Personal profile: Dr Frank Madill
The Honourable Dr Frank Madill AM M.B.B.S. (Melb), F.R.A.C.G.P. was born Francis Leslie Madill on September 5, 1941, in Victoria. Educated at Garfield Primary School, Drouin Central Classes and Warragul District High School, he graduated MBBS from Melbourne University in 1965. He and his wife Linda moved to Tasmania where he was Resident Medical Officer at the Launceston General Hospital 1966 – 1967. He commenced full-time General Practice in 1968, and during this period also managed his Romney Marsh sheep stud farm at Nunamara. Elected to the Tasmanian House of Assembly in 1986 he was a Cabinet Minister from 1992-96 and Speaker of the House from 1996-1998. Frank retired from the Parliament in 2000 and resumed part-time General Medical Practice in the Northern Suburbs of Launceston. He lectured in the School of Human Life Science at UTAS from 2004 – 2014 and was visiting lecturer at the Australian Maritime College and at the Medical School at the Sydney University during this period. He is the author of four books – If You Faint Fall Backwards, It All Comes Back to Sheep, Why Politics Doctor and Sanders DFC – Out of the Darkness. He is a life member of the Bell Bay Seafarers Mission, Mowbray Cricket Club, North Launceston Football Club, Saints Softball Club and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. He was a recipient of the Centenary Medal in 2003, the Serving Brother of St John in 2004 and was honoured with the award of Member of the Order of Australia in 2014 for services to Parliament, Medicine and the Community.