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  Peter McGauran - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Peter John McGauran (born 16 November 1955), Australian politician, has been a National Party member of the Australian House of Representatives since March 1983, representing the Division of Gippsland, Victoria.
He was born in Yallourn, Victoria, and was educated at the Jesuit Xavier College in Melbourne and the University of Melbourne.
McGauran was Minister for Science and Technology 1996-97, Minister for the Arts and the Centenary of Federation 1998-2001, Minister for Science 2001-04.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Peter_McGauran   (146 words)

 Biography - Minister Peter McGauran
Biography - The Hon Peter McGauran MP Peter McGauran was appointed as Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry in July 2005, marking another achievement in a distinguished Parliamentary career.
In the wake of the 1998 election he was sworn in as Minister for the Arts and the Centenary of Federation, overseeing preparations for Australia’s celebration of 100 years of nationhood, in 2001.
Following the 2001 election, Peter was appointed Minister for Science, during a period of unprecedented Government investment in science and innovation, and continued as Deputy Leader of the House.
www.maff.gov.au /biography.html   (248 words)

 Landline - 28/08/2005: Ministers look at agriculture essentials . Australian Broadcasting Corp
PETER LEWIS: Once the serious talking was done, there may have been a temptation to stroll Sanctuary Cove's manicured fairways and work on their golf game, but instead, the ministers headed to an abattoir on Brisbane's southern outskirts, Australia's biggest beef processor and exporter.
PETER LEWIS: Dinmore is an American-owned plant that processes almost 20,000 head of cattle a week, a mountain of meat that increasingly comes with its own chips, computer identification tags that contain each animal's life story from virtually the paddock to the plate.
PETER LEWIS: None had a comparable speedy system to track suspect cattle from the farm to the factory, delays that in some cases led to the wholesale destruction of herds and the loss of lucrative international markets, which caused billions of dollars' worth of damage to their respective beef industries.
www.abc.net.au /landline/content/2005/s1443958.htm   (2017 words)

 The reward of a home-grown ambition - National - theage.com.au
Peter McGauran doesn't usually do the grocery shopping but since becoming the Howard Government's Agriculture Minister, he's been taking a lot more notice of what's on the supermarket shelves.
Mr McGauran bluntly says Coles and Woolworths have too much power over farmers, and he is worried that they are going to carry more cheap imported generic products on their shelves.
Mr McGauran studied law at Melbourne University, "to give me the added skills in preparation for a political career" and honed those skills in magistrates courts as a lawyer arguing over who should pay for a $500 smash repair.
www.theage.com.au /news/national/the-reward-of-a-homegrown-ambition/2005/07/16/1121455934604.html   (1393 words)

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Peter McGauran MP — “Globes” 28.11.02) In Australia, government involvement in industry is not common, especially not in the venture capital market.
McGauran is 46 years old, was educated as a lawyer, and at the age of 26 decided to enter politics in the Australian Government.
McGauran, defines his duty to stimulate the research and development in the area, and enable the Minister for Communications to examine the market from the regulation aspect.
www.israeltrade.org.au /mcgauraninterview.doc   (2446 words)

 PM - Govt keeps quiet on mistaken deportation
PETER MCGAURAN: Some 33 cases, whereby somebody been detained but subsequently released, having been determined to be lawful.
PETER MCGAURAN: It raised questions in her mind as to how the system operated, were the processes adequate for identifying people and to get to the bottom of the issues, she asked for a full audit.
PETER MCGAURAN: The critics of the Government would want a circus, but there are privacy issues and nobody doubts Mr Palmer's confidence, nor his resolve to get to the bottom of these issues.
www.abc.net.au /pm/content/2005/s1358125.htm   (915 words)

