Frank Walker (Australian politician), Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Frank Walker (Australian politician)

Australian politician

Date of Birth: 07-Jul-1942

Place of Birth: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Date of Death: 12-Jun-2012

Profession: judge, politician, barrister

Nationality: Australia

Zodiac Sign: Cancer


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About Frank Walker (Australian politician)

  • Francis John Walker, QC (7 July 1942 – 12 June 2012) was an Australian politician and judge.
  • He was a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly representing Georges River between 1970 and 1988 and subsequently a member of the Australian House of Representatives representing Robertson between 1990 and 1996, both for the Australian Labor Party.
  • During his parliamentary careers, Walker held a range of ministerial responsibilities.
  • He was the first New South Wales Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and was responsible for some of the first legislation that recognized the obligation to financially compensate indigenous Australians for the loss of their land.
  • He has been given credit for achieving one of the first big breakthroughs in the protection of Australia's natural environment, the saving of the Terania Creek rainforest.

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