Finlay Melrose "Toby" MacDiarmid OBE (9 May 1925 – 18 April 2003) was an Australian politician. He was a member of the New South Wales Legislative Council from 1973 to 1988, serving as a member of the National Party (formerly the Country Party) until 1985 and thereafter as an Independent.
MacDiarmid was born in Queanbeyan, and was educated at Sydney Church of England Grammar School. Although he began studying veterinary science at the University of Sydney, he did not graduate. He played rugby for the Sydney team and was a reserve for the New South Wales team before serving in the RAAF from 1945 to 1946. He subsequently took over his father's Hereford stud, moving it from Burra to Holbrook. From 1968 to 1972 he was President of the Graziers' Association.
In 1973, MacDiarmid was elected as a Country Party member to the New South Wales Legislative Council. He served as a backbencher until April 1985, when he resigned from the party to sit as an independent; he left the Council in 1988. MacDiarmid died in 2003.
Barrie John Unsworth is a former Australian politician, representing the Labor Party in the Parliament of New South Wales from 1978 to 1991. He served as the 36th Premier from July 1986 to March 1988.
George Richard Torbay, an Australian politician, was an independent member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly representing Northern Tablelands from 1999 to 2013. Torbay was the 30th Speaker of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly, serving from 2007 until 2011, and was the first independent member to be Speaker of the House since 1913. Prior to his election to State parliament, he served as Mayor of Armidale City Council from 1995 to 1998.
Leon Ashton Punch was a New South Wales politician, Deputy Premier, and Minister of the Crown in the cabinets of Sir Robert Askin, Tom Lewis and Sir Eric Willis. From 1975 to 1976 he was the Deputy Premier of New South Wales. He was a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for 26 years from 21 March 1959 until his retirement on 2 July 1985 for the Country Party, renamed the National Party during his time.
Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Charles Benjamin Cutler KBE, ED was an Australian politician, holding office for 28 years as an elected member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for Orange. Cutler was Country Party leader for sixteen years and became Minister for Education and Deputy Premier for ten years under Premiers Robert Askin and Tom Lewis.
John Robert Arthur Dowd AO QC, is a former leader of the Liberal Party of Australia in New South Wales. He was the Chancellor of Southern Cross University between 2002 and 2014, and the President of ActionAid Australia, an international aid organisation.
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Wilfred George Petersen was an Australian politician, affiliated with the Labor Party and elected as a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly.
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Kenneth George Booth was a New South Wales politician, Treasurer, and Minister of the Crown in the cabinets of Neville Wran and Barrie Unsworth. From 1981 to 1988 he was the Treasurer of New South Wales. He was a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for 28 years from 8 October 1960 until his death on 1 November 1988 for the Labor Party, representing the seats of Kurri Kurri and Wallsend.
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Members of the New South Wales Legislative Council between 1973 and 1976 were indirectly elected by a joint sitting of the New South Wales Parliament, with 15 members elected every three years. The most recent election was on 5 April 1973, with the term of new members commencing on 23 April 1973. The President was Sir Harry Budd.</ref>
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Frederick Maclean ("Mac") Hewitt was an Australian company director and politician. He was a member of the New South Wales Legislative Council for the 21 years from 1955 to 1976 representing the Liberal Party, serving as Leader of the Liberal Party in the council as well as on the Askin cabinet as Minister for Child and Social Welfare and later as Minister for Labour and Industry. He continued to serve in the Lewis and Willis cabinets in the portfolios of Labour and Industry, Consumer Affairs and Federal Affairs. Following the Coalition loss at the 1976 election, Hewitt continued to serve as Deputy Leader of the Opposition and leader of the Liberal Party in the council until his retirement, before his death a few months later.