The Hon Lionel Keith Murphy QC
Senator for New South Wales – Australian Labor Party.
Elected to the Senate for New South Wales 1961 (term began 1.7.1962) and 1967.
Attorney-General from 19.12.1972.
Minister for Customs and Excise from 19.12.1972.
Leader of the Government in the Senate from 19.12.1972.
Senate representative on the Council of the Australian National University from 25.11.1969 to 13.3.1973.
Member, Senate Committee on Disputed Returns and Qualifications from 4.3.1964 to 31.10.1966.
Member, Senate Standing Orders Committee from 21.5.1969.
Member, Senate Privileges Committee from 25.11.1969.
Member, House Committee from 28.2.1971.
Member, Senate Standing Committee on Constitutional and Legal Affairs from 6.10.1971.
Member, Joint Select Committee on Parliamentary and Government Publications 1962-64.
Member, Joint Select Committee on the New and Permanent Parliament House from 18.3.1969 until dissolution of committee 8.4.1970.
Member, Senate Select Committee on Foreign Ownership and Control from 2.2.1972 to 26.2.1973
Visits and Conferences:
Delegate to the United Nations Conference on Human Rights, Teheran, 1968.
Attended Commonwealth Law Ministers Conference, London, January 1973.
Visited the United States; officially represented the Prime Minister at the funeral of former U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson, Washington, January 1973.
Visited France for Ministerial discussions on the proposed French nuclear tests in the Pacific, April 1973.
Visited the Netherlands to present Australia’s case to the International Court of Justice at The Hague against the proposed French nuclear tests in the Pacific, May 1973.
Parliamentary: Leader of the Opposition in the Senate from 8.2.1967 to 5.12.1972.
Other: Member, Federal Executive and Federal Conference of the A.L.P. since 1967.
Chairman, A.L.P. Legal and Constitutional Committee since 1967.
Chairman, A.L.P. Arts and Media Committee since 1970.
Born 31.8.1922 at Sydney, New South Wales.
Qualifications, Occupation and Interests before entering Federal Parliament:
B.Sc. (Hons.), LL.B. (Hons.) (Syd.).
Queen’s Counsel since 1960.
Member, Australian Executive, International Commission of Jurists from 1963.