Ken Wriedt

Ken Wriedt

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Kenneth Shaw "Ken" Wriedt was an Australian politician and minister in the Whitlam government. Wriedt was born in Melbourne, of Danish ancestry. His early life included time spent as a seaman. He was elected as an Australian Labor Party Senator for Tasmania at the 1967 Senate election. When the Whitlam government won office at the December 1972 election, Wriedt became Minister for Primary Industry. In June 1974 his portfolio was renamed Agriculture. On 14 October 1975, Rex Connor was obliged to resign as Minister for Minerals and Energy, as a result of the Loans Affair, and Wriedt was appointed in his place. Nevertheless, he served less than a month in this position, because the government was dismissed on 11 November. Wriedt remained in the Senate until his resignation in September 1980 to contest the House of Representatives seat of Denison at the 1980 federal election; he was defeated by sitting Liberal MP Michael Hodgmanshow more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 127g
  • Bellum Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6133997265
  • 9786133997264