Parliament Office Electorate Office Connect Electorate details Parliament Office PO Box 6022 House of Representatives Parliament House Canberra ACT 2600 Telephone: (02) 6277 4762 Fax: (02) 6277 8536 Connect with Mr Christian Zahra MP Websites Speeches The first speech is not yet availableRecent speech Browse all speeches (Hansard) Biography Parliamentary service Elected to the House of Representatives for McMillan, Victoria, 1998 and 2001. Defeated at general elections 2004. Committee service House of Representatives Standing: Industry, Science and Resources from 8.12.98 to 8.10.01; Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry from 20.3.02 to 13.5.04. Parliamentary party positions Parliamentary Secretary to the Shadow Minister for Communications from 25.11.01 to 18.2.03; Parliamentary Secretary to the Shadow Minister for Regional Development, Transport, Infrastructure and Tourism from 18.2.03 to 8.12.03; Parliamentary Secretary to the Shadow Minister for Urban and Regional Development, Transport, Infrastructure and Tourism from 8.12.03 to 22.10.04. Party positions Delegate, ALP Youth Conference from 1992.Member, Young Labor Executive (Vic) 1993, 1995, 1996; State Secretary, Young Labor (Vic) 1996.Secretary, McMillan Federal Electoral Assembly 1995-96.Delegate, ALP State Conference (Vic) from 1997. Personal Born 8.4.1973 at Pieta, Malta.Single. Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament BEc (La Trobe).Electorate officer to B Cunningham, MP 1994-96.Project Leader (Finance), Gippsland Water 1996-97.Chief Executive Officer, Aboriginal Health Service, Morwell, Vic 1997-98. Electorate Description: rural.Location: south-eastern Victoria; it includes the centres of Boolarra, Churchill, Darnum, Drouin, Erica, Moe, Morwell, Neerim South, Pakenham, Thorpdale, Trafalgar, Traralgon, Walhalla, Warragul, Yarragon and Yinnar.Area: 5744 sq km (approx.).Electors enrolled: 85 551 (at 10.11.01).Industries: dairy farming, coal mining, power generation, paper manufacturing, fruit, forestry, potato growing, sawmilling and tourism.State electorates: McMillan includes the Victorian Legislative Assembly electorate of Narracan, and parts of Gippsland South, Gippsland West, Morwell and Pakenham.