 Peter Costello carpets Peter McGauran : Melbourne Indymedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Mr McGauran was in charge of legislation in the House of Representatives when the Government sought to impose a moratorium on Internet gambling.
Like many other Government MPs Peter McGauran ran the line in favour of the moratorium saying he was sure some State and Territory law makers regretted earlier decisions to allow poker machines to expand so dramatically in clubs and pubs.
PETER McGAURAN: " I should simply say that my interests have been properly and fully and completely declared to the House in the Register of Members' Interests and to the Prime Minister in accordance with the Prime Minister's code of conduct.
melbourne.indymedia.org /news/2005/10/96717.php   (456 words)

 3/5/2004 -- AUSTRALIA: Funding pulled for reef, rainforest research centres
PETER MCGAURAN: The Cooperative Research Centre program is quite unique, in that it brings together universities, research agencies and the private sector industry.
PETER MCGAURAN: So you can see that in a competitive environment not everybody can be funded, no matter how worthy their research is. So it's not a reflection on them, their past work or their future intentions.
PETRIA WALLACE: Science Minister Peter McGauran says the reef and rainforest CRC's can reapply for funding in 2006 once their current funding runs out, but he says a second application is unlikely to succeed.
www.climateark.org /articles/reader.asp?linkid=31344   (764 words)

 Peter Mcgauran Believes Rural Awards Are So Bad That He Is Going To Keep Them
Agriculture Minister Peter McGauran believes that the awards under which most of Australia's agricultural workers are employed are so bad that he plans to leave them in place for the next five years - long after the Howard Government extreme changes to Australia's industrial relations system are likely to have come into force.
Mr McGauran has spent the last two Parliamentary Question Times denigrating hard working rural workers, including shearers, and mocking a number of provisions of the awards that currently govern their conditions of employment.
Mr McGauran and his Cabinet colleagues have found all this too hard so they have decided to "ringfence" the rural awards while they try to find path through the regulatory mess of their own making.
www.alp.org.au /media/1005/msagrfis140.php?tv=on   (407 words)

 Australian Official Says Search for Deadly Asteroids 'Fruitless'
On the Australian television program 60 Minutes, science minister Peter McGauran said a lot of worries keep him up at night, but asteroids are not among them.
McGauran accused the proponents of gathering together only "scientific generalists" in making their plea.
In fact, the letter McGauran received was signed by several leading asteroid hunters and researchers from 17 countries, including four scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which leads the primary worldwide asteroid search effort.
www.rense.com /general21/australianofficial.htm   (736 words)

Earlier this month, Mr McGauran questioned Mr Timmons's motivation for defending the ISV technology during an ABC radio interview in which he agreed Mr Timmons was a loner in his comments.
In his letter to Mr Timmons, Mr McGauran again defended the MARTAC report as a "comprehensive, final technical" document prepared by an "eminent body of scientists", which "concluded that the clean-up was a success based on the relevant evidence".
Science Minister Peter McGauran yesterday rejected claims by radiation experts that a report by the Maralinga Rehabilitation Technical Advisory Committee contained "mis-information" and "incorrect" advice concerning the clean-up of contaminated debris from the "Vixen B" nuclear trials conducted from 1960 to 1963.
www.geocities.com /jimgreen3/timmons.html   (2770 words)

 Julian McGauran defects from Australian National Party - Wikinews
McGauran has made comments to the effect of stating that the Liberals have the best chance of representing regional Australia.
The Prime Minister John Howard has said that McGauran was not "poached", over suspicions in relation to an upcoming frontbench reshuffle, and the Federal Treasurer Peter Costello welcomed McGauran's defection, with suspicion he may have orchestrated the move in order to bolster his leadership prospects.
His House of Representatives brother Peter McGauran remains in the National Party.
en.wikinews.org /wiki/Julian_McGauran_defects_from_Australian_National_Party   (297 words)

 Country News - McPherson Media Group   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The ongoing drought might be one of Peter McGauran's top priorities as the country's new agriculture minister, but he's also under orders to make time for a spot of fishing.
Mr McGauran was one of four Nationals officially sworn in as a new minister or parliamentary secretary by Governor-General Major-General Michael Jeffery last week.
Joining Mr McGauran for the short official ceremony at Government House in Canberra was newly elected Nationals leader Mark Vaile, who performed his first official duty as Deputy Prime Minister by attending the event (he retains the trade portfolio).
www.countrynews.com.au /story.asp?TakeNo=200507115332835   (297 words)

