Paul Neville

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Paul Christopher Neville
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Paul Christopher Neville (20 March 1940 – 1 January 2019) was an Australian politician, as 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, Neville continued to sit with the Nationals in Parliament.


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

Credit for preserving the Parliament House centenary flag has been given to Neville who on 18 September 2001 during the Centenary of Federation requested of the Speaker that "before it [the flag] becomes too faded or too tattered, [it] 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 subsequently been paraded at schools to mark Australian National Flag Day on a tour of the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales and Queensland.

Neville died at the Bundaberg Base Hospital in the early hours of 1 January 2019, New Years Day. It is understood he had been suffering health problems for some time.


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