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Percy Spender
Sir Percy Claude Spender KCVO KBE QC (5 October 1897 – 3 May 1985), was an Australian politician, diplomat and judge. He served in the House of Representatives from 1937 to 1951, including as a cabinet minister under Robert Menzies
Robert Menzies
and Arthur Fadden. He was later Ambassador to the United States (1951–1958) and a member of the International Court of Justice
International Court of Justice
(1958–1967).[1]Contents1 Early life 2 Politics 3 Later life 4 Marriages and family 5 Honours 6 References 7 External linksEarly life[edit] Spender was born in Sydney and educated at Fort Street High School
Fort Street High School
and later the University of Sydney. He joined the Commonwealth Public Service in 1915
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The Honourable
The prefix The Honourable or The Honorable (abbreviated to The Hon., Hon. or formerly The Hon'ble—the latter term is still used in South Asia) is a style that is used before the names of certain classes of people. It is considered to be an honorific styling, and it is only used for living people. American protocol expert Robert Hickey says, "The courtesy title The Honorable is used when addressing or listing the name of a living person. When the name of a deceased person is listed it is just (Full Name) + Office Held."[1] The 2016 Bloomsbury guide to titles and forms of address states that the title 'honourable' in English speaking countries is "held for life or during tenure of office."[2] The New York Times Manual of Style and Usage by Allan M. Siegal (1999), p
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Coalition (Australia)
The Coalition (or Liberal–National Coalition) is an alliance of centre-right political parties that forms one of the two major groupings in Australian federal politics. Its main opponent is the Australian Labor Party, and the two are often regarded as operating in a two-party system. The Coalition has been in government since the 2013 federal election, led by Malcolm Turnbull
Malcolm Turnbull
as Prime Minister of Australia
Australia
since 2015. The two partners in the Coalition are the Liberal Party and the National Party (previously known as the Country Party and National Country Party). The parties have different voter bases, with the Liberals – the larger party – drawing most of their vote from urban areas and the Nationals operating almost exclusively in rural and regional areas. They occupy a broadly similar place on the political spectrum, although certain ideologies are more prevalent in each party
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United Australia Party
The United Australia
Australia
Party (UAP) was an Australian political party that was founded in 1931 and dissolved in 1945. It was the political successor to the Nationalist Party of Australia
Nationalist Party of Australia
(1917–1931) and was succeeded by the Liberal Party of Australia
Liberal Party of Australia
(1945) as the main conservative party
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Knight Commander Of The Royal Victorian Order
The Royal Victorian Order
Royal Victorian Order
(French: Ordre royal de Victoria)[n 1] is a dynastic order of knighthood established in 1896 by Queen Victoria. It recognises distinguished personal service to the monarch of the Commonwealth realms,[1] members of the monarch's family, or to any viceroy or senior representative of the monarch.[2][3] The present monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, is the Sovereign of the order, its motto is Victoria, and its official day is 20 June.[n 2] The order's chapel is the Savoy Chapel
Savoy Chapel
in London. There is no limit on the number honoured at any grade,[1] and admission remains at the sole discretion of the monarch,[1] with each of the order's five grades and one medal with three levels representing different levels of service
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Alma Mater
Alma mater
Alma mater
(Latin: alma "nourishing/kind", mater "mother"; pl. [rarely used] almae matres) is an allegorical Latin
Latin
phrase for a university or college. In English, this is largely a U.S. usage referring to a school or university from which an individual has graduated or to a song or hymn associated with a school.[1] The phrase is variously translated as "nourishing mother", "nursing mother", or "fostering mother", suggesting that a school provides intellectual nourishment to its students.[2] Fine arts will often depict educational institutions using a robed woman as a visual metaphor. Before its current usage, Alma mater
Alma mater
was an honorific title for various Latin
Latin
mother goddesses, especially Ceres or Cybele,[3] and later in Catholicism for the Virgin Mary
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University Of Sydney
Red, Yellow & Blue                 Affiliations Group of Eight, APRU, ASAIHL, AAUN, ACU, WUNWebsite sydney.edu.auThe University of Sydney
Sydney
(informally, USyd or USYD) is an Australian public research university in Sydney, Australia. Founded in 1850, it was Australia's first university and is regarded as one of the world's leading universities. It is ranked as the world's 50th most reputable university.[3] Its graduates are ranked as the 4th most employable in the world and 1st in Australia.[4] The university comprises 16 faculties and schools, through which it offers bachelor, master and doctoral degrees. In 2014 it had 33,505 undergraduate and 19,284 graduate students.[2] The university is colloquially known as one of Australia's sandstone universities
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Australian Public Service
The Australian Public Service
Australian Public Service
(APS) is the federal civil service of the Commonwealth of Australia
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New South Wales
New South Wales
Wales