 ATSE - McGauran   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Peter McGauran was born in 1955 and grew up in Traralgon, Victoria, as one of six children in a farming family.
In October 1988 Peter was first appointed to the Opposition's front bench as Shadow Minister for Science and Technology.
In March 1996, Peter was sworn in as Minister for Science and Technology and Deputy Leader of the house.
www.atse.org.au /index.php?sectionid=373   (2702 words)

 New laws against protestors being developed : Melbourne Indymedia
Peter McGauran, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.
In an interview this week, Peter McGauran, the Federal Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, said that he is developing new legislation aimed at protests involving his portfolio.
McGauran has foreshadowed relate to the legal recognition of a corporation as a ‘legal person’, the same as you or I. A person can be physically assaulted and, by extending this view, a corporation can be harmed (assaulted) by actions, like a protest, that affect its profit.
melbourne.indymedia.org /news/2006/02/106765.php   (575 words)

 Misinformation on the Replacement of the Lucas Heights Nuclear Reactor
Peter McGauran was asked by the ABC: "Did the government have a particular strategy to try and quell public debate on the new reactor?" Mr.
McGauran said in Parliament (5-3-97) that ANSTO has annual radioisotope sales to South East Asia of $700 000 and that the market is estimated to be $25 million annually and growing at more than 10% annually.
Peter McGauran is quoted as saying that the UCCAP quote is included in ANSTO's material "as an interesting footnote" indicating that Dr. Lagunas-Solar has changed his mind on the cyclotron technique.
www.sea-us.org.au /no2reactor/anstomisinfo.html   (4170 words)

 The Epoch Times | Australians Wrongfully Held in Detention   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
At least 33 Australians have been wrongfully detained by immigration in the past two years, the government revealed on Monday night (2 May), as it continued its hunt for a deported Australian woman who is missing overseas.
Acting Immigration Minister Peter McGauran confirmed there had been 33 cases between July 2003 and February last year in which Australians had been detained, usually only briefly, by immigration officers.
McGauran said the revelation of the cases of wrongful detention had prompted the government to expand the terms of reference of its inquiry- headed by former Australian Federal Police chief Mick Palmer- into the case of Cornelia Rau, a mentally ill German-born Australian resident, who spent 10 months in detention as an illegal immigrant.
english.epochtimes.com /news/5-5-3/28406.html   (337 words)

 Australian Labor Party: Minister Mcgauran Owns Up To Lack Of Affordable Housing
Minister Peter McGauran has today offered empty platitudes to employers unable to attract skilled migrants to the Swan Hill area by calling on landlords and developers to build more affordable housing in the district.
Minister McGauran should have owned up to the Swan Hill community that the lack of local affordable housing is a direct result of years of funding neglect of housing programs throughout their term of office.
Minister McGauran would do better to find his voice in Federal Cabinet to support the housing sector's calls for additional funding for the CSHA and other housing programs that have been cut by the Howard Government.
www.alp.org.au /media/0505/msrdr172.php?tv=off   (265 words)

 Nationals reeling after shock defection - Breaking News - National - Breaking News
Senator McGauran, who made headlines last year when he gave the opposition benches a one-finger salute in the Senate, stunned his colleagues by quitting the party to sit in the Senate as a Liberal.
Senator McGauran, the brother of Agriculture Minister Peter McGauran, said the Liberals were now the preferred rural and regional party in Victoria and the only party capable of electoral growth in the state.
Mr Vaile rejected Senator McGauran's claim that the Liberals were the party of choice for regional Australia, saying the Nationals was still the only party that solely represented regional Australia.
www.smh.com.au /news/National/Nationals-senator-to-join-Liberals/2006/01/23/1137864841082.html   (590 words)

