The Hon Alan Griffin MP

Alan Griffin

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Member for Bruce, Victoria

Party
Australian Labor Party
Chamber
House of Representatives

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Contact details

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 4303
Fax:
(02) 6277 8499

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

Shop 98A Waverley Gardens Shopping Centre
Corner Police & Jackson's Roads
Mulgrave, VIC, 3170

Postal address
PO Box 1034
Waverley Gardens, VIC, 3170

Telephone:
(03) 9547 1444
Fax:
(03) 9547 7944

Connect with The Hon Alan Griffin MP

Email
Alan.Griffin.MP@aph.gov.au
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Websites
Personal website
Party website

Alternative URL

www.aph.gov.au/A_Griffin_MP

Biography

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Parliamentary service

  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Corinella, Victoria, 1993.
  • Re-elected following the 1994 electoral redistribution for Bruce, Victoria, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2013.

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Ministerial appointments

  • Minister for Veteran's Affairs from 3.12.07 to 14.9.10.
  • Cabinet Secretary from 1.7.13 to 18.9.13.
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister from 1.7.13 to 18.9.13.
  • Minister for Defence Personnel from 1.4.10 to 14.9.10.

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Committee service

  • House of Representatives Standing: Publications from 26.5.93 to 31.8.98; Employment, Education and Training from 27.6.94 to 13.2.97; Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 31.8.00 to 8.10.01; Economics, Finance and Public Administration from 20.3.02 to 31.8.04; Communications, Information Technology and the Arts from 2.12.04 to 25.5.06.
  • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts from 12.5.93 to 1.1.98; Public Accounts and Audit from 1.1.98 to 9.8.99 and from 20.3.02 to 31.8.04; Corporations and Financial Services from 20.3.02 to 31.8.04 and from 25.10.10 to 5.8.13; Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings from 4.12.13.
  • Joint Standing: Electoral Matters from 26.5.93 to 15.5.97, from 30.10.97 to 31.8.98, from 6.9.05 to 17.10.07 and from 25.10.10; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 25.10.10 to 3.9.14.

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Conferences, delegations and visits

  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Indonesia and Tonga, September-October 2011.
  • Official visits to Vietnam, December 2007; France, Israel and USA, April-May 2008; New Zealand, May-June 2008; France, Belgium and UK, November 2008; Brunei and Malaysia, December 2008; Timor-Leste, March 2009; UK, France and Belgium, April 2009; Papua New Guinea, July 2009; Poland and UK, August-September 2009; Papua New Guinea, November-December 2009; UK, France and Belgium, April 2009; France, January-February 2010; New Zealand, February 2010; Indonesia, April 2010; Turkey, April 2010.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to European Parliamentary Institutions, and bilateral visits to UK (Northern Ireland) and Republic of Ireland, September-October 1996.
  • Member, 98th IPU Conference, Cairo, and bilateral visit to Kuwait, September 1997.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to the 9th Annual Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum, Valparaiso, Chile, and bilateral visit to Chile, January 2001.
  • Official visit to USA, August-September 2005; Turkey and Egypt, April-May 2006.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Morocco, Algeria and Nigeria, August-September 2006.

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Parliamentary party positions

  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Shadow Minister for Health from 20.10.98 to 25.11.01; Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition from 25.11.01; Parliamentary Secretary to the Shadow Minister for Treasury, Finance and Small Business (Consumer Affairs and Banking Services) from 25.11.01 to 18.2.03.
  • Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry from 18.2.03 to 3.12.07. Shadow Minister for Consumer Protection and Consumer Health from 18.2.03 to 8.12.03; Shadow Minister for Consumer Affairs and Shadow Minister Assisting the Shadow Minister for Health from 8.12.03 to 26.10.04; Shadow Minister for Sport and Recreation from 26.10.04 to 24.6.05; Shadow Minister for Veterans Affairs from 24.6.05 to 3.12.07; Shadow Special Minister of State from 24.6.05 to 3.12.07; and Shadow Minister for Defence Science and Personnel from 10.12.06 to 3.12.07.

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Party positions

  • Member, ALP from 1979.
  • Member, ALP State Administrative Committee (Vic) 1989-91 and 1993.
  • Delegate, ALP State Conference (Vic) from 1984.
  • Secretary, ALP Springvale South Branch 1990-93.

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Personal

  • Born 23.2.1960, Melbourne, Vic.
  • Married.

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Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament

  • BA (ANU).
  • Public servant 1984-85.
  • Union organiser 1986 and 1988-89.
  • Electorate secretary 1987-88 and 1989-90.
  • Ministerial adviser to the Victorian State Minister for Community Services, the Hon. K Setches, MLA 1990-91.
  • Ministerial adviser to the Hon. S Crean, MP 1991-93.

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Local government service

  • Councillor, Springvale City Council 1991-93.

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Electorate

  • Description: outer metropolitan.
    Location: eastern Melbourne; it includes the suburbs of Dandenong North, Glen Waverley, Mulgrave, Noble Park North, Wheelers Hill and parts of Clayton, Dandenong, Noble Park, Notting Hill and Springvale.
    Area: 73 sq km (approx.).
    Electors enrolled: 94 772 (at 7.9.13).
    Industries: commercial activities including warehouse and light engineering.
    State electorates: Bruce includes the Victorian Legislative Assembly electorate of Mulgrave, and parts of Clarinda, Dandenong, Forest Hill, Mt Waverley and Oakleigh.

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