Parliament Office Electorate Office Connect Electorate details Parliament Office PO Box 6022 House of Representatives Parliament House Canberra ACT 2600 Telephone: (02) 6277 4255 Fax: (02) 6277 8451 Connect with Mr Mike Symon MP Social media Contact form Websites Personal website Party website Alternative URL http://www.aph.gov.au/M_Symon_MP Speeches First speech Recent speech Browse all speeches (Hansard) Biography Parliamentary service Elected to the House of Representatives for Deakin, Victoria, 2007 and 2010. Defeated at general elections 2013. Parliamentary positions Member, Speaker's Panel from 7.2.12 to 5.8.13. Committee service House of Representatives Standing: Employment and Workplace Relations from 11.3.08 to 19.7.10; Industry, Science and Innovation from 11.3.08 to 19.7.10; Education and Training from 17.6.09 to 19.7.10; Education and Employment from 25.10.10 to 8.5.13; Infrastructure and Communications from 25.10.10 to 8.5.13; Petitions from 25.10.10 to 8.5.13; Privileges and Members' Interests from 25.10.10 to 8.5.13; Social Policy and Legal Affairs from 7.2.12 to 14.8.12.Joint Standing: National Broadband Network from 22.3.11 to 8.5.13; Treaties from 6.2.13 to 8.5.13. Conferences, delegations and visits Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Singapore, January 2010. Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Cambodia, September 2011. Party positions Delegate, ALP State Conference from 1998.Member, ALP Public Office Selection Committee from 2003.Member, ALP Industrial Affairs Policy Committee from 2003; Secretary 2005-06.President, ALP Ringwood Branch 2005; Secretary from 2006. Personal Born 21.2.1965, Box Hill, Vic.Married. Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety (CFMEU Training Unit, Melbourne).Licensed electrician (Box Hill TAFE).Union official.Campaign officer. Electorate Description: outer metropolitan.Location: eastern Melbourne; it includes the suburbs of Bayswater North, Blackburn, Blackburn North, Blackburn South, Burwood East, Croydon, Croydon South, Forest Hill, Heathmont, Mitcham, Nunawading, Ringwood, Ringwood East, Ringwood North and Vermont.Area: 61 sq km (approx.).Electors enrolled: 87 744 (at 21.8.10).Industries: light manufacturing, commercial and retail industries.State electorates: Deakin includes parts of the Victorian Legislative Assembly electorates of Bayswater, Forest Hill, Kilsyth, Mitcham and Warrandyte.