(abbreviated as NSW) is a state on the east coast of Australia. It borders Queensland
Queensland
to the north, Victoria to the south, and South Australia
Australia
to the west. Its coast borders the Tasman Sea
Tasman Sea
to the east. The Australian Capital Territory
Australian Capital Territory
is an enclave within the state. New South Wales' state capital is Sydney, which is also Australia's most populous city. In March 2017[update], the population of New South Wales
Wales
was over 7.8 million,[9] making it Australia's most populous state
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Bar Association
A bar association is a professional association of lawyers. Some bar associations are responsible for the regulation of the legal profession in their jurisdiction; others are professional organizations dedicated to serving their members; in many cases, they are both. In many Commonwealth jurisdictions, the bar association comprises lawyers who are qualified as barristers or advocates in particular, versus solicitors (see bar council). Membership in bar associations may be mandatory or optional for practicing attorneys, depending on jurisdiction.Contents1 Etymology 2 In Commonwealth jurisdictions2.1 Canada 2.2 India 2.3 Pakistan3 In the United States3.1 Mandatory, integrated, or unified bar associations 3.2 Voluntary bar associations 3.3 Judges4 See also 5 References 6 External linksEtymology[edit] Main article: Bar (law) The use of the term bar to mean "the whole body of lawyers, the legal profession" comes ultimately from English custom
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Vice-President Of The Executive Council
A vice president (in British English: vice-president for governments and director for businesses) is an officer in government or business who is below a president (managing director) in rank. It can also refer to executive vice presidents, signifying that the VP is on the executive branch of the government, university or company. The name comes from the Latin
Latin
vice meaning "in place of".[1] In some countries, the vice president is called the deputy president. In everyday speech, the abbreviation VP can be used.Contents1 In government 2 In business2.1 Hierarchy of vice presidents 2.2 Expanded use3 Usage in other organizations 4 References 5 Further reading 6 External linksIn government[edit] See also: List of current vice presidents In government, a vice president is a person whose primary responsibility is to act in place of the president on the event of the president's death, resignation or incapacity
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Billy Hughes
William Morris Hughes, CH, KC (25 September 1862 – 28 October 1952) was an Australian politician who served as the seventh Prime Minister of Australia, in office from 1915 to 1923. He is best known for leading the country during World War I, but his influence on national politics spanned several decades. Hughes was a member of parliament from 1901 until his death, the only person to have served for more than 50 years. He represented six political parties during his career, leading five, outlasting four, and being expelled from three. Hughes was born in London
London
to Welsh parents. He immigrated to Australia at the age of 22, and became involved in the fledgling labour movement. He was elected to the New South Wales
New South Wales
Legislative Assembly in 1894, as a member of the Labor Party, and then transferred to the new federal parliament in 1901
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Darlinghurst, New South Wales
Darlinghurst
Darlinghurst
is an inner-city, eastern suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Darlinghurst
Darlinghurst
is located immediately east of the Sydney
Sydney
central business district (CBD) and Hyde Park, within the local government area of the City of Sydney.[2] Darlinghurst
Darlinghurst
is a densely populated suburb with the majority of residents living in apartments or terraced houses
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Minister For Home Affairs (Australia)
The Australian Minister for Home Affairs is a ministerial portfolio formed at the Federation of Australia
Federation of Australia
and has undergone numerous changes in ministerial responsibility since 1901
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Commonwealth Of Nations
The Commonwealth
Commonwealth
of Nations[2] (formerly the British Commonwealth),[3][1] also known as simply the Commonwealth, is an intergovernmental organisation of 53 member states that are mostly former territories of the British Empire.[4] The Commonwealth
Commonwealth
operates by intergovernmental consensus of the member states, organised through the Commonwealth Secretariat and non-governmental organisations, organised through the Commonwealth
Commonwealth
Foundation.[5] The Commonwealth
Commonwealth
dates back to the mid-20th century with the decolonisation of the British Empire
British Empire
through increased self-governance of its territories
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Colombo
Colombo
Colombo
(/kəˈlʌmboʊ/; Sinhalese: කොළඹ Kolamba, pronounced [ˈkəlɐmbɞ]; Tamil: கொழும்பு, translit. Koḻumpu) is the commercial capital[3] and largest city of Sri Lanka. According to the Brookings Institution, Colombo metropolitan area has a population of 5.6 million,[4][5][6][7] and 752,993[2] in the city proper. It is the financial centre of the island and a popular tourist destination. It is located on the west coast of the island and adjacent to the Greater Colombo
Greater Colombo
area which includes Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, the legislative capital of Sri Lanka and Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia. Colombo
Colombo
is often referred to as the capital since Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
is within the urban area of, and a suburb of, Colombo
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