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John Cain

26 April 1931 (Melbourne, Victoria)
23 December 2019
John (q.v.), and Dorothea Vera Marie Grindrod, businesswoman

Marital Status: 6 July 1955 Nancye Evelyn Williams; 2s. 1d.

State Primary Schools, Northcote High School, Scotch College, Melbourne University, LLB 1953. Articled to John Galbally (q.v.)

Barrister and Solicitor Preston 1957-1976; Member Council Law Institute Vic. 1967-1976, Treasurer 1969-1970, Chairman 1971-1972, President 1972-1973; Member Law Council of Aust. 1973-1976; part-time member Aust. Law Reform Commission 1975-1977; Prof. Assoc. Univ. Melbourne 1991-. Member Cwealth Observers Grp to Sth African Elections 1994. Member Trust, National Tennis Centre (Rod Laver Arena) 1990-1994. Trustee, Melbourne Cricket Ground 1982-1998, 1999- . Member of Deakin University, Faculty of Business and Law Academic Advisory Board 2004- . Chairman, Hume Global Village Learning Advisory Board 2004- . 


Australian Labor Party
HouseElectorateStart End
Legislative AssemblyBundoora20 March 19762 October 1992Retired

*The Start date for Members elected after 1900 is the date they were elected. The start date for pre-1900 Members is the date they were sworn in.
Inaugural Speech

Premier Apr 1982-7 Aug 1990, Minister Responsible for Womens Affairs 1982-90, Minister for Fed. Affairs Apr-Dec 1982, Attorney-General Apr 1982-Sept 1983. Minister for Ethnic Affairs Apr-Aug 1990. Parliamentary Representative on LaTrobe University Council 1977-80. Shadow Minister for Public Works 1976-1977. Shadow Minister for Planning 1977-1981. Shadow Attorney-General 1979-1982. Company Takeovers committee 1977-1979. Privileges committee 1979-1982.


Premier April 1982 - August 1990.

References: Who's Who in Australia 1971-1983; Victorian Parliamentary Handbook; 'Notable Australians', Melbourne, 1978; LIJ June 1972; Age 8 Sept 1981, 30 Mar 1982; SNP 8 Sept 1981, Herald 5 Apr 1982; National Times 11 Oct 1981, 20 May 1983

Data Source: Browne, G, 'Biographical Register of the Victorian Parliament 1900-84', 1985

Last updated: 24th December 2019