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Clauson, Paul John

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Birth Date: 16 September 1949 (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: Alan George Malcolm Clauson and Ethel Marjory (nee Montgomery)

Family: Catherine Anne O'Malley on 29 April 1982, 1 son, 1 daughter

Education: Wellington Point Primary School; Church of England Grammar School, Brisbane; University of Queensland

Religion: Church of England


Admitted to the Bar in 1987; Owned general legal practice, 1975 to 1985; Judge's Associate, 1974 to 1975; Solicitor and public servant, 1972 to 1973

Party Positions:

  1. (NP) Member, Government Party Committees: Lands; Forestry; Mapping and Surveying; Police; Justice; Welfare; Industry, Small Business & Technology; Corrective Services, Administration Services and Valuation

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly NP Redlands 2 Nov 1985 2 Dec 1989 By-election

Parliamentary Service

Description From To
Attorney-General and Minister for Heritage and the Arts 25 Sep 1989 7 Dec 1989
Minister for Justice and Attorney-General and Minister for Corrective Services 19 Jan 1989 29 Aug 1989
Minister for Justice and Attorney-General 9 Dec 1987 19 Jan 1989
Attorney-General and Minister for Justice 18 Nov 1986 1 Dec 1987

Additional Information

Notes: Interests include yachting, gardening, fishing, reading, politics, history, cricket and local community groups. Member: Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron; United Service (Qld); Redlands Cricketers Club; and Redlands Bowls Club. He played a pivotal role as Attorney-General during the Fitzgerald Inquiry from 1987 to 1989

Sources: Image sourced from the collection of the Queensland Parliamentary Library and Research Service; Cadman, Kerith A, eds, Who's Who in Australia, XXVIth edition (Melbourne: The Herald and Weekly Times Ltd, 1988)

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