Wollongong, New South Wales , Australia
|| September 22, 1956
|Last Modifed||Karma Policeman|
May 13, 2007 03:00pm
|Info||Michael Organ Member for Cunningham 19 October 2002 - 8 October 2004 |
Michael was born in Bulli on 22 September 1956 to a family which has resided in the Illawarra district since 1839. He is also married with two children.
Before being elected to Federal Parliament Michael worked as a local historian and at the University of Wollongong as an archivist. He has also authored a major work on the history of the Illawarra and South Coast Aborigines as well as being widely published on areas of local Illawarra history.
Michael is a strong supporter of the union movement and has been a union member for almost 30 years and was a union delegate for the Public Service Association at the University of Wollongong.
In recent years Michael has been involved in environmental campaigns associated with the Illawarra Escarpment, the Edgewood estate at Woonona, and Sandon Point.