Hon Bruce Billson MP

Bruce Billson

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Member for Dunkley, Victoria

Liberal Party of Australia
House of Representatives

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Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

(02) 6277 4433
(02) 6277 8414

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

20 Davey Street
Frankston, VIC, 3199

Postal address
PO Box 501
Frankston, VIC, 3199

(03) 9781 2333
(03) 9783 7912

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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 to 21.9.15.

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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.
  • Joint Standing: National Disability Insurance Scheme from 13.10.15.

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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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  • 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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Local government service

  • Council Delegate, Mornington Peninsula Tourism 1989-94.
  • Council Delegate, Peninsula Library Service 1990-94.
  • Executives Group Delegate, Western Port Development Council 1992-94.

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  • 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: 99 004 (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, Hastings and Mornington.

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