 What¹s the postcode Pete? McGauran must release N-dump list   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Environment group Friends of the Earth have launched a new initiative calling on Federal science minister Peter McGauran to release the federal governments secret short list of possible sites for a national nuclear waste dump.
Peter McGauran has acknowledged that Puckapunyal and Bandiana were on the list provided to him by the National Store Advisory Committee (NSAC) in April 2003, as was Mulwala on the NSW border.
McGauran claims in an August 24 media release that the NSAC list "has no status and is not relevant to the current process".
www.foe.org.au /mr/mr_26_8_04.htm   (392 words)

 Peter McGauran MP, Australian Government Minister for Science - Media Centre
Peter McGauran MP, Australian Government Minister for Science - Media Centre
The Environmental Biotechnology Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) is supported by $19.5 million from the Australian Government and brings together university and industry partners to carry out research that will improve Australia’s environmental processes and reduce the amount of waste in our community.
Launching the CRC today, Australian Government Science Minister Peter McGauran said the CRC will look at products that control biofilms in water, waste water and water based systems.
www.dest.gov.au /Ministers/Media/McGauran/2003/10/mcg001301003.asp   (260 words)

 Potato Grower Magazine
Newly appointed Australian Agriculture Minister Peter McGauran has offered unprecedented backing for tougher labelling laws so shoppers can easily see if they are buying Australian fruit and vegetables.
McGauran, noting that issues in the horticulture industry were one of his top priorities with his new role, said he wanted consumers to know immediately and unambiguously where products were from.
McGauran's promise followed a horticulture industry crisis summit where attendees were told big supermarket chains were introducing home brand ranges that used cheaper overseas products instead of Australian equivalents.
www.potatogrower.com /?pageID=10&newsID=768   (364 words)

 SeedQuest - Central information website for the global seed industry
Australian Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Peter McGauran said the decision was a breakthrough in a long debate between governments.
Mr McGauran said this was the level used across the European Union and was the strictest level of Australia's major trading partners.
Mr McGauran reiterated that recent detections of GM in Australian canola had been well inside the strict tolerance set by the Ministerial Council.
www.seedquest.com /News/releases/2005/october/13917.htm   (313 words)

 PM urged to dump 'arrogant' McGauran - National - theage.com.au
TWO government backbenchers have urged Prime Minister John Howard to dump Peter McGauran as Agriculture Minister, accusing the Victorian Nationals MP of being arrogant, out of touch and unwilling to take advice.
Mr McGauran rejected the attack as "strange behaviour".
Mr Tuckey said backbenchers did not think Mr McGauran was "suited to deal with agricultural issues" and "a large number" wanted him replaced by Bruce Scott.
www.theage.com.au /news/national/pm-urged-to-dump-arrogant-mcgauran/2006/01/31/1138590502686.html   (555 words)

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McGauran welcomed the proposed standard, developed by Food Standards Australia and New Zealand, which will make it compulsory for the specific country-of-origin labeling to be included on all unpackaged products covered by the standard, and a distinct statement of origin on packaged goods.
McGauran said the proposed standard would be considered at the Australia New Zealand Food Regulation Ministerial Council meeting on October 28.
McGauran pointed out: "To continually update and amend labels to reflect the country of origin of each and every ingredient is impractical and costly for processors, many of which are small and medium businesses in rural Australia.
www.meatnews.com /index.cfm?fuseaction=Article&artNum=10340   (471 words)

 Uni protest: minister's office attacked - National - smh.com.au
Mr McGauran said he had had disagreements in the past with the student union at the local campus of Monash University, and his electorate office windows were covered with anti-VSU stickers during the 2004 election.
Despite strong opposition from student unions to the VSU legislation, which was passed on Friday, Mr McGauran said he was surprised by the extent of the damage to office.
Mr McGauran said he feared other ministers and MPs would be targeted over the VSU legislation.
www.smh.com.au /news/national/uni-protest-ministers-office-attacked/2005/12/12/1134235974560.html   (560 words)

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