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David Beddall

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Preceded by
Donald Cameron

English Australian

Australian Labor Party

Succeeded by
Craig Emerson

Australian Politician

Preceded by
New seat

David Beddall

Succeeded by
David Jull

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27 November 1948 (age 75) Manchester, England (

Political party
Australian Labor Party

David Peter Beddall (born 27 November 1948) is a former Australian politician.

Beddall was born in Manchester, England and was employed by the Commonwealth Bank and was a self-employed commercial finance consultant before he entered parliament. He was elected as Australian Labor Party member in the Australian House of Representatives for the seat of Fadden at the 1983 election and then for the seat of Rankin at the 1984 election. In April 1990, he was appointed Minister for Small Business and Customs in the Hawke ministry (Minister for Small Business, Construction and Customs from December 1991). In March 1993 he was appointed junior Communications Minister (serving concurrently with senior Communications Minister Bob Collins) in the second Keating Ministry. As Communications Minister, he launched SBS television and 2JJJ radio across different parts of Australia, and took the early steps in Telstra's Future Mode of Operation digital transformation. In December 1993, he and Collins left the Communications portfolio which was taken by Michael Lee and Beddall replaced Lee as Minister For Resources. He lost this portfolio with the defeat of the Keating government at the 1996 election, in which he was one of only two Labor MPs returned from Queensland. He retired from parliament at the 1998 election.


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