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Ray Hollis

Updated: Nov 16, 2023

Raymond Keith "Ray" Hollis (born 30 January 1940) is a former Australian politician . Born in London, he migrated to Australia in 1962 as a merchant seaman and worked in a variety of occupations, including a railway worker, cook, paper mill operator, insurance salesman and a position with the Victorian Corrective Services. He later owned a transport and distribution business, before entering politics as a member of the Australian Democrats contesting the 1983 and 1984 federal elections.

In 1986, he joined the Australian Labour Party and was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Queensland in 1989 as the Labor Member for Redcliffe.

On 28 July 1998 he became Speaker of the Legislative Assembly. He held the position until 21 July 2005, when he resigned as the member for Redcliffe, triggering a by-election.

More recently, he established HDC International, a Migration Services Consultancy, after completing a graduate certificate of Australian Law and practice at Griffith University.


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