Laidlaw, Diana

Also known as
Laidlaw, Diana Vivienne (1951-)
Field of activity
Parliamentarian
Libraries Australia
http://nla.gov.au/anbd.aut-an36022037
NLA Persistent Identifier
http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-603373

Biographies

The Hon. Diana Laidlaw was a Member of the South Australia Legislative Council for over 20 years. During that time she was Minister for Transport (1995-1997); Transport and Urban Planning (1997-2002); The Arts (1993-2002); the Status of Women (1993-2002). Prior to entering Parliament Laidlaw was an assistant to both a State Minister and Federal Parliamentarians.

  • 1973 Position with Potters Partners
  • 1975 - 1979 Assistant to Federal Parliamentarians
  • 1979 - 1982 Assistant to State Minister
  • 1982 - 1986 South Australian representative to the Australia Fund
  • 1982 - 6 June 2003 Liberal Member of the South Australian Legislative Council
  • 1984 - Member of the South Australian Board for the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Trust for Young Australians
  • 1985 - Vice-president of Sturt Football Club
  • 1986 Participant at His Royal Highness Duke of Edinburgh Sixth Commonwealth Study Conference
  • 1986 - 1990 Senior Vice-President of the Commonwealth Club (Adelaide)
  • 1986 - 1991 National Director of the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Trust for Young Australians
  • 1986 - 1993 South Australian Shadow Minister for Tourism
  • 1988 Delegation Leader of the Australian Political Exchange Programme to China
  • 1991 - Patron of the Handknitters Guild of South Australia
  • 1992 - 1993 South Australian Shadow Minister for Transport, Marine, Arts and Cultural Heritage, Status of Women and Local Government
  • 1993 - 1997 South Australian Minister for Transport
  • 1993 - 2002 South Australian Minister for the Status of Women
  • 1993 - 2002 South Australian Minister for The Arts
  • 1994 - Patron of the Australian Institute of Traffic Planning and Management
  • 1994 - Patron of the Surf Life Saving Club of South Australia
  • 1994 - Patron of the South Australian Society of Model and Experimental Engineers
  • 1994 - Patron of the Victor Harbor Horse and Tram Society
  • 1994 Patron of the Independent Theatre Inc.
  • 1997 - Member of the Chartered Institute of Transport Australia Inc.
  • 1997 Patron of the Food and Wine Writers Festival
  • 1997 - 2002 South Australian Minister for Transport and Urban Planning

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Resources for Diana Laidlaw

Selected resources (5)

