Julian Beale

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Julian Beale
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Deakin
In office
1 December 1984 – 24 March 1990
Preceded byJohn Saunderson
Succeeded byKen Aldred
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Bruce
In office
24 March 1990 – 2 March 1996
Preceded byKen Aldred
Succeeded byAlan Griffin
Personal details
Born(1934-10-10)10 October 1934
Sydney, New South Wales
Died3 August 2021(2021-08-03) (aged 86)
Political partyLiberal Party of Australia
RelationsHoward Beale (father)

Julian Howard Beale (10 October 1934 – 3 August 2021) was an Australian businessman and federal politician. He was the son of former cabinet minister and ambassador Sir Howard Beale.

Julian Beale was a Liberal member of the Australian Parliament for four consecutive terms, representing the seat of Deakin in Victoria from 1984 to 1990 and Bruce from 1990 to 1996.

Beale served the four terms while in opposition. He served as a shadow minister under John Howard, Andrew Peacock and John Hewson from 1985 to 1993, after which he returned to the backbench before being defeated at the 1996 election following a redistribution of his seat.[1] He later became the chairman of Adacel Technologies, a communications company, since 2003; and was a director of Visy Industries.

He was the father of Debbie Beale, the former wife of Bill Shorten, who was Australian Leader of the Opposition and was later appointed Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme and Government Services in the Albanese ministry. Beale died on 3 August 2021, aged 86.[2]


  1. ^ "Beale, Julian Howard". Parlinfo web. Parliament of Australia. Archived from the original on 15 September 2007. Retrieved 10 August 2007.
  2. ^ The Age, Death Notice from his children
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by Member for Deakin
Succeeded by
Preceded by Member for Bruce
Succeeded by