Paul Neville, Australian politician, Died at 78

Paul Christopher Neville was born on March 20, 1940, and died on January 1, 2019.

He was an Australian politician.

He was a National Party member of the Australian House of Representatives from March 1993 to August 2013, representing the Division of Hinkler, Queensland.

After the Queensland chapters of the Nationals and Liberals merged in 2008 as the Liberal National Party of Queensland, he continued to sit with the Nationals in Parliament.

He was born in Warwick, Queensland, and was a theatre supervisor, Queensland State Secretary, Arts Council of Australia and manager of the Bundaberg District Tourism and Development Board before entering politics.

Paul was National Party Whip from 1998 until his retirement in 2013.

He was credit for preserving the Parliament House centenary flag has been given to he who on 18 September 2001 during the Centenary of Federation requested of the Speaker that “before it becomes too faded or too tattered, be taken down and perhaps offered to a museum or an art gallery as the seminal flag that flew over this building 100 years from the time the first flag was flown?

It has in this manner been marched at schools to check Australian National Flag Day on a voyage through the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, and Queensland.

He a long-time resident of Limpus Crescent, Kalkie died at the Bundaberg Base Hospital, in the early hours of January 1, 2019, after suffering health problems for some time.

Paul and his wife Margaret were the parents of five children.

It was announced on Australia Day 2019 he had been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in recognition of his dedication to the Bundaberg community.

It is unclear who nominated her for the prestigious award, however, to meet prerequisites it is indicated that he must have been nominated prior to his death.

He passed away at 78 years old.