, New South Wales , Australia
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Elected to the House of Representatives for Hunter, New South Wales, 1996, 1998, 2001 and 2004.
House of Representatives Standing: Primary Industries, Resources and Rural and Regional Affairs from 29.5.96 to 31.8.98. Industry and Resources from 21.10.02 to 31.08.04; Economics, Finance and Public Administration from 02.12.04 to 07.02.07.
Joint Statutory: Public Accounts from 29.5.96 to 1.1.98; Public Accounts and Audit from 1.1.98 to 31.8.98.
Joint Select: Retailing Sector from 9.2.99 to 30.8.99.
Conferences, Delegations and Visits
Attended CPA Regional Seminar, New Zealand and Sydney, September-October 1996.
Bilateral visits to Greece, Cyprus and Turkey, July 1999.
Parliamentary Party Positions
Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry from 19.10.98.
Shadow Minister for Small Business and Tourism from 20.10.98 to 25.11.01;
Shadow Minister for Resources from 25.11.01 and Shadow Minister for Tourism from 02.07.03 to 08.12.03.
Shadow Minister for Mining, Energy and Forestry from 08.12.03 to 26.10.04;
Shadow Minister for Banking and Financial Services from 26.10.04 to 24.6.05.
Shadow Assistant Treasurer and Revenue from 26.10.04 to 10.12.06; Shadow Minister for Small Business and Competition from 24.6.05 to 10.12.06.
Shadow Minister for Defence from 10.12.06.
Current position: Shadow Minister for Defence.
Delegate, NSW Young Labor 1985-86.
Senior Vice-President, ALP Cessnock Branch 1985-96.
Delegate, Cessnock State Electorate Council 1986-96.
Secretary, Hunter Federal Electorate Council 1990-96.
Delegate, ALP State Conference (NSW) 1990-96.
Campaign Director, NSW State Elections 1991 and 1995.
Born 16.1.1962, Bellingen, NSW.
Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament
Automotive electrician 1978-90.
Electorate officer to EJ Fitzgibbon, MP 1990-96.
Part-time TAFE lecturer.
Small business operator.
Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (University of Newcastle)
Local Government Service
Councillor, Cessnock City Council 1987-95; Deputy Mayor of Cessnock 1989-90.
Director, Hunter-Manning Tourist Authority 1987-89.
Delegate, Hunter Region Association of Councils 1994-95.