- Category : Entertainment-Radio-D.J.-Announcer
- Type : GE
- Profile : 3/6 - Martyr / Role Model
- Definition : Triple Split
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Contagion 3
Australian politician, best known as the Minister in a conservative government who relaxed Australia's puritanical censorship laws. As a youth, Chipp was a champion runner and keen cricketer. He completed a B.C. degree at Melbourne U. and entered the RAAF during WW II before entering Federal politics in 1960 as the Liberal MHR for Higginbotham.
After Malcolm Fraser's 1975 election win, Chipp was not reappointed to the Ministry, so on 3/24/1977, he resigned from the Liberals. On 5/09/1977, the Australian Democrats, a centrist party whose aim was "to keep the bastards honest," was formed. Chipp was elected to the Senate on 12/10/1977 and on 10/18/1980, the Dem. gained the balance of power in the Senate.
Chipp married Monica Lalor on 10/27/1951 and they had four kids. With a divorce and second marriage, to Idun, he had two more children. On 6/29/1986 he announced his retirement from politics, entering journalism as a political commentator for TV, radio and newspapers. He is the author of "The Third Man," 1978 and an autobiography, "Chipp," 1987.