Don Chipp, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Don Chipp

Australian politician

Date of Birth: 21-Aug-1925

Place of Birth: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Date of Death: 28-Aug-2006

Profession: politician, Australian rules footballer

Nationality: Australia

Zodiac Sign: Leo

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About Don Chipp

  • Donald Leslie Chipp, AO (21 August 1925 – 28 August 2006) was an Australian politician who was the inaugural leader of the Australian Democrats, leading the party from 1977 to 1986.
  • He began his career as a member of the Liberal Party, winning election to the House of Representatives in 1960 and serving as a government minister for a cumulative total of six years.
  • Chipp left the Liberals in 1977 to help create a new party, the Democrats, and famously promised to "keep the bastards honest".
  • He won election to the Senate later that year, and led the party at four federal elections; after 1983 it held the sole balance of power in the Senate.

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