Maurice Haddad

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December 31, 2009
Born in Kfarsgharb, Lebanon in 1939, Maurice Haddad migrated to Australia with his family in 1949.He studied at Marist Brothers high school in Parramatta and upon finishing was awarded a scholarship to the prestigious University of Sydney he graduated with First Class Honours in Economics. He continued his studies at the Australian National University in 1963 and obtained his Ph.D. Maurice returned to Sydney University in 1965 where he taught Economics for 10 years. By 1974 he was well known for his expertise in Economics and was invited by the then Attorney General, Senator Lionel Murphy to join the newly formed Trade Practices Commission in Canberra. He served as a member of the commission for 5 years. For the next 17 years he held numerous senior positions in the Commonwealth Public Service as policy Adviser and Research Director in Industry, Transport and Communications Departments. During this time he represented Australia at OECD meetings and bilateral trade talks and conferences in several countries. He was a member of the Executive Committee of the Australian Lebanese Association (ALA) of NSW and President in 1972. He married Ann Brannan in 1968. They have 3 children.

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