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Barry Jones Barry Jones i(A30820 works by) (a.k.a. Barry Owen Jones)
Born: Established: 1932 Geelong, Geelong City - Geelong East area, Geelong area, Geelong - Terang - Lake Bolac area, Victoria, ;
Gender: Male
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BiographyHistory

Before entering parliament in 1977, Barry Jones had a varied career ranging from high school teacher to Australian Quiz Champion (1960-1968) to pioneering the first Australian two-way public affairs radio program. During his parliamentary career Jones was Minister for Science (1983-1990). He was National President of the Australian Labor Party from 1992-2000. Jones has a long held interest in the interface between technological change, culture, science and education. This interest has been the focus of many of his monograph publications.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2021 longlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Small Publishers' Adult Book of the Year for  What Is To Be Done
2016 shortlisted The Horne Prize for the essay ‘The Courage Party’
2001 winner John Curtin Medal Barry Jones has been a teacher, lawyer and Member of Parliament, and in each role he has demonstrated a lifelong commitment to science. He is a strong and powerful advocate for scientific research and development.

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon A Thinking Reed Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2006 Z1307642 2006 single work autobiography 'A Thinking Reed spans [Jones's] remarkable career, from a lonely childhood in Melbourne of the 1930s and 1940s to the fight he led against the death penalty to his crusade to make science and the future prominent issues on the political agenda. He has worked tirelessly on both a global and local scale to rethink education, to improve and preserve our heritage, to revive the nations's film industry, and to build a better Australia.' (Publisher's blurb)
2008 shortlisted National Biography Award
2007 shortlisted 'The Nib': CAL Waverley Library Award for Literature
2007 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Book of the Year
2007 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Biography of the Year
2006 honourable mention Manning Clark House National Cultural Awards Individual Category
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