11 March 1983- 5 September 1985
9 May 1989- 3 April 1990
|Preceded by||Bob Hawke|
|Succeeded by||John Howard|
|Born||13 February 1939 |
|Political party||Liberal Party|
Andrew Sharp Peacock AC (born 13 February 1939), is a former Australian Liberal politician. This is a List of Australian Leaders of the Opposition, who in Australian Federal Politics is a Member of Parliament in the Events 1425 BC - Thutmose III, Pharaoh of Egypt, dies (according to the Low Chronology of the 18th Dynasty Year 1983 ( MCMLXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar) Events 1590 - Alexander Farnese 's army forces Henry IV of France to raise the siege of Paris. Year 1985 ( MCMLXXXV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar) Events 1457 BC - Battle of Megiddo (15th century BC between Thutmose III and a large Canaanite coalition under the King of Year 1989 ( MCMLXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar) Events 1043 - Edward the Confessor is crowned King of England. Year 1990 ( MCMXC) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar) Robert James Lee (Bob Hawke, AC (born 9 December 1929 was the 23rd Prime Minister of Australia and longest serving Australian Labor Party Prime Minister See also Howard Government John Winston Howard AC (born 26 July 1939 was the 25th Prime Minister of Australia from 11 March See also Howard Government John Winston Howard AC (born 26 July 1939 was the 25th Prime Minister of Australia from 11 March For the English soldier and regicide see John Hewson (regicide. The Division of Kooyong is an Australian Electoral Division in the state of Victoria. Events 1258 - Baghdad falls to the Mongols, and the Abbasid Caliphate is destroyed Year 1939 ( MCMXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Melbourne ( is the second most populous city in Australia, with a Metropolitan area population of approximately 3 The Liberal Party of Australia is an Australian political party. Order of Australia is an order of chivalry established by Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia on 14 February 1975 "for the purpose of according recognition Events 1258 - Baghdad falls to the Mongols, and the Abbasid Caliphate is destroyed Year 1939 ( MCMXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. The Liberal Party of Australia is an Australian political party. He was a minister in the Gorton, McMahon and Fraser governments, and was federal leader of the Liberal Party of Australia from 1983-1985 and 1989-1990. Sir John Grey Gorton, GCMG, AC, CH (9 September 191119 May 2002 Australian politician was the 19th Prime Minister of Australia. Sir William "Billy" McMahon, GCMG, CH (23 February 1908 31 March 1988 was an Australian Liberal politician and the 20th Prime Minister of John Malcolm Fraser, AC, CH (born 21 May 1930 is an Australian Liberal politician who was the 22nd Prime Minister of Australia. The Liberal Party of Australia is an Australian political party. He is currently Chairman of MFS Limited, a Financial Servies and Property Group based on the Gold Coast, Queensland. Octaviar is the new name of MFS Limited, an Australian diversified investment company in the funds management and financial services sectors Queensland is a state of Australia, occupying the north-eastern corner of the mainland continent
Peacock was born in Melbourne, Victoria, the son of a wealthy company director. Melbourne ( is the second most populous city in Australia, with a Metropolitan area population of approximately 3 He was educated at Scotch College and at the University of Melbourne, where he graduated in law. Scotch College Melbourne (commonly referred to as Scotch) is an independent, Presbyterian, day and Boarding school for boys The University of Melbourne is a Public university located in Melbourne, Victoria. He practised law in Melbourne while making a rapid advance in the Liberal Party. The Liberal Party of Australia is an Australian political party. He was president of the Young Liberals in 1962, and in 1963 he married Susan Rossiter, the daughter of Victorian Liberal MLA Sir John Frederick Rossiter  and Joan Stewart, who was born in 1940. Susan Lady Renouf is an Australian socialite Born Susan Rossiter in 1940 (daughter of Sir John Frederick Rossiter[http //www The Legislative Assembly, or lower house is one of the two chambers of the Parliament of Victoria in Australia They had three daughters. By 1965 he was President of the Victorian Liberal Party.
