COMBEN, Patrick (Pat)


COMBEN, Patrick (Pat)
Birth Date: 3 May 1950 (Weymouth, Dorset)
Parents: Victor Thomas Comben and Dorothy Joy (nee Kemp)
Family: Lynette Rose Rive on 3 October 1981
Education: Portland Secondary Modern School (UK), UQ, Bond University, Brisbane College of Theology


Labourer; Stockman; Drill hand; Ambulance bearer; State Secretary, UNICEF; Articled law clerk; Honorary Deacon, Anglican Church since 2005

Local Government Service: Councillor, Clarence Valley Council (NSW), from 13 September 2008
Party Positions:
  1. Convenor, Australian Labor Party Land and Environment Policy Committee.
  2. Delegate, State Conference. 1988
  3. Member, Opposition Party Committees: Justice; Health; Welfare Services; Youth and Ethnic Affairs. 1983 - 1986

Parliamentary Representation

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly ALP Windsor 22 Oct 1983 19 Sep 1992
Assembly ALP Kedron 19 Sep 1992 15 Jul 1995 Did not contest

Parliamentary Service

Description From To
Minister for Education 24 Sep 1992 21 Feb 1995
Minister for Environment and Heritage 7 Dec 1989 24 Sep 1992
Opposition Spokesperson on Conservation Mar 1988 Dec 1989
Opposition Spokesperson on Health and Environment Nov 1987 Dec 1989
Member, Parliamentary Library Committee 1986 1988
Opposition Spokesperson on the Environment, Administrative Services and Corrective Services Nov 1986 Nov 1987
Member, Select Committee on Subordinate Legislation 1983 1986

Additional Information

Notes: Interests include reading, gardening, bird watching, national parks and the Anglican Church; CEO Autism Association Queensland Inc; President, National Trust Queensland, 2001-2005; Chair, Brisbane Forest Park Advisory Board, 2001-2004; Director, Wildlife Preservation Society Queensland; Councillor, Royal Historical Society(Qld); Councillor Royal Geographical Society (Qld); State Secretary Amnesty International; President, Grange Progress Association
Sources: Image sourced from the collection of the Queensland Parliamentary Library and Research Service
[Last Modified: Monday, 12 June 2017]