Hon Alan Griffin MP

Alan Griffin

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Member for Bruce, Victoria

Australian Labor Party
House of Representatives

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Contact details

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

(02) 6277 4303
(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

(03) 9547 1444
(03) 9547 7944

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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, and from 10.2.15.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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