In 1966 Sir Robert Menzies retired and Peacock succeeded him as MP for Kooyong, in Melbourne's wealthy eastern suburbs. Sir Robert Gordon Menzies, KT, AK, CH, QC (20 December 1894 - 15 May 1978 Australian politician was the twelfth person to serve The Division of Kooyong is an Australian Electoral Division in the state of Victoria. In 1969 he was appointed Minister for the Army , and in this role played a minor part in the drama which brought down Prime Minister John Gorton in 1971. The current Minister for Defence of Australia is Joel Fitzgibbon. Sir John Grey Gorton, GCMG, AC, CH (9 September 191119 May 2002 Australian politician was the 19th Prime Minister of Australia. In 1972 William McMahon made him Minister for Territories, in charge of Australia's colonial possession, Papua New Guinea, where he was responsible for bringing in self government. Sir William "Billy" McMahon, GCMG, CH (23 February 1908 31 March 1988 was an Australian Liberal politician and the 20th Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea (or ˈpæpjuːə in Tok Pisin: Papua Niugini) officially the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, is a country in Oceania 
When the Liberals went into opposition in December 1972, Peacock became a senior member of the Liberal frontbench. As a party moderate, he was a supporter of the new leader, Billy Snedden. Sir Billy Mackie Snedden KCMG QC (31 December 1926 27 June 1987 was an Australian politician representing the Liberal Party. When Snedden lost the 1974 election, Peacock began to be seen as a leadership candidate, but it was Malcolm Fraser who took the initiative and deposed Snedden in 1975. John Malcolm Fraser, AC, CH (born 21 May 1930 is an Australian Liberal politician who was the 22nd Prime Minister of Australia. Fraser made Peacock foreign affairs spokesperson, and when Fraser led the Liberals back to power in December 1975 he became Minister for Foreign Affairs, aged 36. In the Government of Australia, the Minister for Foreign Affairs is responsible for overseeing the international diplomacy section of the Department of Foreign Affairs and
Peacock served as Foreign Minister until 1980, acquiring a reputation as an international playboy, particularly through his well-publicised relationship with Shirley MacLaine (his marriage had by this time ended in divorce). Shirley MacLaine (born April 24, 1934) is an American Academy Award -winning Film and Theater Actress, well-known He had a number of acrimonious disputes with Fraser, particularly over the recognition of the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia. The Khmer Rouge (ខ្មែរក្រហម Kmae Krɑhɑɑm was the Communist ruling political party of Cambodia &mdashwhich it renamed The Kingdom of Cambodia ( formerly known as Kampuchea (, transliterated: Preăh Réachéanachâkr Kâmpŭchea) is a country in South East After the 1980 election he asked for a change of portfolio, and Fraser made him Minister for Industrial Relations. In April 1981 he suddenly resigned, accusing Fraser of constant interference in his portfolio. Fraser called a party meeting and defeated Peacock's challenge to his leadership.
In November 1982 when Phillip Lynch resigned from politics, John Howard succeeded him as Deputy Leader, and Peacock was brought back into cabinet as Minister for Industry and Commerce. Sir Phillip Reginald Lynch KCMG ( 27 July, 1933 - June 19, 1984) was an Australian Liberal politician See also Howard Government John Winston Howard AC (born 26 July 1939 was the 25th Prime Minister of Australia from 11 March The current Minister for Innovation Industry Science and Research is Kim Carr, appointed on 3 December 2007.
Fraser's government was defeated in the March 1983 election by the Labor Party under Bob Hawke, and Peacock contested the party leadership after Fraser's resignation. Background The coalition government led by Malcolm Fraser had to contend with a parlous economic situation with high inflation and high unemployment Robert James Lee (Bob Hawke, AC (born 9 December 1929 was the 23rd Prime Minister of Australia and longest serving Australian Labor Party Prime Minister He defeated Howard, who remained as Deputy Leader.
As Opposition Leader Peacock faced an uphill battle against the hugely popular Hawke. At the 1984 election he was given little chance of winning, and in fact he performed better than expected by reducing Hawke's majority. Nevertheless the conservative faction of the party led by Howard now began to plot against Peacock. In September 1985, Peacock tried to engineer Howard's replacement as Deputy Leader by John Moore, but the manoeuvre backfired when the party room supported Howard, and Peacock resigned. John Colinton Moore AO (born 16 November 1936) Australian politician was a Liberal member of the Australian House of Representatives Howard then assumed the leadership and appointed Peacock shadow Foreign Minister.
