Barry Jones (ALP)

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The Hon. Barry O. Jones has been a director of CARE Australia since 1992.

"The Hon Dr Barry Jones is a writer, broadcaster and former Labor member of both the State and Federal parliaments. He was Australia's longest serving Science Minister (1983-90) and served as National President of the Australian Labor Party from 1992 to 2000 and again in 2005-06.

"He is the only person to have been elected as a Fellow of all four Australian learned academies: Technological Sciences and Engineering in 1992, the Humanities in 1993, Science in 1996 and Social Sciences in 2003. He was also a member of the Executive Board of UNESCO in Paris (1991-95), Vice-President of the World Heritage Committee (1995-96) and a consultant for the OECD. He now serves on six medical research boards and the board of CARE Australia.

"In 1998, he became a Living National Treasure and received a John Curtin Medal in 2001." [1]

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  1. A Thinking Reed, Labor Herald, accessed March 31, 2008.
  2. Patrons List, A Just Australia, accessed March 19, 2008.