Following the October 1998 election, Mr Ruddock was appointed
the Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs, and Minister
Assisting the Prime Minister for Reconciliation, in the second
Mr Ruddock graduated from Sydney University (BA LLB) and practised
as a solicitor before entering Parliament. He is married to Heather
and has two daughters, Kirsty and Caitlin.
Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs from 11.3.96.
Parliamentary Party Positions
Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry from 16.3.83 to 9.9.85
and from 12.5.89 to 11.3.96.
Member, Shadow Cabinet from 7.4 93 to 11.3.96
Shadow Minister for Social Security from 7.4.93 to 11.3.96
Senior Citizens from 31.1.95 to 11.3.96.
Immigration and Ethnic Affairs from 14.12.84 to 9.9.85 and from
12.5.89 to 7.4.93
Shadow Minister Assisting the Leader of the Opposition on Ethnic
Affairs from 11.4.90 to 7.4.93
Shadow Minister for the Australian Capital Territory and Shadow
Minister Assisting the Opposition Leader on Public Service Matters
from 16.3.83 to 14.12.84
Parliamentary Representative on the Council of the Australian
National University from 24.3.76 to 11.3.96
Past President and past Secretary of the Parliamentary Amnesty
Council of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies from
28.2.78 to 21.4.83
Australian Council for Union Training from 26.2.81 to 4.2.83.
Information courtesy of DIMA website