Negus, Sydney Ambrose (1912-1986)

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Negus, S. A. (1912-1986)
Negus, S. A. (Sydney Ambrose) (1912-1986)
Negus, Sydney, (Sydney Ambrose) (1912-1986)
Negus, Sydney (1912-1986)
Negus, Sydney Ambrose
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Past Member of the Australian Federal Parliament; Senator; Senator for Western Australia
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Senator for Western Australia, 1971–74 (Independent)

Sydney Ambrose Negus, a somewhat quixotic figure, thus announced his intention to use membership of the Senate to further a campaign in the public interest. Standing as an independent on the single issue of death duties, he had easily won the fifth Senate seat for Western Australia at the elections of 21 November 1970. His election was as much a surprise to himself as to others.

A few months earlier, aged fifty-eight and on sick leave from his employment as a building supervisor with BP Australia, he had begun thinking of what the future held. In particular, he focused on the financial situation in which his wife might find herself at his demise. With some difficulty he discovered that death duties, levied by both  state and federal governments, could severely diminish his estate. He decided to find out the extent to which others in the community had been similarly affected. Advertisements placed in a local newspaper brought him a flood of letters containing instances of hardship resulting from the requirement to pay probate (state) or estate (federal) duties. From this grew his determination to campaign to make people aware of the situation and to work for its abolition.[1]

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Senator for Western Australia, 1971–74 (Independent)

Sydney Ambrose Negus, a somewhat quixotic figure, thus announced his intention to use membership of the Senate to further a campaign in the public interest. Standing as an independent on the single issue of death duties, he had easily won the fifth Senate seat for Western Australia at the elections of 21 November 1970. His election was as much a surprise to himself as to others.

A few months earlier, aged fifty-eight and on sick leave from his employment as a building supervisor with BP Australia, he had begun thinking of what the future held. In particular, he focused on the financial situation in which his wife might find herself at his demise. With some difficulty he discovered that death duties, levied by both  state and federal governments, could severely diminish his estate. He decided to find out the extent to which others in the community had been similarly affected. Advertisements placed in a local newspaper brought him a flood of letters containing instances of hardship resulting from the requirement to pay probate (state) or estate (federal) duties. From this grew his determination to campaign to make people aware of the situation and to work for its abolition.[1]

View the full record at Biographical Dictionary of the Australian Senate

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  1. [Interview with Sydney Negus] [interviewed by John Ferrell]
    Negus, Sydney Ambrose, 1912-1986
    [ Sound : 1986 ]
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    [Interview with Sydney Negus] [interviewed by John Ferrell]
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  2. Return of electoral expenses
    Negus, Sydney Ambrose, 1912-1986
    [ Unpublished : 1970 ]
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  3. Sydney Negus interviewed by John Ferrell for Parliament's oral history project
    Negus, Sydney Ambrose, 1912-1986
    [ Sound : 1986 ]
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    Sydney Negus interviewed by John Ferrell for Parliament's oral history project
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  1. [Interview with Sydney Negus] [interviewed by John Ferrell]
    Negus, Sydney Ambrose, 1912-1986
    [ Sound : 1986 ]
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    [Interview with Sydney Negus] [interviewed by John Ferrell]
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  2. [Biographical cuttings on Sydney Ambrose Negus, politician, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
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  3. Return of electoral expenses
    Negus, Sydney Ambrose, 1912-1986
    [ Unpublished : 1970 ]
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  4. Sydney Negus interviewed by John Ferrell for Parliament's oral history project
    Negus, Sydney Ambrose, 1912-1986
    [ Sound : 1986 ]
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  1. STADIUM NOTES. NEGUS DEFEATS GRIME
    Labor Call (Melbourne, Vic. : 1906 - 1953) Thursday 26 May 1932 p 3 Article
    ... STADIUM NOTES By "BRASCHIE" NEGUS DEFEATS GRIME At the Fitzroy Stadium last Friday night Billv ... Negus was giv«n a points decision over llillv Grime at the conclufion of a ;.?-r'iunde bout. The writer ... 453 words
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  2. Snappy Heeney Too Fast For Negus
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    ... Snappy Heeney Too Fast For Negus A superior ciuas of boxing was displayed by Jack Heeney the New ... South Wales lightweight, than what Billy Negus (3.9), of Victoria, could show when they met in the 15 ... 336 words
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  3. STADIUM NOTES. NEGUS DEFEATS McCARTHY
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    ... STADIUM NOTES. By " BRASCHIE " NEGUS DEFEATS MCCARTHY At the Brunswick Stadium last Saturday night ... from the boxing ring. Billy Negus was McCarthy's opponent in a special 15-round contest. McCarthy did ... 354 words
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  1. NEW SOUTH WALES GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS AND TRAMWAYS.
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Thursday 17 June 1909 [Issue No.80 (SUPPLEMENT)] p 3289

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    ... . Oxby Frederick H. .. Easterliug Walter G. Forrest James W, ... Nicholas Sydney R... Secretary Chief ... Clerk Clerk ... Sydney '' '' '' '' '' '' '' '' '' '' '' £900 per annum 360 - 320 285 275 250 220 210 205 ... 137530 words
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    ... -3,579. Reserve No. 48,225 at Borambil, area 4 acres 0 roods 19 perches, notified 23 rd October, 1912, for Public ... Hope Bate. P. 32-1,709. Reserve No. 47,366 at Meadow Flat, area 7 acres, notified 10th January, 1912 ... 852 words
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    ... .S.W., Miller Street, North Sydney, N4S.W. 2060. Ambrose, Daphne Patricia Yvonne, 13/14 Grafton Crescent, Dee ... Dietrich, The Electricity Authority of New South Wales, North Sydney, N.S.W. 2060. Graham, Robin Malcolm ... 1526 words
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