|Preceded by Barry Jones|
Occupation Bank manager
Succeeded by Neil Cole
Name Keith Remington
Unit 14th/32nd Battalion
Service/branch Australian Army
Party Australian Labor Party
|Full Name Keith Henry Remington|
Born 29 April 1923 (age 92) Williamstown, Victoria, Australia (1923-04-29)
Spouse(s) Shirley May Roland (m. 1951)
Political party Australian Labor Party
Keith Henry Remington (born 29 April 1923) is a former Australian politician.
Born and educated in Williamstown, Remington joined the Australian Imperial Force in 1944, during World War II, where he was assigned to the 14th/32nd Battalion and served in New Guinea before being discharged as a Corporal in 1946. Following the war, Remington worked as a bank manager for ANZ, and was treasurer, and later president, of the Bank Employees Union.
He was involved in politics at the local government level, serving as a councillor for the City of Doncaster & Templestowe from 1966 to 1972, and as the city's mayor from 1969 to 1970. He unsuccessfully ran as a Labor candidate for the seat of Box Hill in the 1973 state election. He was elected to the Victorian Legislative Assembly for the seat of Melbourne in a 1977 by-election triggered by the resignation of Barry Jones. He served as the member for Melbourne until he retired before the 1988 state election.
In 2001, Remington was awarded the Centenary Medal for his role in protecting Wilson's Promontory from commercial exploitation.