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|38th Premier of New South Wales |
24 June 1992 –4 April 1995
|Preceded by||Nick Greiner|
|Succeeded by||Bob Carr|
|Member of the New South Wales Parliament |
for Southern Highlands
24 March 1984 –1 February 1996
|Preceded by||New district|
|Succeeded by||Peta Seaton|
|Member of the Australian Parliament |
2 March 1996 –10 November 2001
|Preceded by||Chris Haviland|
|Succeeded by||Pat Farmer|
|Born||10 January 1945|
Wellington, New Zealand
|Political party||Liberal Party of Australia|
|Children||2 (f) – 1 dec'd, 1 (m)|
|Website||NSW Parliamentary profile|
John Joseph Fahey, AC (born 10 January 1945) is a former Premier of New South Wales and an Australian Minister for Finance. He was a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly from 1984 to 1996 and the federal House of Representatives from 1996 to 2001. Fahey is a former President of the World Anti-Doping Agency and was also a notable rugby league player and coach in his youth.
The Order of Australia is an order of chivalry established on 14 February 1975 by Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia, to recognise Australian citizens and other persons for achievement or meritorious service. Before the establishment of the order, Australian citizens received British honours.
The Premier of New South Wales is the head of government in the state of New South Wales, Australia. The Government of New South Wales follows the Westminster system, with a Parliament of New South Wales acting as the legislature. The Premier is appointed by the Governor of New South Wales, and by modern convention holds office by virtue of his or her ability to command the support of a majority of members of the lower house of Parliament, the Legislative Assembly.
The New South Wales Legislative Assembly is the lower of the two houses of the Parliament of New South Wales, an Australian state. The upper house is the New South Wales Legislative Council. Both the Assembly and Council sit at Parliament House in the state capital, Sydney. The Assembly is presided over by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.
Fahey has served as the Chancellor of Australian Catholic University since September 2014.
A chancellor is a leader of a college or university, usually either the executive or ceremonial head of the university or of a university campus within a university system.
Australian Catholic University (ACU) is a public university in Australia. It has seven Australian campuses, and also maintains a campus in Rome. In 2016 it had 24,458 students.
Fahey was born in Wellington, New Zealand, the son of Stephen Fahey, farmer, and his wife Annie Fahey of Galway, Ireland. In 1956, Fahey migrated with his family to Picton, New South Wales. He was educated at Chevalier College, Bowral and the University of Sydney. He married Colleen Maree McGurren in 1968 and they had two daughters and one son. He became a naturalised Australian in 1973.
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He won the seat of electoral district of Camden for the Liberal Party in 1984. Fahey was elected member for Southern Highlands at the 1988 general election, and re-elected at the 1991 and 1995 state elections. During this period, Fahey was Minister for Industrial Relations from March 1988 and Minister for Further Education, Training and Employment from July 1990 in the Premier Nick Greiner led coalition government.
Camden is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales in Sydney's south-west. It is currently represented by Peter Sidgreaves of the Liberal Party.
The Liberal Party of Australia , commonly known as the New South Wales Liberals, is the state division of the Liberal Party of Australia in New South Wales. The party currently governs in New South Wales in coalition with the National Party of Australia (NSW). The party is part of the federal Liberal Party which governs nationally in Coalition with the National Party of Australia.
Southern Highlands was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales from 1988 to 2007, named after the Southern Highlands. It was replaced by a recreated Goulburn electorate.
In June 1992, Fahey was appointed Premier of New South Wales after Greiner was forced to resign as a result of an Independent Commission Against Corruption of New South Wales investigation. Among those that Fahey defeated for the Liberal leadership in order to become Premier was Bruce Baird, who was then elected as Fahey's Liberal deputy and whose son Mike would become Premier in 2014.
On the day that he had replaced Greiner, Fahey described it as "the saddest day of his life."
In 1994 NSW Parliament was prorogued on 7 December when the Fahey government was attempting to stop a committee's work.
In March 1995 Fahey's government was narrowly defeated in a state election by the Labor opposition, led by Bob Carr.
Fahey is noted for having thwarted an attack on Charles, Prince of Wales, thereby preventing a potential assassination attempt. On Australia Day 1994, Charles, Prince of Wales was about to commence handing out awards at a ceremony in Sydney's Darling Harbour when a former anthropology student, David Kang, lunged onto the stage towards the Prince, simultaneously firing two shots from a starter's pistol. Fahey, sitting next to the Prince, subsequently assisted by the then Australian of the Year, Ian Kiernan, tackled Kang and wrestled him to the ground, after which Kang was subdued and arrested. Although the attack proved less dangerous than it was first thought to be, Fahey was nonetheless widely praised for his unthinking bravery.
Fahey played a key role in the bidding process for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and is also noted for his reaction when Sydney won, jumping up and down enthusiastically.
Fahey resigned from State politics just under a year after his State Government was defeated at the polls and successfully sought endorsement for the Liberal Party, to serve in the federal House of Representatives in the seat of Macarthur. Fahey was elected at the 1996 federal election, and served as Minister for Finance and Administration in the Howard government.
A redistribution in late 2000 radically altered Macarthur, cutting out most of the Southern Highlands and turning it into a notionally Labor seat centered on southwest Sydney. Believing this made Macarthur impossible to hold, Fahey sought to contest neighboring Hume, which had absorbed much of his old Southern Highlands base. Hume was held by first-term MP Alby Schultz, a fellow Liberal who had also served in state parliament alongside Fahey. As a minister, Fahey was entitled to a seat. However, Schultz refused to hand Hume to Fahey, triggering a fight between the two. Prime Minister John Howard ordered an end to the feud.
Soon afterward, Fahey announced in May 2001 that he was retiring, citing family, personal, and health reasons, after having one of his lungs removed in February due to cancer.He retired in October 2001, prior to the November 2001 election.
A Roman Catholic, he is married to a former Anglican, Colleen, and stirred some controversy when he declared his opposition to both abortion and birth control.[ citation needed ]
John and Colleen Fahey's daughter, Tiffany, was killed in a road accident, at the age of 27, on 26 December 2006. John and Colleen Fahey are now the legal guardians of Tiffany's children, Campbell and Amber.His eldest son is Matthew Fahey and middle daughter Melanie J Fahey.
Fahey was appointed as the fourth Chancellor of Australian Catholic University for a five-year term from 4 September 2014.On 17 October 2007, Fahey was confirmed as the next President of the World Anti-Doping Agency, a position that he held until November 2013. Fahey has also served as a Director of the Bradman Foundation since 2001. In 2010 Fahey gave the 12th annual Tom Brock Lecture.
Fahey was appointed Companion of the Order of Australia in 2002 for service to the Australian and New South Wales Parliaments, particularly through landmark reform of industrial relations, facilitation of high technology and industry growth, and for raising the international profile of Australia as Chairman of the Bid for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.
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|Parliament of New South Wales|
| Member for Camden |
|New district|| Member for Southern Highlands |
as Minister for Industrial Relations
Minister for Employment
| Minister for Industrial Relations and Employment |
as Minister for Industrial Relations
Minister for Further Education, Training and Employment
| Minister for Corrective Services |
as Minister for Industrial Relations and Employment
| Minister for Industrial Relations |
| Minister for Further Education, Training and Employment |
as Minister for Employment and Training
| Premier of New South Wales |
| Treasurer of New South Wales |
| Minister for Ethnic Affairs |
|New title|| Minister for Economic Development|
|Party political offices|
| Leader of the New South Wales Liberal Party |
|Parliament of Australia|
| Member for Macarthur |
| Minister for Finance and Administration |
| Chancellor of Australian Catholic University |