The Hon Dr Mike Kelly AM, MP

Michael Kelly

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Member for Eden-Monaro, New South Wales

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Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

(02) 6277 4496
(02) 6277 8434

Electorate Office 1

(Principal Office)

11-25 Monaro Street
Queanbeyan, NSW, 2620

Postal address
PO Box 214
Queanbeyan, NSW, 2620

(02) 6284 2442
(02) 6284 2460

Electorate Office 2

1/225 Carp Street
Bega, NSW, 2550

Postal address
P.O. Box 1233
Bega, NSW, 2550

(02) 6492 0542
(02) 6492 0509

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Eden-Monaro, New South Wales


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Parliamentary service

  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Eden-Monaro, New South Wales, 2007 and 2010. Defeated at general elections 2013. Re-elected 2016.

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Ministerial appointments

  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence from 3.12.07 to 6.2.08.
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Defence Support from 6.2.08 to 14.9.10.
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Water from 25.2.09 to 14.9.10.
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry from 14.9.10 to 14.12.11.
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Defence from 14.12.11 to 4.2.13.
  • Minister for Defence Materiel from 4.2.13 to 18.9.13.

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Conferences, delegations and visits

  • Official visits to New Zealand, June-July 2008; Vietnam, August 2009; Ethiopia, March 2010; Israel, December 2010; France and Italy, June 2011; Samoa, June 2011; United Arab Emirates, March 2012; USA, June 2012.

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Parliamentary party positions

  • Shadow Assistant Minister for Defence Industry and Support from 23.07.16.

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  • Born 23.2.1960, Adelaide, SA.
  • Married.

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Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament

  • BA, LLB (Macq), PhD (UNSW).
  • Solicitor 1984-87.
  • Army officer 1987-2007 (see Military service below).

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Military Service

  • Army officer 1987-2007.
  • Chief of General Staff Commendation Medal.
  • Australian Active Service Medal (three clasps: Somalia, Timor Leste, Iraq).
  • Australian Service Medal (Balkans).
  • United Nations Medal (Timor Leste).
  • Iraq Campaign Medal.
  • Australian Defence Medal.
  • Defence Long Service Medal.

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  • Description: rural.
    Location: New South Wales far south coast, the Snowy Mountains and tablelands; it includes the centres of Adaminaby, Batemans Bay, Bega, Berridale, Bodalla, Bombala, Braidwood, Bungendore, Captains Flat, Cooma, Dalmeny, Delegate, Eden, Jindabyne, Merimbula, Moruya, Narooma, Queanbeyan, Sutton and Tathra.

    Area: 29 499 sq km (approx.).

    Electors enrolled: 96 465 (at 21.8.10).

    Industries: timber industries, beef cattle, sheep and wool, dairy farming, dairy products and mixed farming, the Snowy Mountains hydroelectric scheme, snowfields and tourism.

    State electorates: Eden-Monaro includes the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorate of Bega, and parts of Monaro.

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  • Appointed Member of the Order of Australia, June 1994.

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  • Peace operations: tackling the military, legal and policy challenges, Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service, 1997.
  • Restoring and maintaining order in complex peace operations: the search for a legal framework, The Hague: Kluwer Law International, 1999.

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