Mr Chris Hayes MP

Member for Fowler, New South Wales

Chief Opposition Whip
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 4083
(02) 6277 2309

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Principal Office

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

Postal address

PO Box 205
Cabramatta, NSW, 2166

(02) 9726 3988
(02) 9727 2240

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Electorate details

Fowler, New South Wales

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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, 2013 and 2016.
Parliamentary appointments
  • Parliamentary Representative on the Council of the National Library of Australia from 26.5.14 to 9.5.16.
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 to 17.10.07 (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 to 9.5.16; Selection from 30.9.10 to 6.7.11, from 14.8.12 to 10.9.12 and from 14.5.13 to 9.5.16; Procedure from 14.5.13 to 23.10.14; Appropriations and Administration from 4.12.13 to 9.5.16.
  • Joint Statutory: Australian Crime Commission from 12.9.05 to 25.11.10; Law Enforcement from 25.11.10 to 15.5.13, from 16.7.14 to 9.5.16 and from 15.9.16; Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity from 18.2.08 to 16.7.14; Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings from 18.2.08 to 5.8.13.
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 to 9.5.16; and from 30.8.2016.
Party positions
  • Member, ALP from 1975.
  • Born 17.7.1955, Sydney, NSW.
  • Married.
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.
    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: 99 122 (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 Fairfield, Liverpool and Mulgoa.