Carlton South, Victoria , Australia
|| July 02, 1955
|Last Modifed||Karma Policeman|
May 18, 2007 12:08am
Socialist - Very Liberal -
|Info||Organizational head of the Socialist Left faction in Victoria. |
Chosen by the Parliament of Victoria on 28.4.1993 under section 15 of the Constitution to represent that State in the Senate, vice the Hon. JN Button (resigned) (term ended 30.6.1993).
Elected 1993 (term began 1.7.1993), 1998 and 2004.
Senate Standing: Scrutiny of Bills from 18.5.93 to 12.5.94; Procedure from 2.5.96 to 11.2.02; Regulations and Ordinances from 2.5.96 to 1.7.96; Publications from 12.3.98 to 23.6.98; House from 6.4.98.
Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Employment, Education and Training from 18.5.93 to 10.10.94; Employment, Education and Training: References and Legislation Committees from 10.10.94 to 9.11.98; Employment, Workplace Relations, Small Business and Education: Legislation and References Committees from 24.11.98 to 11.2.02; Employment, Workplace Relations and Education: Legislation and References Committees from 11.3.02 to 15.11.04; Finance and Public Administration from 27.5.93 to 10.10.94; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: References and Legislation Committees from 10.10.94 to 2.3.95; Environment, Recreation, Communications and the Arts: References Committee from 8.2.95 to 29.4.96 and from 24.9.97 to 30.12.97 and Legislation Committee from 8.2.95 (Chair from 8.2.95) to 29.4.96.
Senate Select: Functions, Powers and Operation of the Australian Loan Council from 19.5.93 to 14.12.93; Certain Aspects of Foreign Ownership Decisions in relation to the Print Media from 14.12.93 to 30.3.95; Australian Broadcasting Corporation Management and Operations from 22.9.94 to 30.3.95; Administration of Indigenous Affairs from 18.11.04.
Senate Estimates: B from 6.5.93 to 10.10.94; A from 1.11.93 to 6.12.93; D from 7.11.93 to 14.11.93.
Joint Statutory: Native Title and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land Account from 1.12.04 to 7.9.05.
Joint Standing: Treaties from 31.5.96 to 4.12.96; National Capital and External Territories from 6.4.98 to 23.6.98, from 8.12.05 to 12.3.06 and from 28.3.06 to 8.2.07; Electoral Matters from 1.12.04.
Joint Select: Certain Family Law Issues from 18.5.93 to 28.11.95.
Conferences, delegations and Visits
Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Russia and Ukraine, March-April 1995.
Bilateral visit to Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Israel, June 1998.
Study tour focusing on vocational education, training and research, Germany and UK, November 1999.
Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Syria, Lebanon and Israel, November 2003.
Parliamentary party positions
Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate from 20.3.96 to 27.3.97; Parliamentary Secretary representing Education and Youth Affairs in the Senate from 27.3.97 to 26.8.97; Parliamentary Secretary to the Shadow Minister for Education from 26.8.97 to 20.10.98; Parliamentary Secretary representing the Shadow Minister for Education in the Senate from 20.10.98 to 25.11.01.
Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry from 22.11.01. Shadow Minister for Science and Research from 25.11.01 to 26.10.04; Shadow Minister for the Public Service from 18.2.03 to 8.12.03; Shadow Minister for Industry and Innovation from 2.7.03 to 26.10.04; Shadow Minister for Public Administration and Open Government from 26.10.04 to 24.6.05; Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs and Reconciliation from 26.10.04 to 24.6.05; Shadow Minister for the Arts from 26.10.04 to 24.6.05; Shadow Minister for Housing and Urban Development from 24.6.05; Shadow Minister for Local Government and Territories from 24.6.05 to 10.12.06; Shadow Minister for Industry from 10.12.06; and Shadow Minister for Innovation, Science and Research from 10.12.06.
Manager of Opposition Business in the Senate from 20.3.96 to 25.11.01.
Member, ALP from 1975.
Former Member, ALP State Administrative Committee (Vic).
Member, ALP National Executive.
Delegate, ALP National Conference.
Born 2.7.1955, Tumut, NSW.
Qualifications and occupation before entering federal Parliament
BA(Hons), MA, DipEd (Melb).
Teacher 1979-89 and 1992-93.
Ministerial Adviser and Policy Analyst.