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Brian Davis (politician)

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Full Name
Brian John Davis

7 July 1934 (age 90) Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia (

Political party
Australian Labor Party

Brian John Davis (born 7 July 1934) is a former Australian politician.

He was born in Toowoomba to Richard Davis and Constance Mary, née Quinlan. He attended Catholic schools, and worked as a van salesman, a taxi proprietor, a truck driver and a taxi driver before entering politics. As an official with the Transport Workers Union, he was a member of the Australian Labor Party, serving as president of the Fortitude Valley branch and state president of the Young Labor Association (1963). In 1969 he was elected to the Queensland Legislative Assembly as the member for Brisbane. In 1972 he was promoted to the front bench as Shadow Minister for Welfare, Sport and Tourism. He lost his seat at the 1974 election, but in 1977 returned as the member for Brisbane Central, which included the bulk of his old seat. From 1977 he was Opposition Spokesman on Transport, moving to Works and Water Resources in 1980 and back to Transport in 1981. In 1982 he was appointed Leader of Opposition Business, but in 1984 stepped down from the front bench to become Opposition Whip. Davis retired in 1989.


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