John Fahey Biography – John Fahey Wiki
John Fahey (born John Joseph Fahey) was an Australian politician. He served as the premier of NSW from 1992-1995. Fahey migrated from New Zealand as a child and moved to Sydney’s south-west. He was elected as Camden MP in 1984. In 1996 he made the move to Federal politics, elected to the House of Representatives for Macarthur, where he served as Finance Minister in the Howard Government before his retirement from politics in 2001. Following his retirement from politics, Fahey became president of the World Anti-Doping Agency and was later appointed as chancellor of the Australian Catholic University.
John Fahey Age
John Fahey was born on 10 January 1945, in Wellington, New Zealand. He died on 12 September 2020. He was 75 years old.
John Fahey Wife
John Fahey was married to his wife Colleen Fahey.
John Fahey Children
John Fahey had three children: Matthew Fahey, Melanie J Fahey and Tiffany Fahey.
John Fahey Family
John Fahey and his wife Colleen Fahey had three children: Matthew Fahey, Melanie J Fahey, and Tiffany Fahey. Tiffany died in a road accident, on 26 December 2006, at the age of 27. John and his wife Colleen Fahey became the legal guardians of Tiffany’s children, Campbell and Amber.
John Fahey Death
John Fahey died on 12 September 2020, at the age of 75. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said in a statement on Saturday, 12 September 2020: “Today we mourn the loss of the Honorable John Fahey AC, Premier of NSW from 1992 to 1995, who dedicated almost two decades of his life in service to NSW and Australia.
“John Fahey helped deliver major reforms for NSW, both as Premier and as a senior member of the Greiner Government.
“Under Premier Fahey’s leadership, important achievements included the introduction of the Disability Services Act, the NSW Senior’s Card and the first NSW Minister for the Status of Women. As Minister for Industrial Relations, he led a major overhaul of NSW’s Industrial Relations system.
“He also played a key role in one of the biggest victories in NSW and Australian history – the successful bid for Sydney to host the Olympic Games in 2000. Many of us would remember the celebrations that immediately swept the nation after Sydney was announced as the winner – and the image of Mr Fahey jumping for joy at the news.
“History will also remember him as a brave man, for his quick-thinking and selfless action to protect Prince Charles from an attack on Australia Day in 1994.
“My thoughts are with John’s wife Colleen, his children and grandchildren. I have spoken to Colleen to pass on my condolences and offer a State Memorial Service.
“Personally, I am grateful for John’s support and encouragement. He has always been a wonderful role model to generations of Liberals. His contribution to the State and Nation will leave a lasting legacy.”
On Twitter, Berejiklian said, “Former Premier John Fahey was a kind, decent person dedicated to his family and fought for equality and opportunity for all. A wonderful mentor and role model. He will be sorely missed.”
Former treasurer Joe Hockey said, “It was my honour to work for, and with, John Fahey. His passing creates a hole in the hearts of our state and our nation. He was decent, loyal, honest and patriotic. A man of great faith and a loving family man. He embodied the best of Australia. RIP mate. I will miss you.”
John Fahey Cause of Death
John Fahey’s cause of death was not revealed.
John Fahey Net Worth
John Fahey’s net worth was unknown.