Howard lost the 1987 election to Hawke, and Peacock was elected Deputy Leader in a show of party unity. Federal elections were held in Australia on 11 July 1987 following the granting of a double dissolution on 5 June by the Governor-General Sir But Peacock's supporters began to plot against Howard, and in May 1989 they mounted a party room coup which returned Peacock to the leadership. Peacock, now 50, cultivated a new mature image, enhanced by a second marriage to Margaret St George. Hawke's aggressive Treasurer, Paul Keating, ridiculed him by asking: "Can the soufflé rise twice?" and calling him "all feathers and no meat. Paul John Keating (born 18 January 1944 was the 24th Prime Minister of Australia, from 1991 to 1996 "
On March 18, 1990, Peacock was interviewed by journalist Laurie Oakes on the television program Sunday, regarding his stance on the Multifunction Polis (MFP), a proposal to build a Japanese funded technology city in Australia. Laurie Oakes (born August 14, 1943, Newcastle, New South Wales) is an Australian political Journalist and commentator Sunday was an Australian current affairs and arts program broadcast nationally every Sunday morning on the Nine Network Australia. The Multifunction Polis (MFP was a controversial concept first proposed in 1987 to build a new technology city with a population of 100000 in Australia. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics.  Peacock attacked the MFP concept, saying it would become an Asian "enclave".  According to Roy Morgan Research, Peacock's attack on the MFP did not help him politically, and the Labor Party used the issue to highlight division within the Liberal Party, as John Elliott and others supported the MFP. Roy Morgan Research is an Australian Market research company headquartered in Melbourne, Victoria; it was founded in 1941 by Roy Morgan its Executive John Dormer Elliott (born 3 October 1941) is a prominent Australian Businessman, former president of the Liberal Party, and former  The following day, The Australian newspaper ran a headline titled Peacock a 'danger in the Lodge'. The Australian, also referred to as The Oz, is a Broadsheet Newspaper published in Australia Monday through Saturday each '
Although Hawke's government was in political trouble, with record high interest rates and a financial crisis in Victoria, Peacock failed to defeat Hawke at the 1990 election. Peacock resigned after the elections. He became Shadow Attorney General (1990-92) and Shadow Trade Minister (1992-93) under the new leader, Dr John Hewson. For the English soldier and regicide see John Hewson (regicide. He returned to Foreign Affairs when Hewson lost the 1993 election to Keating. He retained Foreign Affairs when Hewson was displaced by Alexander Downer. Alexander John Gosse Downer (born 9 September 1951 is an Australian Liberal politician who was Foreign Minister of Australia from March 1996 to December
In September 1994, however, Peacock recognised that his time in politics was up, and resigned from Parliament. John Colinton Moore AO (born 16 November 1936) Australian politician was a Liberal member of the Australian House of Representatives When Howard became Prime Minister in 1996, he appointed Peacock as the Australian Ambassador to the United States. This is a list of Australian Ambassadors to the United States.  Since the end of this appointment in 1999, Peacock has largely lived in the US. In 2002 he married Penne Percy Korth, a Washington, D. C. society figure and former Ambassador. Mid way through 2002 Peacock joined Boeing Australia Holdings as President of Boeing Australia.
On the 20th of December 2006, Peacock announced his retirement from Boeing Australia Holdings, effective at the end of February 2007. February 2007 is the second month of the year It began on a Thursday and 28 days later ended on a Wednesday.
Peacock was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia in 1997. Order of Australia is an order of chivalry established by Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia on 14 February 1975 "for the purpose of according recognition For his role in bringing in New Guinea independence, Peacock was appointed a Chief Grand Companion of the Order of Logohu in 2006. The Papua New Guinea honours system is the main system of honouring citizens of Papua New Guinea for their services to that country 
|Minister for the Army|
1969 – 1972
|Minister for External Territories|
|Minister for Environment|
|Minister for Foreign Affairs|
1975 – 1980
|Minister for Industrial Relations|
1980 – 1981
|Minister for Industry and Commerce|
1982 – 1983
|Parliament of Australia|
|Member for Kooyong|
1966 – 1994
|Party political offices|
|Leader of the Liberal Party of Australia|
1983 – 1985
|Leader of the Liberal Party of Australia|
1989 – 1990
|Australian Ambassador to the United States|
1996 – 1999
|NAME||Peacock, Andrew Sharp|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||Australian politician|
|DATE OF BIRTH||13 February 1939|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|
|DATE OF DEATH||living|
|PLACE OF DEATH|