Menzel, Max Richard

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Birth Date: 30 March 1941 (Tully, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: Richard Franz Menzel and Dulcie Margaret (nee Kelly)

Family: Margaret Dell'Alba on 28 August 1981, 1 son

Religion: Roman Catholic


Canegrower; Chairman, Cyclone Winifred Disaster Appeal Fund, 1986 ; Member: Babinda Mill Suppliers Committee from 1973, Babinda Local Cane Prices Board, from 1975; Babinda Local Cane Prices Board, from 1975; Chairman,1976, Deputy Chairman, 1973 and member, Cairns District Canegrowers Executive; Chairman, Babinda Sugar Mill, 1974; Chairman of Directors, Cairns District Canegrowers Cooperative Society Ltd

Party Positions:

  1. (NP) Member, Leichhardt Divisional Council
  2. (NP) Member, National Party Water Resources Committee
  3. (NP) Member, Government Party Committees: Premier, Treasurer and the Arts; Public Works, Main Roads, Expo and Police; Transport; Northern Development, Community Services and Ethnic Affairs
  4. (NP) Member, Government Party Committees: Water Resources and Maritime Services; Health
  5. (NP) Secretary, Mulgrave Electorate Council, 1963 - 1966
  6. (NP) Member, Government Party Committees: Primary Industries; Employment and Labour Relations; Water Resources; Aboriginal and Island Affairs, 1981 - 1983
  7. (NP) Member, Government Party Committees: Works and Housing; Lands, Forestry and Police; Justice; Northern Development and Aboriginal and Island Affairs, 1983 - 1986
  8. (NP) Member, Government Party Committees: Treasury and Police; Local Government, Main Roads and Racing; Northern Development and Community Services, 1987
  9. (NP) Member, Government Party Committees: Corrective Services, Administrative Services and Valuation, 1987

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly NP Mulgrave 29 Nov 1980 2 Dec 1989

Parliamentary Service

Description From To
Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Japan and Korea 1984
Temporary Chairman of Committees 1983 1986

Additional Information

Notes: Interests include primary production, small business, community affairs and tourism; Member: Babinda Apex Club; Babinda Ambulance Committee; Tully Rural Youth Club; Chairman, Tully Rural Youth Club. Past President, Tully Jaycees Club; President, Babinda Dramatic Society

Sources: Image sourced from the collection of the Queensland Parliamentary Library and Research Service; Waterson, DB, Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1981-1992, (Sydney: Casket Publications, 1993); Waterson, DB and John Arnold, Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1930-1980, (Canberra: ANU Press, 1982)

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