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Gately, Leo Francis

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Birth Date: 15 June 1937 (West Wyalong, New South Wales, Australia)

Parents: Patrick Leo Joseph Gately and Elenor Agnes (nee Barton)

Family: Helen Gallagher on 3 September 1960, 4 sons, 1 daughter

Education: St Mary's (Primary and Secondary); Cardiff Evening College, 1968; Meadowbank Technical College, 1976 to 1977; Certificate of Management, Newcastle Technical College, 1978 to 1979

Religion: Roman Catholic


Police officer, NSW; Office manager/technical representative; Grazier; Racecourse manager; Bursar, North Rocks Deaf and Blind Children's Centre, New South Wales; Senior clerk of a nursing home; Owner/manager of a retail confectionary business, Tweed Heads; Invoice clerk/phone salesman, traveller/collector; Rural employee

Party Positions:

  1. (NP) Member, Government Party Committees: Public Works, Main Roads, Expo and Police; Transport; Employment, Training and Industrial Affairs; Corrective Services and Administrative Services
  2. (NP) Member, Government Party Committees: Treasury and Police; Transport, 1987

Local Government Service: Alderman, Newcastle City Council, 1971 to December 1973

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly NP Currumbin 1 Nov 1986 2 Dec 1989

Parliamentary Service

Description From To
Member, Select Committee of Privilege

Additional Information

Notes: Interests include tourism, national parks, swimming, tennis, golf and chess. Past President: Tweed Heads Branch, RSPCA and Tweed Heads Chamber of Commerce; Member, Coolangatta-Tweed Heads Rotary Club Country Member, Executive of the New South Wales Local Government Association

Sources: Image sourced from the collection of the Queensland Parliamentary Library and Research Service; The Courier-Mail, 'Cabbie fights to keep driving', 3 December 2010, p.23; Queensland Legislative Assembly, Parliamentary Debates (Hansard), Speech, 26 February 1987, p.361, V.304

[Last Modified: Wednesday, 12 July 2017]