Vale John Kerin

April 14, 2023 3:18 pm in by

John Kerin april 14 2023

Former Labor Minister John Kerin has been remembered at a state funeral at Old Parliament House today.

The 85 year old attended Bowral High School and Hurlstone Agricultural High School.

He then went on to work as a poultry farmer.

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Mr. Kerin was elected to the seat of Macarthur at the 1972 election and then the seat of Werriwa at the 1978 by-election, following the retirement of Gough Whitlam.

He served as Minister for Primary Industries and Energy, Transport and Communications and Trade and Overseas development.

He also had a short stint as Treasurer under Bob Hawke.

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