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Laidlaw, Diana Vivienne (1951 - )

Hon.

Born
2 September 1951
Occupation
Parliamentarian

Summary

The Hon. Diana Laidlaw was a Member of the South Australia Legislative Council for over 20 years. During that time she was Minister for Transport (1995-1997); Transport and Urban Planning (1997-2002); The Arts (1993-2002); the Status of Women (1993-2002). Prior to entering Parliament Laidlaw was an assistant to both a State Minister and Federal Parliamentarians.

Details

Events

1973
Position with Potters Partners
1975 - 1979
Assistant to Federal Parliamentarians
1979 - 1982
Assistant to State Minister
1982 - 1986
South Australian representative to the Australia Fund
1982 - 6 June 2003
Liberal Member of the South Australian Legislative Council
1984 -
Member of the South Australian Board for the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Trust for Young Australians
1985 -
Vice-president of Sturt Football Club
1986
Participant at His Royal Highness Duke of Edinburgh Sixth Commonwealth Study Conference
1986 - 1990
Senior Vice-President of the Commonwealth Club (Adelaide)
1986 - 1991
National Director of the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Trust for Young Australians
1986 - 1993
South Australian Shadow Minister for Tourism
1988
Delegation Leader of the Australian Political Exchange Programme to China
1991 -
Patron of the Handknitters Guild of South Australia
1992 - 1993
South Australian Shadow Minister for Transport, Marine, Arts and Cultural Heritage, Status of Women and Local Government
1993 - 1997
South Australian Minister for Transport
1993 - 2002
South Australian Minister for the Status of Women
1993 - 2002
South Australian Minister for The Arts
1994 -
Patron of the Australian Institute of Traffic Planning and Management
1994 -
Patron of the Surf Life Saving Club of South Australia
1994 -
Patron of the South Australian Society of Model and Experimental Engineers
1994 -
Patron of the Victor Harbor Horse and Tram Society
1994
Patron of the Independent Theatre Inc.
1997 -
Member of the Chartered Institute of Transport Australia Inc.
1997
Patron of the Food and Wine Writers Festival
1997 - 2002
South Australian Minister for Transport and Urban Planning

Sources used to compile this entry: Who's Who in Australia 2004, 40 edn, Crown Content, North Melbourne, 2004; http://www.sa.liberal.org.au/default.asp?Menu=Diana_Laidlaw accessed 2004-05-03.

Archival resources

State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana

  • Farewell to Frances Awcock [sound recording], 29 July 1997, OH 433; State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana. Details
  • Launch of the second stage of The Honoured Women Oral History Project [sound recording], 7 March 2000, OH 568; State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana. Details
  • New State Library Party, Mortlock Chamber, State Library of South Australia [sound recording], 22 November 2000, OH 591; State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana. Details

Anne Heywood

Site-wide information and acknowledgements

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