Barry Jones

Barry Jones is currently an Honorary (Professorial Fellow) at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education at University of Melbourne. He was a Member of the Australian Parliament from 1977 to 1998; Minister for Science from 1983 to 1990; the Australian Representative at UNESCO from 1991 to 1995. He is a former president of the Australian Labor Party.

He is the author of Sleepers, Wake! Technology and the Future of Work (1982), Dictionary of World Biography (1996),  and his autobiography, <i>A Thinking Reed, in 2006.

He was the first Australian politician to draw attention to the information and communications technology revolution, biotechnology, climate change/ global warming, population growth and sustainability, and social responses to an ageing population.



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tags: asylum seekers, Australia, migration, refugees
The problem of "boat people" is acute, but Australians must not dehumanize these refugees, says a former Labor Party president.


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