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Brendan Nelson

Personal data
Date of birth19 August 1958(age 52)
Place of birthCoburg, Victoria
Political partyLiberal Party of Australia
SpouseGillian Adamson
Alma materFlinders University
ProfessionMedical practitioner
ReligionRoman Catholic
Australian Ambassador to Belgium, European Union and Luxembourg
Assumed officeFebruary 2010
30th Leader of the Opposition
In office3 December 2007 - 16 September 2008
DeputyJulie Bishop
Succeeded byMalcolm Turnbull
Preceded byKevin Rudd
50th Minister for Defence
In office27 January 2006 - 3 December 2007
Prime ministerJohn Howard
Succeeded byJoel Fitzgibbon
Preceded byRobert Hill
20th Minister for Education, Science and Training
In office26 November 2001 - 27 January 2006
Prime ministerJohn Howard
Succeeded byJulie Bishop
Preceded byDavid Kemp
In office2 March 1996 - 19 October 2009
Succeeded byPaul Fletcher
Preceded byDavid Connolly

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Dr Brendan John Nelson (born 19 August 1958) is a former Australian politician and former federal Opposition leader. He served as a member of the Australian House of Representatives from the 1996 federal election until 19 October 2009 as the Liberal member for Bradfield, a northern Sydney seat. A doctor by profession, he came to public prominence as the Federal President of the Australian Medical Association (1993 � 95), and served as a Minister in the third and fourth terms of the Howard Government, serving as Minister for Education, Science and Training (2001 � 06) and Minister for Defence (2006 � 2007). Following the 2007 federal election, at which the Howard Government was defeated, Nelson was elected leader of the federal Liberal parliamentary group in a contest against former Minister for Environment and Water Resources Malcolm Turnbull, and became the Leader of the Opposition on 3 December 2007. On 16 September 2008, in a second contest following a spill motion, Nelson lost the leadership of the Opposition and the Liberal Party to Turnbull. On 25 August 2009 he announced his forthcoming retirement from politics. In September 2009, the Labor Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced Nelson as the next Ambassador to the European Union, Belgium and Luxembourg as well as Australia's Special Representative at the World Health Organisation and NATO. He remained Member for Bradfield until oficially resigning on 19 October 2009, sparking the 2009 Bradfield by-election.

