Bro. Sir Hubert Ferdinand Opperman OBE (29 May 1904 - 24 April 1996), was an Australian cyclist and politician, whose endurance cycling feats in the 1920s and 1930s earned him international acclaim. Hubert Opperman rode a bicycle from the age of eight, when he was a Post Office messenger, until his 90th birthday. After the war Opperman joined the Liberal Party of Australia and in 1949 was elected to the Parliament of Australia. He served in parliament for 17 years.
The great tragedy today is that whilst the Liberal Party of Australia politicians were eulogising Gough, they were intent on destroying everything that he achieved. Wiping out Medicare, wiping out free education, wiping out the Racial Discrimination Act and more.
(Newspaper Article) "I still live in hope of spin-free politics" by John Hewson, Australian economist, company director and a former politician. He was federal leader of the Liberal Party of Australia from 1990 to 1994 and led the party to defeat at the 1993 federal election. He lost what many had described as "the unloseable election" against Paul Keating. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-05-21/hewson-i-live-in-hope-of-spin-free-politics/5465054
Yeah, whatever. Maybe some liberals are truly concerned about others, but mostly libs just want to control others. They think they know what's best for everyone, and that anyone who disagrees with them is racist, greedy and mean, and if it wasn't for them insisting the gov't take from the some to give to others, the little children would starve in the streets. They refuse to acknowledge their very own policies have expanded poverty, not cured it.
Margaret Battye (9 August 1909 – 16 November 1949) was a Western Australian lawyer who became influential in politics, business, and the legal advancement of women. Battye was the first woman to represent a client and begin a legal practice in Western Australia, and she held a number of roles in the early history of the state's division of the Liberal Party of Australia.