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Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the Senate for Victoria 2007 (term began 1.7.2008). Resigned 12.8.2013.
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Batman, Victoria, 2013 and 2016.
Ministerial appointments
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Defence from 14.9.10 to 18.9.13.
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Publications from 1.7.08 to 27.9.10; Privileges from 12.5.10 to 27.9.10.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 1.7.08 to 14.5.09; Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 1.7.08 to 14.5.09; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: Legislation and References Committees from 14.5.09 to 27.9.10.
  • Senate Select: Climate Policy from 18.3.09 to 15.6.09.
  • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 1.7.08 to 19.7.10.
  • Joint Standing: Electoral Matters from 15.9.09 to 26.10.10; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 4.12.13 to 9.5.16 and from 15.9.16.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry from 14.10.13. Shadow Minister for Justice and Shadow Assistant Minister for Defence from 18.10.13 to 23.07.16.
  • Shadow Minister for Veterans' Affairs from 1.7.14 to 23.07.16.
  • Shadow Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC from 1.7.14 to 23.07.16.
Party positions
  • Member, ALP Administrative Committee (Vic.) 1994-2002.
  • Caucus Secretary, Federal Parliamentary Labor Party 2008-10.
  • Born 5.3.1970, Adelaide, SA.
  • Married.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • MPPM (Monash).
  • Federal Industrial Officer, Transport Workers' Union 1994-98.
  • ALP State Secretary and Campaign Director (Vic.) 1999-2002.
  • Director of Strategy, Office of the Premier of Victoria, the Hon. SP Bracks, MLA 2003-04.
  • ALP Campaign Director (SA) 2005-06.
  • ALP Assistant National Secretary 2005-08.
    Description: inner metropolitan.
    Location: north eastern Melbourne; it includes the suburbs of Alphington, Clifton Hill, Fairfield, Kingsbury, Northcote, Preston, Reservoir and Thornbury, and parts of Bundoora, Coburg North, Macleod and Thomastown.
    Area: 66 sq km.
    Electors enrolled: 108 935 (at 2.7.16).
    Industries: retail, light engineering, textiles, clothing and footwear.
    State electorates: Batman includes the Victorian Legislative Assembly electorates of Northcote and Preston, and parts of Richmond and Thomastown.

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Batman House of Representatives Victoria
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