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John R. Siddons interviewed by Adam Ashforth for the Parliament's oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 1321676
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Siddons, John R. (John Royston), 1927-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Written permission required for research, personal copies and public use during the lifetime of the interviewee. 
Description 1987 Dec. 16 - 1988 Jan. 10 
5 cassettes (ca. 300 min.) : 1 7/8 ips. 
Series

Parliament's oral history project.

Summary

Siddons speaks of his family background; early life; family business, his work with the business, takeovers; early political interests; influences; joining the Australia Party; moving into politics; ideas on unions; industrial democracy; formation of Australian Democrats; bills; tax; the Democrats; forming the United Australia Party; his retirement from politics.

Biography/History

Siddons was Senate member for Victoria for the ALP from July 1981 to February 1983. From July 1985 to June 1987 he was a Senate member for the ALP (to Nov. 1986), an independant (Nov. 1986 to March 1987) and represented the United Australia Party (Queensland) (March to June 1987).

Notes

Originally numbered as Pohp 34.

Parliament's Oral History Project is an ongoing project administered by the Australian Parliamentary Library focussing on retired parliamentarians and their political careers.

Index/Finding Aid Note Transcript (96 p.) and index available. 
Subjects Siddons, John Royston, 1927- -- Interviews.  |  Australian Democrats -- History.  |  Politicians -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Australia -- Politics and government.
Other authors/contributors Ashforth, Adam, Interviewer  |  Australia. Department of the Parliamentary Library

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