Hon Michael Danby MP

Michael Danby

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Member for Melbourne Ports, 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 4520
(02) 6277 8480

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

117 Fitzroy Street
St Kilda West, VIC, 3182

Postal address
PO Box 2086
St Kilda West, VIC, 3182

(03) 9534 8126
(03) 9534 1575

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Electorate details

Melbourne Ports electorate map

Melbourne Ports, Victoria


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Parliamentary service

  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Melbourne Ports, Victoria, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2013.

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Ministerial appointments

  • Parliamentary Secretary for the Arts from 25.3.13 to 18.9.13.

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Committee service

  • House of Representatives Standing: Privileges from 8.12.98 to 8.10.01; Selection from 18.2.02 to 17.10.07; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs from 20.3.02 to 20.3.03; Procedure from 4.12.13 to 9.5.16.
  • Joint Statutory: Intelligence and Security from 18.11.10 to 17.6.13.
  • Joint Standing: Electoral Matters from 8.12.98 to 4.12.00 and from 26.6.01 (Deputy Chair) to 19.7.10; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 2.12.04 to 14.5.13 and from 4.12.13 to 9.5.16; Migration from 18.2.08 to 19.7.10; Parliamentary Library from 2.12.13 to 9.5.16.
  • Joint Select: Republic Referendum from 9.6.99 to 9.8.99; Cyber-Safety from 18.3.10 to 19.7.10 and from 12.10.11 to 14.5.13.

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Parliamentary party positions

  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition and Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Arts from 18.10.13 to 23.07.16.
  • Opposition Whip from 22.11.01 to 17.10.07.

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Party positions

  • Member, ALP Caucus Social Policy Committee.
  • Secretary, ALP Caucus National Security and Trade Committee.

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  • Born 16.2.1955, Melbourne, Vic.
  • Married.

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Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament

  • President, Student Council 1975-76.
  • Assistant to Mr S Lipski 1977-80.
  • Manager, HalMaag Art Gallery.
  • Assistant Private Secretary to the Hon. B Cohen, MP 1983-84.
  • Senior Vice-President, International Youth Conference, Kingston, Jamaica 1985.
  • Editor, Australia/Israel Review 1986-93.
  • Adviser to the Minister for Tourism, the Hon. AG Griffiths, MP 1993-94.
  • Industrial Officer, Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees' Association 1994-96.

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Military Service

  • Officer Cadet Training 1980-82.

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  • Description: inner metropolitan.
    Location: inner Melbourne; it includes the suburbs of Albert Park, Balaclava, Caulfield, Caulfield East, Elwood, Middle Park, Port Melbourne, Ripponlea, St Kilda, St Kilda East, St Kilda West, Southbank and South Melbourne, and parts of Docklands, Elsternwick and South Yarra.
    Area: 40 sq km (approx.).
    Electors enrolled: 93 616 (at 7.9.13).
    Industries: car assembly plants, aircraft parts production, stevedoring and various manufacturing, commercial and retail industries.
    State electorates: Melbourne Ports includes the Victorian Legislative Assembly electorate of Albert Park, and parts of Brighton, Caulfield and Prahran.

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