Gerard Martin

Gerard Francis Martin MP (born 28 May 1946), a former Australian politician, was a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly representing the electorate of Bathurst between 1999 and 2011 for the Labor Party.[1]

Gerard Martin

MP
Member of the
New South Wales Legislative Assembly for Bathurst
In office
27 March 1999 – 26 March 2011
Preceded byMick Clough
Succeeded byPaul Toole
Personal details
Born
Gerard Francis Martin

(1946-05-28) 28 May 1946 (age 74)
NationalityAustralian
Political partyLabor Party
Spouse(s)Kathy Martin
Children2 sons
OccupationAdministration manager, politician

Martin has worked as an administrator in the coal industry for 30 years and is married with two children. He was a councillor on the Lithgow City Council from 1974 to 1999 and was the longest-serving mayor of Lithgow, for sixteen years.[2][3] Prior to entering New South Wales politics, he was previously Deputy Chair, Central West Regional Development Board, and is a former Chairman of Blayney Abattior County Council.

In Parliament, he was Government Whip and was a member of both the Standing Committee on Natural Resource Management and the Standing Orders and Procedure Committee.

Martin, a Catholic,[4] expressed his opposition to stem cell research in 2007 by voting against legislation allowing the practice. The bill subsequently passed.[5]

On 19 October 2010, Martin announced his decision to not seek re-election for the seat of Bathurst at the 2011 state election.[3][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mr Gerard Francis Martin (1946- )". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 25 September 2019.
  2. ^ "University Council: Current Members". Charles Sturt University. Archived from the original on 31 August 2006. Retrieved 2 March 2007.
  3. ^ a b Ashworth, Len (19 October 2010). "Gerard Martin retires: Bathurst vote wide open". Lithgow Mercury. Fairfax Media. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 2010-10-21.
  4. ^ "Adoption Amendment (Same Sex Couples) Bill 2010 (No. 2)". Hansard. Parliament of New South Wales. 2 September 2010. Archived from the original on 31 March 2011. Retrieved 2010-10-21.
  5. ^ "Stem cell vote passes". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. 6 June 2007. Retrieved 7 June 2007.
  6. ^ "Another NSW MP to quit politics". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. AAP. 19 October 2010. Retrieved 21 October 2010.

 

New South Wales Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Mick Clough
Member for Bathurst
1999 – 2011
Succeeded by
Paul Toole