Preston, Victoria , Australia
|| December 12, 1953
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Elected to the House of Representatives for Batman, Victoria, 1996, 1998, 2001 and 2004.
Parliamentary Representative on the Council of the National Library of Australia from 9.8.99.
House of Representatives Standing: Employment, Education and Training from 30.5.96 to 31.8.98; Procedure from 8.12.98 to 31.8.04; Privileges from 20.3.02 to 31.8.04; Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry from 2.12.04; Industry and Resources from 2.12.04.
Joint Standing: Migration from 17.11.97 to 31.8.98.
Parliamentary Party Positions
Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry from 19.3.96.
Shadow Minister for Employment and Training from 20.3.96 to 26.8.97;
Shadow Minister for Employment, Training, Population and Immigration and Assistant to the Leader on Multicultural Affairs from 26.8.97 to 20.10.98;
Shadow Minister for Employment, Training and Population from 20.10.98 to 3.10.99;
Shadow Minister for Regional Development, Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Services and Population from 3.10.99 to 25.11.01;
Shadow Minister for Regional and Urban Development; Shadow Minister for Transport and Infrastructure from 25.11.01. to 26.10.04
Shadow Minister for Primary Industries, Resources and Tourism from 26.10.04 to 10.12.06;
Shadow Minister for Transport, Roads and Tourism from 10.12.06.
Current position: Shadow Minister for Transport, Roads and Tourism.
Member, ALP from 1968.
Vice-President, ALP Guildford Branch 1972-74.
President, ALP Guildford Branch 1974-78.
Secretary, ALP Guildford Branch 1978-90.
Vice-President, ALP (NSW) 1983-90.
Delegate, Federal and State Electorate Councils.
Delegate, ALP State Conference (NSW).
Born 12.12.1953, Sydney, NSW.
Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament
Federal Research Officer, Miscellaneous Workers' Union 1975-81.
Assistant General Secretary, Miscellaneous Workers' Union 1981-84.
General Secretary, Miscellaneous Workers' Union 1984-90.
Member, Australian Council of Trade Unions Executive 1984-90.
Vice-President, Australian Council of Trade Unions 1985-90.
President, Australian Council of Trade Unions 1990-96.
Member, ILO Governing Body 1990-96.
Life Member, Liquor, Hospitality and Miscellaneous Workers' Union 1995.
Appointed Member of the Order of Australia, June 1996.