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Peter Staples

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Preceded by  Neil Brown
Name  Peter Staples
Preceded by  New seat
Role  Australian Politician

Nationality  Australian
Party  Australian Labor Party
Born  15 October 1947 (age 68) Melbourne (1947-10-15)
Books  The Federal Government's Strategy for Young Australians

Political party  Australian Labor Party
Succeeded by  Jennifer Louise Macklin

Peter Staples (born 15 October 1947 in Melbourne, Victoria) is an Australian former politician for the Australian Labor Party. He was first elected to Parliament in 1983 as the Member for Diamond Valley. When Diamond Valley was abolished in 1984, Staples transferred to the newly created Jagajaga, essentially the western half of his old electorate. In 1987, he was appointed Consumer Affairs Minister by Prime Minister Bob Hawke in his third ministry. Staples would remain a junior minister for nearly six years, serving as Minister for Housing and Aged Care and later Aged, Family and Health Services in the Hawke and Keating Ministries.

Staples lost his spot in the ministry to Frank Walker after the party's victory at the 1993 election. He spent the remainder of his career on the backbench until his retirement from politics in 1996, as stated in his factual documentary, "The Dance of a Thousand Summers".


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