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1.87 min. | 4.67 user rating
Kevin Rudd Says SORRY 3 times to ABORIGINES for stealing their children and trying to assimilate them. News Links: · Standing ovation for PM's speech · Backs turned on Brendan Nelson · Keating says words mean more than money · Tuckey leaves before apology · Crowds celebrate Hundreds of Indigenous people witnessed Prime Minister Kevin Rudd saying sorry for the pain, suffering and hurt of the Stolen Generations, their descendants and the families left behind, in an historic motion in Federal Parliament this morning. A cross section of the nation arrived at Parliament House in Canberra this morning to hear Kevin Rudd apologise for the stolen generation. Schoolchildren wearing red, black and gold ribbons waited with indigenous and non-indigneous Australians to get a place inside the Great Hall. One of the people in the queue, Danny Morseu, orignally from the Torres Strait, said it was a historic day. "I'm here to witness a historic event in the history of Australia," the 49-year-old said. As rain clouds gathered overhead the spirit of the crowd was jovial. "There's an air of excitement," said Yael Sasson, 16, of Canberra. "Everyone's happy and anticipating something." Many thousands more assembled on a lawn in front of Parliament House to watch the apology on a big screen. As Mr Rudd delivered the first of three sorrys, loud applause and cheering rang out. Aboriginal flags and Australian flags coloured the air and, as Mr Rudd closed his address, the crowd <b>...</b>
10.15 min. | 3.48 user rating pisode 10Ã04 - Snitch A health problem might lead to a way back into the competition for an eliminated fighter; Team Rashad's fight strategy is leaked before the squad seeks to extend its winning streak. Ultimate Fighter Episode 4 Snitch 10/07/2009 part1 kimbo "kimbo slice" ufc mma fights "street fights" "Ultimate Fighter Episode 4" spike "part 1" "part 2" "part 3" "part 4" 'part 5" Rashad team "rampage jackson" rampage roy nelson bully beatdown
9.92 min. | 3.61 user rating
Here's a new video focusing on the new gameplay additions in the upcoming THQ title UFC Undisputed 2010 for Xbox 360 and PS3. Check out my channel for more trailers and videos for upcoming games, and also be sure to check out our site: for all the latest gaming news, as well as for reviews! UFC Undisputed 2010 is a mixed martial arts video game featuring Ultimate Fighting Championship properties and fighters developed by Yuke's and published by THQ. It is scheduled for release on May 25, 2010, for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and for the first time PlayStation Portable. It is the second game to be released under THQ's 2007 agreement with the UFC and it is a sequel to the successful UFC 2009 Undisputed. On February 23rd, video game retailer GameStop announced that James McSweeney was one of four exclusive pre-order bonus unlockable fighters. On March 2nd, Marcus Jones was unveiled as the second fighter included in the pre-order. On March 9th, Brendan Schaub was announced as the third bonus fighter. On March 16th, Roy Nelson was announced as the fourth bonus fighter. The full roster is expected to be finalized and revealed between March 15 and April 10. Three legendary fighters will be added as PS3 exclusives. These three fighters are Royce Gracie, Jens Pulver, and Dan Severn. Along with the three exclusive fighters will be five exclusive ultimate fights with each of those being added to a special blu-ray disc that will ship with the Playstation disc. The 5 <b>...</b>
2.92 min. | 4.63 user rating
This commercial features the 4 GameStop pre-order exclusive fighters (James McSweeney, Marcus Jones, Brendan Schaub & Roy Nelson) and has recently begun airing on TV. Check it out!
0.52 min. | 5.0 user rating pisode 10Ã04 - Snitch A health problem might lead to a way back into the competition for an eliminated fighter; Team Rashad's fight strategy is leaked before the squad seeks to extend its winning streak. Ultimate Fighter Episode 4 Snitch 10/07/2009 part1 kimbo "kimbo slice" ufc mma fights "street fights" "Ultimate Fighter Episode 4" spike "part 1" "part 2" "part 3" "part 4" 'part 5" Rashad team "rampage jackson" rampage roy nelson bully beatdown
6.12 min. | 4.21 user rating
The official movie trailer for an upcoming SportsArc Entertainment documentary. The feature-length film focuses the controversial two-year journey of young man whose dream is to become a Division I (FBS) college quarterback. 1 hour; 30 minute running time. Directed by Brendan Kirsch. Produced by Brendan Kirsch, James Lafferty, Jon Treadway, Eric Arnold, Lisa Goldstein, Eric Nelson and Ryan Eslinger.
2.88 min. | 4.94 user rating
Remember The Name...MMA Highlights NEW all video from zeffa,ufc,wec,pride,bellator,strikeforce,dream, Georges St-Pierre,Jon Jones ,Mauricio Rua,Rashad Evans,Thiago Silva,Brock Lesnar,Frank Mir,Antônio Rogério Nogueira,Roy Nelson, Junior dos Santos,Stefan Struve,Brendan Schaub,Fabricio Werdum,Matt Serra,Jens Pulver,Roger Huerta,Dennis Siver,Urijah Faber,Eddie Wineland,Mike Kyle,Renato Sobral,Gegard Mousasi,Chan Sung Jung, Leonard Garcia,submission (twister),Jim Miller,Mirko FilipoviÄ,
3.77 min. | 4.91 user rating
What's going on inside Nelson's head while fighting Brendan Schaub
2.33 min. | 2.83 user rating
Oh how Brendan Nelson has changed.
0.23 min. | 0 user rating

