Noel Jeffrey Hicks

  • Born 4 November 1940 in Adelaide, South Australia
  • Married Joan Carter (1963); three sons and one daughter; married Anne Lyle (1991)
  • Plumber; road design draughtsman
  • Mayor of Broken Hill City Council 1974-75, 1976-77
  • Member of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Selection 1988-98
  • Member of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Televising of the House of Representatives (formerly Select Committee) 1991-96
  • Member of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Privileges 1995-98
  • Member of the Joint Statutory Committee on Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings 1983-98
  • Member of the Joint Statutory Committee on the Australian Security Intelligence
  • Organization 1996-98
  • Member of the Joint Standing Committee on the Australian Capital Territory 1980-83
  • Member of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence 1985-1987
  • Member of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade 1987-98
  • Member of the Joint Standing Committee on Migration 1998
  • National Party Whip 1983-94; Chief National Party Whip 1994-98
  • In a valedictory speech, Prime Minister John Howard said: “I do not think this Parliament in my 25 years has seen a finer winner of marginal seats than Noel Hicks. His boundaries were changed on him time without number but he still kept coming back and he turned deficits of several per cent on the old figures into very comfortable margins.”
Cristy Houghton