prime Minister Harold Holt from 1966 to 1967. He was also Private Secretary to Ralph Hunt, Minister for Health and Minister for Transport from 1978 to 1983. He was born at Ballina, New South Wal...
Topics: Acton Guest House, Aid to Church Schools, Ainsley Gotto, Air Force One, Aircraft, Al Stafford, Alan Cumming-Thom, Allan Rose, Allen Brown, Anti-Discrimination Commission, Anzac Day, Arthur Calwell, ASIO, Athol Townley, Attendants, Australian Clerical Officers Association, Badgerys Creek, Ballina, Bede Hartcher, Bert Shepard, Bettina Gorton, Betty Greenwood, Betty Jennings, Bill Butler, Bill Harris, Bill Hayden, Bill Heseltine, Billy McMahon, Billy Snedden, Bingil Bay, Bob Drury, Bob Furlonger, Bob Hawke, Bob Jordan, Bob Lawrence, Bob Linford, Bob Willoughby, Brian Howe, Bushfires, Cabinet leaks, Cabinet Room, Cabinet submissions, Cadet patrol officer, Cambodia, Canberra, Canberra Club, Canberra Times, Canberra University College, Car accident, Caravelle Hotel, Carol Summerhayes, Charles Halton, Charlie Upton, Chigee, CHOGM, Chris North, Chris Warren, Code of dress, Colombo Plan, Commonwealth Employment Service, Commonwealth Gazette, Commonwealth Prime Ministers’ Conference, Connair Airways, Conscription, Cotter river, CRTS (Commonwealth Reconstruction Training Scheme), Darwin, David Barnett, David Ortega, Democracy, Department of Territories, Department of Transport, Dick Klugman, Don Chipp, Dorrigo, Doug Anthony, East Block, Economic Commission for Asia Economics Division, PM’s Department, Eddie Connellan, Education, Egypt, Election campaigns, Family, Far East Conference, Farming, Federal Executive Council, France, Frank Ball, Frankfurt, Gamal Nasser, Geoff Yeend, Government House, Governor General, Hansard, Harare, Harold Holt, Hastings Kamuzu Banda, Havelock House, Hawaii, Hazel Craig, Hotel Canberra, Hotel Windsor, Hugh Dash, Ian Fitchett, Industrial Chemistry, Interdepartmental Committee on GATT, Ivor Hele, Jack McEwen, Jack Pettifer, Jack Waterford, Jan Moore, Jane Macphillamy, Jim Hodges, Jim Killen, Jim Plimsoll, Jim Short, Jim Starkey, John Bunting, John Carrick, John Fitzgerald Kennedy assassination, John Gorton, John Hammond, John Kerin, John Overall, John Waller, John Wilton, Jon Menadue, Jonathan Gaul, Journalists, Julius Nyere, June Walters, Keith Sinclair, Kenneth Kaunda, Kevin Andrews Kings Hall, Kirribilli House, Korea, Laos, Lawley House, Lennox Hewitt, Les McSpiran, Loans Affair, Lobbyists, Lord De L’isle, Lucerne flats, Lyndon Baine Johnson, Malawi, Malcolm Fraser, Manuka, Margaret Guilfoyle, Marie Halford, Marie Helsford, Marriage, Martinis, Mary Newport, Media, Messengers, Mick Young, Milk run, Mim Hunt, Ministerial Staff Advisory Committee, Nancy Prasad, National Capital Development Authority, New, Parliament House, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigel Bowen, Nora Mills, Norfolk Island, O’Connor, Owen Brown, Owen Wilson, Papua New Guinea, Pat Delacy, Pat Wheatley, Patrick Waters, Pattie Menzies, Paul Davey, Paul Hasluck, Penny Wensley, Personal assistants, Peter Bailey, Peter Cullen, Peter Howson, Peter Kelly, Peter Lawler, Peter Morris, Peter Nixon, Peter Wilenski, Petro Georgiou, Petrov Affair, Politics, Port Macquarie, Portsea Postmaster General’s Department, Premiers’ conference, Press conferences, Prime Minister’s Department, Protests, Provisional Parliament House, Pru Goward, Public Service Board, Queanbeyan, RAAF (Royal Australian Air Force), Ralph Hunt, Ray Coppin, Ray Taylor, Ray Whitrod, REDEX trial, Referenda, Refugees Club, Regional Shipping Conference, Reid House, Religion, Research officers, Residences, Richard Casey, Ron Mendelsohn, Rosemary Follett, Roy Bullock, Royal Canberra Golf Club, Royal Family, Royal Visit 1954, Russell Snyder, Science, Secretaries, Security, Seychelles, Singapore, Snowy Mountains Authority, South Pacific Forum for Civil Aviation, Special Branch Police, Sport, St. Barnabas Church, Standing Orders, Statistics, Stenographers, Stromlo, Suez crisis, Sunday School, Sunshine Coast, Superannuation, Sydney, TAA (Trans-Australia Airways), Taiwan, Tanzania, Technology, Tim Conway, Timbrol Ltd, Tom Ferrie, Tom Hartigan, Tony Eggleton, Transport, Treasury, Tutoring, U3A (University of the Third Age), Ungary, Valerie Taylor, Vietnam, Vietnam War, Walgett, West Wyalong, Zambia, Zara Holt, Zimbabwe
John Campbell was appointed to Hansard in 1960, working in the provisional Parliament House until 1988 and then in the new Parliament House until 1990 when he retired from the post of Principal Parliamentary Reporter. He was born in Brisbane in 1935.
