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Bill Hayden

b. 1933

The Hon Bill Hayden was MHR (ALP) for the federal seat of Oxley from 1961-88 and Leader of Opposition from 1977-83. As a government minister he held a number of senior portfolios including Minister for Foreign Affairs (1983-87); Minister for Social Security (1972-75) and Treasurer for a short time in 1975. He was Governor-General of Australia from 1989-96.

Updated 2004