Don Page (politician)

Donald Loftus Page (born 25 May 1951) an Australian politician, was a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly representing Ballina for the National Party from 1988 to 2015. Page was deputy leader of the National Party in New South Wales from 2003 to 2007.


Don Page
Member of the New South Wales Parliament
for Ballina
In office
19 March 1988 – 6 March 2015
Preceded byNew district
Succeeded byTamara Smith
Minister for Local Government
In office
4 April 2011 – 23 April 2014
PremierBarry O'Farrell
Preceded byBarbara Perry
Succeeded byPaul Toole
Minister for the North Coast
In office
4 April 2011 – 23 April 2014
PremierBarry O'Farrell
Preceded byNew position
Succeeded byAndrew Stoner
Personal details
Born (1951-05-25) 25 May 1951 (age 68)
Political partyNational Party
RelationsSir Earle Page (Grandfather)
Websitedonpage.com.au

Early years and backgroundEdit

Page is the grandson of former Australian Prime Minister Sir Earle Page. He was educated at the University of New England where he completed the degrees of Bachelor of Economics, Diploma in Rural Accounting, and Master of Economics. He played rugby union for New South Wales at under-23 level. Prior to becoming the member for Ballina, he was a financial analyst, economist, administrative manager, part-time lecturer, and beef producer.[1] He has four children.[2]

Political careerEdit

His parliamentary career has included a stint as deputy leader of the NSW Nationals from 2003 to 2007. Page was appointed as Minister for Local Government and as Minister for the North Coast in the O'Farrell government and served in these roles between 2011 and 2014.[2] On 22 April 2014, Page announced his intention to retire from politics at the next state election.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Green, Antony (5 April 2011). "Ballina". NSW Votes 2011. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 10 July 2011.
  2. ^ a b "The Hon. Donald Loftus Page". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Don Page to retire at election". The Sydney Morning Herald. AAP. 22 April 2014. Retrieved 23 April 2014.

 

New South Wales Legislative Assembly
New district Member for Ballina
1988–2015
Succeeded by
Tamara Smith
Party political offices
Preceded by
John Turner
Deputy Leader of the New South Wales National Party
2003–2007
Succeeded by
Andrew Fraser
Political offices
Preceded by
Barbara Perry
Minister for Local Government
2011–2014
Succeeded by
Paul Toole
New title Minister for the North Coast
2011–2014
Succeeded by
Andrew Stoner