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Davies, Kenneth Henry (Ken)

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Birth Date: 8 July 1948 (Longreach, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: Henry Alva howard Davies and Lorna (nee Brown)

Family: Lynette Barbara Wheeler on 17 November 1978, 2 sons, 1 daughter

Education: Our Lady's College, Longreach; St Mary's Christian Brothers College, Ipswich; De La Salle College, Scarborough; James Cook University, Townsville; BEc(Com), AASA, CPA

Religion: Roman Catholic


Partner, Towers, Hart and Davies, Accountants (Townsville); City Accountant, Gladstone City Council; Deputy City Accountant, Cairns City Council

Party Positions:

  1. (ALP) Chairman, Aitkenvale Cranbrook Branch
  2. (ALP) Chairman, Mundingburra Electoral Executive Committee
  3. (ALP) Caucus delegate to State Council
  4. (ALP) Chairman, Townsville Electoral Executive Committee
  5. (ALP) Member, Ministerial Advisory Committees: Transport; Treasury; Premier, Economic and Trade Development and the Arts; Business and Regional Development, 1990 - 1995
  6. (ALP) State Conference delegate, 1995

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly ALP Townsville 2 Dec 1989 19 Sep 1992
Assembly ALP Mundingburra 19 Sep 1992 8 Dec 1995 Election declared void

Parliamentary Service

Description From To
Minister for Emergency Services and Minister for Consumer Affairs 31 Jul 1995 12 Dec 1995
Member, Estimates Committee A 31 Mar 1995 13 Jun 1995
Member, Estimates Committee A 28 Apr 1994 23 Jun 1994
Chairman, Criminal Justice Committee (member from 11 March 1992) 10 Nov 1992 20 Jun 1995
Member, Public Accounts Committee 6 Mar 1990 11 Mar 1992

Additional Information

Notes: Interests include reading, rugby league, basketball, tourism and small business. President, St Pauls Child Care Centre; Past President, Australian Society of Accountants, Townsville Branch; Past Treasurer, Leukaemia Foundation, Townsville and District Branch; Past Treasurer, Townsville Rugby League Club; Past Chairman, Joint Steering Committee, James Cook University Inaugural Winter School of Management; Past Chairman, James Cook University Commerce Graduates Association

Publications: Motivation, Institute of Chartered Accountants Magazine, 1976

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

[Last Modified: Tuesday, 20 June 2017]