Australian Women's Register

  1. Wanted: someone like I was 20 years agoAdvertiser 6 : Wanted: someone like I was 20 years ago
    Kelton, Greg
  2. Who's Who in Australia 2004
    [2004]
    Published: Crown Content
  3. State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana: Farewell to Frances Awcock [sound recording] (29 July 1997)
    A recording of the function in the West Wing of the Art Gallery of South Australia on 29 July 1997 to farewell Fran Awcock, the Director of the State Library of South Australia, 1991-1997. Peter Wylie, Chairman of the Libraries Board of South Australia speaks on behalf of the Board; Elizabeth Ho, Associate Director, on behalf of staff; Alan Brissenden, President of the Friends of the State Library, on behalf of the Friends; and Rosemary Craddock, Mayor of Walkerville, on behalf of the Local Government Association. After Fran Awcock's response, the Minister for the Arts, Diana Laidlaw, proposes a toast.
    OH 433
  4. State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana: New State Library Party, Mortlock Chamber, State Library of South Australia [sound recording] (22 November 2000)
    A recording of the proceedings of the party held to commemorate the beginning of the redevelopment of the State Library of South Australia, held in the newly emptied chamber of the Mortlock Library (Jervois Building). The event commences with music from the Four Seasons String Quartet. Bronwyn Halliday, Director of the State Library, welcomes guests, talks about the vision for the new State Library and introduces the speakers: Geoffrey Coles, Deputy Chair of the Libraries Board; The Hon. Diana Laidlaw MLC, Minister for the Arts, who talks about the commitment of the Government to the new Library and the future of the Mortlock Chamber; Valmai Hankel, Senior Rare Books Librarian, who shares memories and anecdotes from staff and introduces the choir, Flight of Ideas. Bronwyn Halliday closes the formal proceedings.
    OH 591
  5. State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana: Launch of the second stage of The Honoured Women Oral History Project [sound recording] (7 March 2000)
    A recording of the launch of the second stage of the State Library of South Australia's Honoured Women Oral History Project in the Lecture Theatre of the Institute Building. Bronwyn Halliday, Director of the State Library, chairs the launch and introduces the Hon. Diana Laidlaw MLC, Minister for the Status of Women, and Beth Robertson, Manager, Audio-Visual Project Team, State Library. The Minister reflects on the project's instigation and in particular her annual luncheon for new women recipients of Australia Day and Queen's Birthday honours. Ms Robertson explains the focus of the project and promotes the Library's J D Somerville Oral History Collection that now contains a substantial archive about women's community service. She plays excerpts from Honoured Women interviews. Speeches and an interview excerpt include references to recently deceased Dame Roma Mitchell. Pianist Stella Panozzo plays before and after the speeches. Speech notes for Bronwyn Halliday and Beth Robertson with interview excerpt transcripts available (7 pages.)
    OH 568

Resources by Diana Laidlaw (9)

  1. Women in small business in targeted rural regions of South Australia / a report by the South Australian Women's Advisory Council to the Minister for the Status of Women, Diana Laidlaw ; [researchers and authors, Elspeth McInnes and Tony Stanger]
    McInnes, Elspeth Margaret
    [ Book : 1996 ]
    At 8 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 6.978)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 6.978)

  2. A report identifying strategies to encourage, promote and support arts and cultural development in South Australia / prepared by the Arts & Development Task Force for the Minister for the Arts the Hon Diana Laidlaw
    South Australia. Arts and Cultural Development Task Force
    [ Book : 1994 ]
    At 6 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 6.109)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 6.109)

  3. System improvement program : outline : planning and development assessment issues arising from the Halliday customer survey
    Laidlaw, Diana
    [ Book : 1999 ]
    At 2 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 2.094)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 2.094)

  4. Liberal Party position paper on child abuse : directions for the future
    Liberal Party of Australia. South Australian Division
    [ Book : 1986 ]
    At State Library S Aust
    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 1.525)

    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 1.525)

  5. Report of the Select Committee of the Legislative Council on a Proposed Sale of Land at Carrick Hill
    South Australia. Parliament. Legislative Council. Select Committee of the Legislative Council on a Proposed Sale of Land at Carrick Hill
    [ Article : 1997 ]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 1.307)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 1.307)

  6. New State Library Party, Mortlock Chamber, State Library of South Australia
    Halliday, Bronwyn
    [ Sound : 2000 ]
    At State Library S Aust
    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 1.288)

    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 1.288)

  7. Farewell to Frances Awcock
    Awcock, Frances
    [ Sound : 1997 ]
    At State Library S Aust
    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 1.117)

    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 1.117)

  8. Launch of the second stage of The Honoured Women Oral History Project
    Halliday, Bronwyn
    [ Sound : 2000 ]
    At State Library S Aust
    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 1.095)

    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 1.095)

  9. [Collection of eight articles on the state of transport in Australia's states and territories]
    Smyth, Brendan; Scully, Carl; Palmer, Mick; Bredhauer, Steve; Laidlaw, Diana; Lennon, Paul; Batchelor, Peter; Criddle, Murray
    Australian Transport Review
    [ Article : 2001 ]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 0.993)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 0.993)

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  1. Women, power & politics : an international conference to advance the rights of women and their role in politics, 8-11 October 1994, Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, South Australia
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