Topics: Accountancy, ACT Legislative Assembly, Ainsley Gotto, Alan Ramsey, Alan Reid, Albury Follett, Allen Fairhall, Alwyn Simpson, Arthur Calwell, Assistant Principal Parliamentary Reporters, Australian Agricultural Council, Australian Broadcasting Commission, Australian Fisheries Council, Australian Journalists Association, Bernie Harris, Bert Milliner, Bill Bridgman, Bill Hayden, Billy Snedden, Billy Wentworth, Bob Hawke, Bob Martin, Brisbane, Brisbane State High School, Bruce Goodluck, Canberra, Canberra College of Advanced Education, Canberra Symphony Orchestra, Canberra Times (newspaper), Chicken Man incident, Chief Hansard Reporter, Committee system, Commonwealth Hansard Editors Association, Commonwealth of Nations, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, Computers, Cricket, Crossing the floor, Democracy, Diploma of Commerce, Dismissal (November 11th, 1975), Divisions (in Parliament), Donald Cameron, Doug McClelland, Eddie Ward, Edward St John, Edwards Cup, Football, Fred Daly, Gordon Bryant, Gough Whitlam, Government Printing Office (Kingston), Graham Freudenberg, Hansard, Hansard indexes, Hansard reporters, Harold Holt, Harry Jenkins, Hilton Hotel bombing 1978, House of Commons, Ian Sinclair, Ithaca Creek State School (Qld), Jim Killen, Jim Roberts, Joe McKnight, John Carrick, John Gorton, John McEwen, John Templeton, Joint Sitting 1974, Julian Beale, Ken Ingram, Ken Wriedt, Kim Beazley senior, Lamson tubes, Lawley House (Canberra), Leo O’Donnell, Leslie Haylen, Lionel Murphy, Loan Council, London conference (1984), Malcolm Fraser, Malcolm McGregor, Manfred Cross, Members Dining Room, Ministerial Council meetings, Neville Richards, New Parliament House, Papua New Guinea, Parliamentary broadcasting, Parliamentary Information Systems Office, Parliamentary Library, Parties (social), Pat Finnemore, Pat Sales, Paul Hasluck, Peter Rae, Peter Walsh, Photocopying machine, Pitman’s Shorthand, Premiers Conference, Principal, Parliamentary Reporters, Proof-reading, Provisional Parliament House, Public Service Board, Ralph Hunt, Recording technology, Reg Withers, Reg Wright, Retirement, Robert Menzies, Royal Canberra Golf Club, Schooling, Secrecy, Security (Parliament House), Security clearances, Senate Select Committee on Securities and Exchange, Senior Officers’ Dining Room, Shorthand, Sound and Vision Office, Southeast Asia Treaty Organisation SEATO), Staff Dining Room, State Commercial High School (Qld), State Reporting Bureau (Qld), Stenographers, Steno-machines, Style Council, Supervisors, Tape Transcription Centre, Tape transcriptions, Technology, The Age (newspaper), Travels (work), Typesetting, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation, University of Queensland, Wages, Wallace Brown, Wilfred Kent Hughes, William McMahon
Lesley Hindley (nee Hyde) speaks about her early associations with the provisional Parliament House, through working as a typist in the early 1950s to her husband Rob Chalmers’ long involvement with the Press Gallery as a journalist. Mrs. Hindley's daughter, Susan Pitt (nee Chalmers) sat in on th...
Topics: Aborigines, Adam Ingram & Son (Manuka, ACT), Air raid shelters, Alan Curtis, American servicemen (in Sydney), Archie Cameron, Arnott’s Biscuit factory, Australian Labor Party, Australian Press Services, Ballet Russes, Ballroom dancing, Barbara Brooks, Beauticians, Ben Chifley, Bill Dovey, Bill Lascott, Bill McMahon, Boarding houses, Bob Hawke, Bondi (Sydney), Brisbane Line (World War 2), Cold War, Communist Party of Australia, Daily Mirror (newspaper), David Fairbairn, Diplomats, Domestic Science, Don Whitington, Dot Moll [?], Dover Heights, High School (Sydney), Eda Hollitt, Election campaign (Labor, 1972), Family background, Faye Brooks, Federal Golf Club, Fred Coleman, George Kerr, Golf, Greg Hyde, Hairdressing college (Sydney), Harold Holt, Hastings Deering (Sydney), Havelock House, Hostels, Hotel Civic, Hugh Burn, Jack Commins, Joan Commins, John Gorton, John McEwen, Journalists, Journalists Ball (Canberra), Kevin Power, King’s Hall, Laddie Hindley, Lascott’s School of Ballroom Dancing, Lawley House, Les Love, Little Pattie, Madam Gossamer, Marcia Cain, Margaret Whitlam, Marriage, Melbourne Cup, Mick Burn, Mike Willesee, Mining engineers, Mount Isa (Qld), Narrabundah (ACT), New Norfolk (mental hospital, Tasmania), New Zealand, Peter Whitney, Press Gallery, Prime Minister’s Department, Primrose Coleman, Provisional Parliament House, Public Service Board, Ray Maley, Religion, Richard Carlton, Rob Chalmers, Robert Menzies, Ron McCawley, Rosa Hyde, Royal Canberra Golf Club, Rugby Union (North Island, New Zealand), Russia, Ruth Fairbairn, Sheila Phelan, Socialism, Susan Pitt, Sydney, Sydney High School, Tamie Fraser, Ted Cain, The Lodge, The Wellington (hotel), Wally Brooks, William Slim, World War Two, Zara Holt