Hon Kelvin Thomson MP

Former Member

Party
Australian Labor Party
Chamber
House of Representatives

Seating Plan

Seating map

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 4633
Fax:
(02) 6277 8409

Connect with Hon Kelvin Thomson MP

Email
Kelvin.Thomson.MP@aph.gov.au
Social media

Websites
Personal website
Party website

Alternative URL

http://www.aph.gov.au/K_Thomson_MP

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • State: elected to the Victorian Legislative Assembly for Pascoe Vale from 1.10.1988. Resigned 5.2.1996.
  • Federal: elected to the House of Representatives for Wills, Victoria, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2013. Retired prior to general elections 2016.
Parliamentary positions
  • Member, Speaker's Panel from 18.2.08 to 13.2.13.
Ministerial appointments
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Trade from 4.2.13 to 1.7.13.
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Schools from 1.7.13 to 18.9.13.
Committee service
  • State: Legal and Constitutional Committee (Vic) 1988-92; Public Accounts and Estimates Committees (Vic) 1992-96.
  • Federal: House of Representatives Standing: Procedure from 29.5.96 to 31.8.98; Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 30.5.96 to 17.11.97 and from 6.2.07 to 17.10.07; Science and Innovation from 8.5.07 to 17.10.07; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs from 19.2.08 to 19.7.10; Climate Change, Environment and the Arts from 25.10.10 to 11.10.11 and from 7.2.12 to 13.2.13; Appropriations and Administration from 25.10.10 to 13.2.13.
  • Joint Statutory: Corporations and Securities from 19.6.97 to 31.8.98; Public Accounts and Audit from 10.4.00 to 11.2.02; Human Rights from 14.3.12 to 6.2.13.
  • Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 18.2.08 to 15.6.09; Treaties from 18.2.08 to 6.2.13 and from 4.12.13 to 9.5.16.
Parliamentary party positions
  • State: Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry (Vic) 1992-94. Shadow Minister for Energy and Minerals, Shadow Minister responsible for State Owned Enterprises and Shadow Minister for Tourism (Vic) 1992-93; Shadow Minister for Employment, Industry and Industrial Relations (Vic) 1994.
  • Manager, Opposition Business (Vic) 1994.
  • Federal: Parliamentary Secretary to the Shadow Treasurer and to the Shadow Minister for Population and Immigration from 26.8.97 to 20.10.98.
  • Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry from 19.10.98 to 9.3.07. Shadow Assistant Treasurer from 20.10.98 to 25.11.01; Shadow Minister for Environment and Heritage from 25.11.01 to 18.2.03; Shadow Minister for Sustainability and the Environment from 18.2.03 to 26.10.04; and Heritage from 8.12.03 to 26.10.04; Shadow Minister for Regional Development and Roads from 26.10.04 to 24.6.05; and Housing and Urban Development from 26.10.04 to 24.6.05; Shadow Minister for Public Accountability and Human Services from 24.6.05 to 10.12.06; Shadow Attorney-General from 10.12.06 to 9.3.07.
  • Deputy Manager of Opposition Business in the House from 10.12.06 to 9.3.07.
Party positions
  • Member, ALP from 1975.
  • Executive Member, ALP Coburg North Branch 1977-88.
  • President, Wills Federal Electoral Assembly 1980-81 and 1985-89.
  • Delegate, ALP State Conference (Vic) from 1980.
Personal
  • Born 1.5.1955 at Coburg, Vic.
  • Married.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BA(Hons), LLB(Hons)(Melb).
  • Public servant 1977-79.
  • Electorate Secretary to Senator GJ Evans 1979-82.
  • Project Officer, Commonwealth Ombudsman 1983.
  • Principal Project Officer, Australia Post 1984-88.
  • Member, Victorian Legislative Assembly (see Parliamentary Service above).
Electorate
    Description: inner metropolitan.
    Location: inner-north Melbourne; it includes the suburbs of Brunswick, Glenroy, Gowanbrae, Hadfield, Oak Park and Pascoe Vale, and parts of Coburg, Fawkner and Strathmore.
    Area: 57 sq km (approx.).
    Electors enrolled: 105 547 (at 7.9.13).
    Industries: paper, tiles, clothing, steel, paints, glass, textiles, defence industries, joinery, electrical goods, retailing and various hardware industries.
    State electorates: Wills includes the Victorian Legislative Assembly electorate of Pascoe Vale, and parts of Broadmeadows, Brunswick, Essendon, Niddrie and Sunbury.
Publications
  • Labor essays 1983 (co-editor with J Reeves), Richmond, Vic: Dove Communications, 1983.