Kenneth James “Ken” Aldred was born on August 1, 1945, and died in April 2016.
He was an Australian politician.
He represented the Liberal Party in the Australian House of Representatives between 1975 and 1996.
In 1970 to 71, Ken was Special Projects Officer in the Commonwealth Public Service Board in Melbourne.
Then after a two years in the period 1971–73, as Management Training Officer at the Administrative College of Papua New Guinea.
Though he was mostly based in Port Moresby, Aldred also had responsibility for running management courses in several of PNG’s major regional centres.
The election as federal a member for Henty in the Australian House of Representatives in the Liberal landslide of December 13, 1975, Aldred assumed a very active role in Coalition and Parliamentary Committees.
Ken Aldred also chaired the Government Members’ Small Business Committee, working closely with the Industry Minister, the late Sir Phillip Lynch, on small business policy formulation.
Ken was a regular writer on policy issues for magazines and newspapers.
Also, he was co-editor and contributor to three books.
The original, The Heart of Liberalism, was produced in 1994 with fellow Liberal MPs Kevin Andrews and Paul Filing.
Also presented a pragmatic and centrist philosophy and set of policies for the Liberal Party.
Ken Aldred passed away at 70 yrs old.