Mr Petro Georgiou MP

Former Member

Party
Liberal Party of Australia
Chamber
House of Representatives

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Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 4419
Fax:
(02) 6277 4990

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Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Kooyong, Victoria, at by-election on 19.11.1994, vice the Hon. AS Peacock (resigned). Re-elected 1996, 1998, 2001, 2004 and 2007. Retired prior to general elections 2010.
Committee service
  • House of Representatives Standing: Library from 20.3.02 to 7.12.05; Science and Innovation from 1.12.04 (Chair from 6.12.04) to 17.10.07; Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 11.3.08 to 19.7.10; Privileges and Members' Interests from 11.3.08 to 19.7.10.
  • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts from 29.5.96 to 1.1.98; Public Accounts and Audit from 1.1.98 to 31.8.04 and from 11.3.08 to 19.7.10.
  • Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 18.6.96 to 31.8.98; Migration from 29.3.01 to 11.2.02 and from 11.3.08 to 19.7.10; Electoral Matters from 20.3.02 (Chair from 27.3.02) to 31.8.04; Parliamentary Library from 28.2.06 to 17.10.07.
Conferences, delegations and visits
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to UK, the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Austria, April 2008.
Party positions
  • Director, Liberal Policy Unit 1985-89.
  • State Director, Liberal Party (Vic) 1989-94.
Personal
  • Born 30.11.1947, Corfu, Greece.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BA(Hons)(Melb).
  • Senior tutor in Politics, La Trobe University 1970-73.
  • Senior Adviser to the Prime Minister, the Rt Hon. JM Fraser, CH 1975-79.
  • Secretary, Ethnic Television Review Panel 1979-80.
  • Director, Australian Institute of Multicultural Affairs 1980-85.
  • Senior Adviser to the Leader of the Opposition, the Hon. AS Peacock 1985.
  • Party official 1985-94 (see Party Positions above).
  • Seconded to be Political Coordinator in the Office of the Leader of the Opposition, Dr JR Hewson 1993-94.
Electorate
    Description: inner metropolitan.
    Location: eastern Melbourne; it includes the inner eastern suburbs of Balwyn, Balwyn North, Canterbury, Hawthorn, Hawthorn East, Kew, Kew East and parts of Camberwell, Glen Iris and Surrey Hills.
    Area: 49 sq km (approx.).
    Electors enrolled: 88 324 (at 24.11.07).
    Industries: retail and service industries.
    State electorates: Kooyong includes the Victorian Legislative Assembly electorate of Kew, and parts of Box Hill, Burwood and Hawthorn.