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Biographical entry MacBean, John William (1935 - )


Newcastle, New South Wales
Trade Unionist and Trade Union - Official


Born 11 July 1935, Newscastle, New South Wales. Member and official of the Electrical Trades Union; Secretary Labor Council of New South Wales, 1984-89. Senior Vice President ACTU, 1985-89. Deputy President 1989-94 and President 1994-2000, Australian Industrial Relations Commission. Awarded the Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 1986.

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Dodkin, Marilyn, 'John MacBean: The consensus secretary', in Brothers: Eight leaders of the Labor Council of New South Wales, University of New South Wales Press, Sydney, New South Wales, 2001, pp. 175-188. Details

Bruce A. Smith