Gareth Evans (politician)

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Gareth Evans

Gareth John Evans AC QC (born 5 September 1944) is an Australian politician, academic and lawyer. He is a member of the Labor Party. From 1978 to 1996, Evans was a Senator for Victoria.

Evans was Leader of the Government in the Senate from 1993 to 1996. He served as a cabinet minister in the Hawke and Keating governments from 1983 to 1996 as Attorney-General (1983–1984), Minister for Resources and Energy (1984–1987), Minister for Transport and Communications (1987–1988) and most notably as Minister for Foreign Affairs (1988–1996). He was also a member of the House of Representatives for the Division of Holt from 1996 to 1999. He was the deputy leader of the Labor Party and the Opposition from 1998 to 1999.

After leaving politics, Evans was president and chief executive officer of the International Crisis Group from 2000 to 2009. He also served as chancellor of the Australian National University (ANU) from 2010 to 2019.[1]

Evans was born in Melbourne, Victoria. He married Merran in 1969. The couple have two children.[2]

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  1. Bolton, Robert (1 August 2019). "Julie Bishop to replace Gareth Evans as ANU chancellor". The Australian Financial Review. Retrieved 23 February 2020.
  2. "Gareth Evans – Biography". Retrieved 23 February 2020.

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