HON JOHN HARMAN- CONDOLENCE MOTION
HON E.J. CHARLTON (Agricultural - Minister for Transport) [3.43 pm]: I move -
That this House record its sincere regret at the death of Hon John Harman, and tender its profound sympathy to his family.
John Harman was born at Bassendean on 22 March 1932, and was educated at York Convent, St Patrick's Boys School and St Charles Seminary. He joined the Public Service as a junior clerk in the Lands and Surveys Department in 1950, and later joined the Native Welfare Department, where he served from 1952 to 1968 at Broome, Derby, Port Hedland, Kellerberrin, Kalgoorlie and Perth.
John Harman was a member of the Australian Labor Party from 1960 and was elected to Parliament as member for Maylands on 23 March 1968. He remained a member of Parliament for the next 18 years, until 8 February 1986. John concentrated during his maiden parliamentary speech, as one would expect from his working background, on native title and land rights for Aborigines. He referred also to housing and land prices and the federal pastoral award.
John Harman was government Whip from 1971 to 1973, and Minister for Labour, Immigration, Prices Control and Consumer Protection from 1973 to 1974. John was elected Speaker of the Legislative Assembly on 22 March 1983 and served in that position until his retirement in February 1986. John also served as a member and later as the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee from 20 July 1970 until 24 May 1973. John Harman was also a member