Mr Chris Hayes MP

Christopher Hayes

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Member for Fowler, New South Wales

Positions
Chief Opposition Whip
Party
Australian Labor Party
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 4083
Fax:
(02) 6277 2309

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

Level 2
24-32 Hughes Street
Cabramatta, NSW, 2166

Postal address
PO Box 205
Cabramatta, NSW, 2166

Telephone:
(02) 9726 3988
Fax:
(02) 9727 2240

Connect with Chris Hayes

Email
Chris.Hayes.MP@aph.gov.au
Websites
Personal website
Party website

Alternative URL

www.aph.gov.au/C_Hayes_MP

Biography

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Parliamentary service

  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Werriwa, New South Wales, at by-election 19.3.2005 vice MW Latham (resigned). Re-elected 2007.
  • Re-elected following the 2009 electoral redistribution for Fowler, New South Wales, 2010 and 2013.

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Committee service

  • House of Representatives Standing: Communications, Information Technology and the Arts from 10.5.05 to 17.10.07; Science and Innovation from 10.5.05 to 17.10.07; Publications from 16.6.05 to 14.5.13; Employment, Workplace Relations and Workforce Participation from 12.9.05 (Chair from 7.12.06) to 17.10.07; Employment and Workplace Relations from 19.2.08 to 11.2.10; House from 19.2.08; Selection from 30.9.10 to 6.7.11, from 14.8.12 to 10.9.12 and from 14.5.13; Procedure from 14.5.13; Appropriations and Administration from 4.12.13.
  • Joint Statutory: Australian Crime Commission from 12.9.05 to 25.11.10; Law Enforcement from 25.11.10 to 15.5.13; Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity from 18.2.08; Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings from 18.2.08 to 5.8.13.

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Conferences, delegations and visits

  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Canada, USA, Italy, Austria, UK and the Netherlands, April-May 2009.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to USA, September-October 2009.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Hungary, April 2012.

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Parliamentary party positions

  • Government Whip from 3.12.07 to 5.7.11.
  • Chief Government Whip from 13.5.13 to 5.8.13.
  • Chief Opposition Whip from 14.10.13.

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Party positions

  • Member, ALP from 1975.

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Personal

  • Born 17.7.1955, Sydney, NSW.
  • Married.

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Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament

  • Diploma in Labour Relations and Law (Syd).
  • Personnel Administration Certificate (NSW TAFE).
  • Clerical officer, Metropolitan Water, Sewerage and Drainage Board 1972-78.
  • Industrial officer, Public Service Professional Officers' Association (NSW) 1978-86.
  • Industrial officer, Australian Workers' Union 1986-95; Assistant National Secretary 1995-97.
  • Senior adviser, Police Federation of Australia and New Zealand 1997-99.
  • Self-employed business adviser 1999-2005.

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Electorate

  • Description: outer metropolitan.

    Location: south western outskirts of Sydney; it includes the suburbs of Ashcroft, Austral, Bonnyrigg, Bonnyrigg Heights, Busby, Cabramatta, Cabramatta West, Canley Heights, Canley Vale, Cartwright, Cecil Hills, Cecil Park, Edensor Park, Green Valley, Greenfield Park, Heckenberg, Hinchinbrook, Lansvale, Liverpool, Middleton Grange, Miller, Mount Pritchard, Prairiewood, Sadleir, St Johns Park, Wakeley and West Hoxton.

    Area: 69 sq km (approx.).

    Electors enrolled: 99 064 (at 7.9.13).
    Industries: horticulture, mixed farming and market gardens, light manufacturing, retail and service industries.

    State electorates: Fowler includes the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorate of Cabramatta, and parts of Liverpool and Smithfield.

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