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Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic Vs. Brendan Schaub On Tap For UFC 128 - Tweet this news is reporting that The Ultimate Fighter season ten contestant -Brendan- Schaub and 2006 PRIDE FC ... - Date : Tue, 28 Dec 2010 17:14:15 GMT+00:00
No new troops request expected - The Australian Tweet this news
The Australian--Dr -Brendan Nelson- played down suggestions more troops will be requested of Australia after Julia Gillard yesterday said the international community must ... - Date : Fri, 19 Nov 2010 03:01:02 GMT+00:00
Frank Mir vs. Brendan Schaub Rumored To Clash in 2011 - Inside Fights Tweet this news
Inside Fights--Since losing the final bout of season 10 of The Ultimate Fighter to Roy -Nelson-, -Brendan- Schaub has recorded TKO wins over Chase Gormley and Chris ... - Date : Mon, 13 Dec 2010 20:49:16 GMT+00:00
This one's for the Liberals - ABC Online Tweet this news
ABC Online--At least he didn't wear a poorly-fitting leather jacket and pretend to be a rock star like -Brendan Nelson-. For your records: The Sun printed some of ... - Date : Mon, 06 Dec 2010 04:36:58 GMT+00:00
Brendan Ryan should strengthen, enliven Mariners - Seattle Times Tweet this news
Seattle Times--In fact, in 2005, as Ryan hit .333 in his final month at Hammons Field, veteran reliever Joe -Nelson- taped a "Shut up'' sign over his locker. In a Sept. ... - Date : Mon, 13 Dec 2010 21:29:48 GMT+00:00
BP board to exert tougher control - Financial Times Tweet this news
Financial Times--Mr Svanberg has appointed two new non-executive directors in recent weeks, -Brendan Nelson- and Frank L. “Skip” Bowman. Mr Nelson will succeed Douglas Flint ... - Date : Wed, 17 Nov 2010 22:31:43 GMT+00:00
Gillard says she can manage jet lag and meeting world leaders - ABC Online Tweet this news
ABC Online--She spoke very highly of -Brendan Nelson- and his efforts to bring Australia and Europe closer together - -Brendan Nelson-, of course, being the former ... - Date : Mon, 04 Oct 2010 23:01:50 GMT+00:00
Super state title triple treat - Toowoomba Chronicle Tweet this news
Toowoomba Chronicle--Team RacePrep driver -Brendan Nelson- shows off his three state karting trophies won in just a week. THE adage “a week is a long time in sport” certainly ... - Date : Mon, 04 Oct 2010 16:16:54 GMT+00:00
All rosy in print? … Julia on marriage (and the EU) - Crikey Tweet this news
Crikey--In fact, Gillard was only parroting the line from Australia's EU ambassador (and former Liberal leader) -Brendan Nelson-. As ABC Radio's AM recited in full: ... - Date : Tue, 05 Oct 2010 02:36:12 GMT+00:00
Gillard faces Rudd-made climate trap - The Australian Tweet this news
The Australian--His Liberal Party successor, -Brendan Nelson-, was dumped as opposition leader in 2008 because he got caught between a shadow ministry that felt compelled to ... - Date : Thu, 02 Sep 2010 14:09:09 GMT+00:00

Preceded by
Bruce Shepherd
President of the Australian Medical Association
1993 - 95
Succeeded by
David Weedon
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
David Connolly
Member for Bradfield
1996 - 2009
Succeeded by
Paul Fletcher
Political offices
Preceded by
David Kemp
Minister for Education, Science and Training
2001 - 06
Succeeded by
Julie Bishop
Preceded by
Robert Hill
Minister for Defence
2006 - 07
Succeeded by
Joel Fitzgibbon
Preceded by
Kevin Rudd
Leader of the Opposition of Australia
2007 - 08
Succeeded by
Malcolm Turnbull
Party political offices
Preceded by
John Howard
Leader of the Liberal Party of Australia
2007 - 08
Succeeded by
Malcolm Turnbull
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Alan Thomas
Australian Ambassador to the European Union and Nato
2009 - present

Federal Parliamentary Leaders of the Liberal Party of Australia

Menzies * Holt * Gorton * McMahon * Snedden * Fraser * Peacock * Howard * Peacock * Hewson * Downer * Howard * Nelson * Turnbull * Abbott |

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