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Scassola, Guelfi Paul

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Birth Date: 19 April 1940 (Innisfail, Queensland, Australia)

Death Date: 27 August 2002 (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: Alessio Paolo Scassola and Dorina Guerrina (nee Ruffini)

Family: Denise Dorothea Nixon on 28 Februrary 1973, 2 sons, 1 daughter

Education: Silkwood State Primary School; Silkwood Convent School; St Stephen's School, Brisbane; St Patrick's School, Coorparoo, Brisbane; Kangaroo Point State Primary School; Brisbane State High School; University of Queensland, Bachelor of Law, 1963

Religion: Roman Catholic



Party Positions:

  1. (LIB) Member of various party policy committees and also held numerous positions on electorate and area bodies
  2. (LIB) Parliamentary representative to State Policy Committee
  3. (LIB) Member, Government Party Committees: Justice; Works and Housing; Treasury; Education
  4. (LIB) Member, Young Liberal State Council, 1964 - 1967
  5. (LIB) Member, State Executive, 1965 - 1968
  6. (DEM) Member, State Executive, 1969 - 1973
  7. (LIB) Member, State Policy Committee, 1969 - 1977
  8. (LIB) Member, Liberal Party Federal Council, 1971 - 1975
  9. (LIB) State Vice President, 1973 - 1977
  10. (LIB) Member, Government Party Committees: Justice; Aboriginal and Island Affairs; Welfare; Treasury; Education, 1978 - 1980

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly LIB Mount Gravatt 12 Nov 1977 22 Oct 1983

Parliamentary Service

Description From To
Alternate Delegate, Australian Constitutional Convention, 1983 and 1978
Member, Joint Parties Committee on Unemployment, 1978
Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Asia and Pacific Regions 1981
Deputy Chairman Mar 1981
Member, Select Committee on Subordinate Legislation 1978
Member, Parliamentary Printing Committee 1978 1980

Additional Information

Notes: Interests include cricket, racing, Lions and gardening. Member: Queensland Turf Club; Tattersall's Club, Brisbane; Brisbane Cricket Ground; and Lions International. Past President, Lions Club, Brisbane Metropolitan. Foundation President, Down's Syndrome Association. Mr Scassola was part of the `Ginger group' which sought to maintain a Liberal identity within the coalition arrangement. In 1983, along with seven other Liberals, he voted with the Labor Party on a motion to establish the Public Accounts Committee

Sources: Image sourced from the collection of the Queensland Parliamentary Library and Research Service

[Last Modified: Wednesday, 26 July 2017]