The Hon Bruce Billson MP

Bruce Billson

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Member for Dunkley, Victoria

Positions
Minister for Small Business
Party
Liberal Party of Australia
Chamber
House of Representatives

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Contact details

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 7930
Fax:
(02) 6273 0434

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

20 Davey Street
Frankston, VIC, 3199

Postal address
PO Box 501
Frankston, VIC, 3199

Telephone:
(03) 9781 2333
Fax:
(03) 9783 7912

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Email
B.Billson.MP@aph.gov.au
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Websites
Personal website
Party website

Alternative URL

www.aph.gov.au/B_Billson_MP

Biography

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Parliamentary service

  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Dunkley, Victoria, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2013.

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Ministerial appointments

  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs from 18.7.04 to 26.10.04.
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs and Trade from 26.10.04 to 6.7.05.
  • Parliamentary Secretary (Foreign Affairs) and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs from 6.7.05 to 27.1.06.
  • Minister for Veterans' Affairs and Minister Assisting the Minister for Defence from 27.1.06 to 3.12.07.
  • Minister for Small Business from 18.9.13.

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Committee service

  • House of Representatives Standing: Environment, Recreation and the Arts from 30.5.96 to 31.8.98; Environment and Heritage from 8.12.98 to 31.8.04; Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 17.2.00 to 8.10.01; Privileges from 20.3.02 to 31.8.04; Communications from 11.3.08 to 3.2.10; Economics from 3.2.10 to 19.7.10.

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Conferences, delegations and visits

  • Official visits to United Arab Emirates, November 2004; Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates and Kenya, November-December 2004; Mauritius, January 2005; Thailand, January 2005; Botswana and South Africa, February 2005; Fiji, May 2005; USA, June-July 2005; Indonesia, August 2005; Cambodia and Vietnam, October 2005; Fiji, December 2005; Indonesia, April 2006; Turkey and Egypt, April-May 2006; France, June-July 2006; Hungary and France, October 2006; Vietnam, June 2007.
  • Leader, Parliamentary Delegation to Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia, New Zealand and Vanuatu, December 2004.
  • Leader, Parliamentary Delegation to Indonesia, June 2005.

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Parliamentary party positions

  • Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry from 6.12.07 to 18.9.13. Shadow Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy from 6.12.07 to 22.9.08; Shadow Minister for Sustainable Development and Cities from 22.9.08 to 8.12.09; Shadow Minister for Small Business, Deregulation, Competition Policy and Sustainable Cities from 8.12.09 to 14.9.10; Shadow Minister for Small Business, Competition Policy and Consumer Affairs from 14.9.10 to 18.9.13.

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Party positions

  • Member, Liberal Party from 1986.
  • Secretary and Committee Member, Flinders Electoral Committee 1988-94.
  • Delegate, State Assembly and Province Electoral Committee 1988-92.
  • Delegate, Liberal Party State Council (Vic) 1988-92.

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Personal

  • Born 26.1.1966, Albury, NSW.

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Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament

  • BBus (RMIT).
  • Master of Business Leadership (RMIT).
  • Graduate Diploma of Management (RMIT).
  • Manager, Corporate Development, Shire of Hastings 1993-94.
  • Ministerial Adviser to the State Minister for Natural Resources, the Hon. CG Coleman, MLA (Vic) 1994-96.
  • Policy Adviser to the Federal Shadow Minister for the Environment, Senator CR Kemp 1995.

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Electorate

  • Description: outer metropolitan.
    Location: south eastern outskirts of Melbourne; it includes the suburbs include Frankston, Frankston North, Frankston South, Langwarrin, Langwarrin South, Mt Eliza, Mornington and Seaford, and parts of Baxter and Skye.
    Area: 140 sq km (approx.).
    Electors enrolled: 98 795 (at 7.9.13).
    Industries: light industry, commercial and retail.
    State electorates: Dunkley includes the Victorian Legislative Assembly electorate of Frankston, and parts of Carrum, Cranbourne, Hastings and Mornington.

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