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Dean Wells (politician)

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Date of birth13 January 1949(age 62)
Place of birthHiroshima, Japan
Political partyAustralian Labor Party
Alma materMonash University
ProfessionLawyer, lecturer
In office5 March 1983 - 1 December 1984
Succeeded byJohn Hodges
Preceded byJohn Hodges

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Dean MacMillan Wells (born 13 January 1949) is an Australian politician. He has been a Labor member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly since 1986 was a Labor member of the Australian House of Representatives from 1983 to 1984.

Born of Australian parents in Hiroshima, Japan, he was educated at Monash University before becoming a lawyer. Later, he was a lecturer in philosophy at the University of Queensland and an author and political commentator. In the autumn of 1981 he lectured at Saint David's University College, Lampeter in Wales. In 1983, he was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the Labor member for Petrie, defeating sitting Liberal member John Hodges. Hodges defeated Wells in 1984. In 1986, Wells was elected to the Queensland Legislative Assembly as the member for Murrumba, and in 1989 was appointed Attorney-General, a position he held until 1995. In 1998, he was appointed Minister for Education; in 2001 he was shifted to become Minister for the Environment, a position he held until 2004.

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DOA---Dean Wells- is approaching Robert Pollard levels of ridiculous prolificacy at this point. He's averaged about two records a year for the past decade, ... - Date : Wed, 27 Oct 2010 12:10:26 GMT+00:00
Domestic Disturbance Saturday Night Turns Violent, Ends in Arrest - KWTX Tweet this news
KWTX--Michael -Dean Wells-, 39, was held Sunday in the Coryell County Jail on two counts of assault on a public servant, one count of possession of marijuana under ... - Date : Sun, 07 Nov 2010 16:00:18 GMT+00:00
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Tasmania Mercury--The -Dean Wells--trained gelding took advantage of barrier one and after beginning well, he and jockey Kelvin Sanderson motored through to lead the field with ... - Date : Sun, 07 Nov 2010 23:04:26 GMT+00:00
Gatesville man accused of assaulting wife and officers - KXXV News Channel 25 Tweet this news
KXXV News Channel 25--A State Trooper also responded to the scene and said the man, 39-year-old Michael -Dean Wells-, had barricaded himself inside, but the victim was able to ... - Date : Mon, 08 Nov 2010 18:26:54 GMT+00:00
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Brooklyn Vegan (blog)--Since his first live show in 2007, Vermont songwriter -Dean Wells- (now a West Virginia resident) has been slowly expanding the Capstan ... - Date : Tue, 27 Jul 2010 13:53:16 GMT+00:00
Rothwell roundabout verdict - Quest News Tweet this news
Quest News--We will present these ideas - ranging from additional lanes and lights to a flyover - to State Member for Murrumba -Dean Wells- to deliver to the State ... - Date : Tue, 20 Jul 2010 23:14:16 GMT+00:00
Quest Software Unveils the Experts Conference Europe 2010 Keynotes - MarketWatch (press release) Tweet this news
MarketWatch (press release)---...- Directory Services; -Dean Wells-, senior program manager, Directory Services; and Fred Delombaerde, Forefront Identity Manager group program manager. ... - Date : Thu, 15 Jul 2010 12:06:37 GMT+00:00
Macomb city council to vote on 1/2 percent sales tax increase - powered by KHQA Tweet this news powered by KHQA--So Tuesday, July 6th the Macomb City Council will decide whether to ask voters for help. Council members will consider putting a half-percent ... - Date : Tue, 06 Jul 2010 22:13:38 GMT+00:00
Water treatment plant planned at Gilman Park - Tweet this news 2011 the town looks to reactivate the Gilman and Stadium -wells- and design and construct a groundwater treatment facility at Gilman Park to treat the ... - Date : Tue, 06 Jul 2010 06:17:00 GMT+00:00
Macon State College announces President's and Dean's lists - Macon Telegraph Tweet this news
Macon Telegraph--@BR Box Type bold lede colon:Macon State College has announced the spring 2010 semester President's and -Dean's- lists. Students on the President's List have ... - Date : Wed, 30 Jun 2010 04:18:29 GMT+00:00

Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
John Hodges
Member for Petrie
Succeeded by
John Hodges

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