Mulgrave, Victoria , Australia
|| February 23, 1960
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Elected to the House of Representatives for Corinella, Victoria, 1993.
Re-elected following the 1994 electoral redistribution for Bruce, Victoria, 1996, 1998, 2001 and 2004.
House of Representatives Standing: Publications from 26.5.93 to 31.8.98; Employment, Education and Training from 27.6.94 to 13.2.97; Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 31.8.00 to 8.10.01; Economics, Finance and Public Administration from 20.3.02 to 31.8.04; Communications, Information Technology and the Arts from 2.12.04 to 25.5.06.
Joint Statutory: Public Accounts from 12.5.93 to 1.1.98; Public Accounts and Audit from 1.1.98 to 9.8.99 and from 20.3.02; Corporations and Financial Services from 20.3.02.
Joint Standing: Electoral Matters from 26.5.93 to 15.5.97, from 30.10.97 to 31.8.98 and from 6.9.05.
Conferences, Delegations and Visits
Member, Parliamentary Delegation to European Parliamentary Institutions, and bilateral visits to UK (Northern Ireland) and Republic of Ireland, September-October 1996.
Member, 98th IPU Conference, Cairo, and bilateral visit to Kuwait, September 1997.
Member, Parliamentary Delegation to the 9th Annual Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum, Valparaiso, Chile, and bilateral visit to Chile, January 2001.
Parliamentary Party Positions
Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry from 20.10.98.
Parliamentary Secretary to the Shadow Minister for Health from 20.10.98 to 25.11.01;
Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition from 25.11.01 to 02.07.03;
Parliamentary Secretary to the Shadow Minister for Treasury, Finance and Small Business (Consumer Affairs and Banking Services) from 25.11.01 to 02.07.03.
Shadow Minister for Consumer Protection and Consumer Health from 02.07.03 to 08.12.03.
Shadow Minister for Consumer Affairs from 08.12.03 to 26.10.04; Assisting the Shadow Minister for Health from 08.12.03 to 26.10.04.
Shadow Minister for Sport and Recreation from 26.10.04 to 24.06.05.
Shadow Minister for Veterans' Affairs and Shadow Special Minister of State from 24.06.05;
Defence Science and Personnel from 10.12.06.
Current positions: Shadow Minister for Veterans' Affairs; Shadow Minister for Defence Science and Personnel; and Shadow Special Minister of State.
Member, ALP from 1979.
Member, ALP State Administrative Committee (Vic) 1989-91 and 1993.
Delegate, ALP State Conference (Vic) from 1984.
Secretary, ALP Springvale South Branch 1990-93.
Born 23.2.1960, Melbourne, Vic.
Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament
Public servant 1984-85.
Union organiser 1986 and 1988-89.
Electorate secretary 1987-88 and 1989-90.
Ministerial adviser to the Victorian State Minister for Community Services, the Hon. K Setches, MLA 1990-91.
Ministerial adviser to the Hon. S Crean, MP 1991-93.
Local Government Service
Councillor, Springvale City Council 1991-93.