Mr Laurie Ferguson MP

Laurie Ferguson

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Member for Werriwa, New South Wales

Australian Labor Party
House of Representatives

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Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

(02) 6277 4920
(02) 6277 8507

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

Suite 1, Level 1, 2 Oxford Road
Ingleburn, NSW, 2565

Postal address
PO Box 191
Ingleburn, NSW, 1890

(02) 9829 7477
(02) 9829 7499

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Electorate details

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Werriwa, New South Wales


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Parliamentary service

  • State: elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for Granville from 24.3.1984. Resigned 17.2.1990.
  • Federal: elected to the House of Representatives for Reid, New South Wales, 1990, 1993, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2004 and 2007.
  • Re-elected following the 2009 electoral redistribution for Werriwa, New South Wales 2010 and 2013.

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Ministerial appointments

  • Parliamentary Secretary for Multicultural Affairs and Settlement Services from 3.12.07 to 14.9.10.

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Committee service

  • House of Representatives Standing: Industry, Science and Technology from 16.5.90 to 29.1.96; Long Term Strategies from 1.6.90 to 8.2.93; Library from 12.5.93 to 29.1.96 and from 8.12.98 to 31.8.04; Employment, Education and Training from 12.5.93 to 27.6.94; Social Policy and Legal Affairs from 14.5.13 to 5.8.13.
  • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts from 29.5.96 to 19.6.97; Human Rights from 4.12.13 (Deputy Chair).
  • Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 17.5.90 to 29.1.96, from 12.8.99 to 31.8.04, from 25.10.10 (Chair, Human Rights Sub-Committee from 17.11.10) to 19.9.12 and from 5.2.13; Migration from 26.5.93 to 29.1.96 and from 20.3.02 to 17.10.07; Electoral Matters from 19.9.95 (Chair from 21.9.95 to 29.1.96) to 26.6.01; Treaties from 17.6.96 to 12.8.99, from 14.3.12 to 20.9.12 and from 14.3.13 to 5.8.13.

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Conferences, delegations and visits

  • Member, Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade visit to Papua New Guinea, February-March 1991.
  • Member, 87th IPU Conference, Yaounde, Cameroon, April 1992.
  • Official visit to Russia and the Ukraine, April 1992.
  • Member, Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade visit to Indonesia, October 1992.
  • Member, Official Delegation to the Republic of Korea, Japan and Taiwan, July 1994.
  • Leader, Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade (Foreign Affairs Sub-Committee) visit to Thailand and Laos, November-December 1994.
  • Attended 80th Anniversary Ceremony to mark the end of the First World War in France, July 1998.
  • Bilateral visits to Sweden and Estonia, October 1999.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Indonesia, August-September 2003.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Belgium, the Netherlands and Norway, April-May 2006.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to New Zealand, August 2006.
  • Official visit to Turkey, May 2009.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Denmark, Sweden and Greece, April 2011.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Timor-Leste and Indonesia, November 2011.

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Parliamentary party positions

  • Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry from 19.3.96 to 3.12.07. Shadow Minister for Administrative Services from 20.3.96 to 27.3.97; Shadow Minister for Veterans' Affairs from 27.3.97 to 20.10.98; Shadow Minister for Defence Science and Personnel from 27.3.97 to 25.11.01; Shadow Minister for Forestry and Conservation from 20.10.98 to 25.11.01; Shadow Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs from 25.11.01 to 8.12.03; Shadow Minister for Population, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs from 8.12.03 to 26.10.04; Shadow Minister for Immigration from 26.10.04 to 24.6.05; Shadow Minister for Consumer Affairs from 24.6.05 to 10.12.06; Shadow Minister for Population Health and Health Regulation from 24.6.05 to 10.12.06; Shadow Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Urban Development and Consumer Affairs from 10.12.06 to 3.12.07.

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Party positions

  • Past member, ALP Administrative Committee (NSW).
  • Past member, Foreign Affairs Committee (NSW).
  • Past member, Disputes Committee (NSW).
  • Secretary, Reid Federal Electoral Council 1976-90.

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  • Born 7.7.1952, Sydney, NSW.
  • Married.

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Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament

  • MA, BEc (Syd).
  • Research Officer, Federated Miscellaneous Workers' Union 1976-84.
  • Member, Legislative Assembly, New South Wales 1984-90 (see Parliamentary service above).

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  • Description: outer metropolitan.

    Location: outer south western Sydney; it includes the suburbs of Austral, Bardia, Bow Bowing, Casula, Claymore, Denham Court, Edmondson Park, Eschol Park, Glenfield, Horningsea Park, Hoxton Park, Ingleburn, Leppington, Lurnea, Macquarie Fields, Minto, Minto Heights, Prestons, Raby, St Andrews, Varroville, and parts of Liverpool, Leumeah and West Hoxton.

    Area: 159 sq km (approx.).

    Electors enrolled: 96 020 (at 7.9.13).
    Industries: light manufacturing, retail and service industries.

    State electorates: Werriwa includes parts of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorates of Camden, Campbelltown, Holsworthy, Liverpool and Macquarie Fields.

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