Hon David Feeney MP

David Feeney

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Member for Batman, 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 4948
(02) 6277 4849

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

159 High St
Preston, VIC, 3072

Postal address
159 High St
Preston, VIC, 3072

(03) 9416 8690
(03) 9410 7810

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Parliamentary service

  • Elected to the Senate for Victoria 2007 (term began 1.7.2008). Resigned 12.8.2013.
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Batman, Victoria, 2013.

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Ministerial appointments

  • Parliamentary Secretary for Defence from 14.9.10 to 18.9.13.

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Committee service

  • Senate Standing: Publications from 1.7.08 to 27.9.10; Privileges from 12.5.10 to 27.9.10.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 1.7.08 to 14.5.09; Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 1.7.08 to 14.5.09; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: Legislation and References Committees from 14.5.09 to 27.9.10.
  • Senate Select: Climate Policy from 18.3.09 to 15.6.09.
  • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 1.7.08 to 19.7.10.
  • Joint Standing: Electoral Matters from 15.9.09 to 26.10.10; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 4.12.13.

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Parliamentary party positions

  • Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry from 14.10.13. Shadow Minister for Justice and Shadow Assistant Minister for Defence from 18.10.13; Shadow Minister for Veterans? Affairs and Shadow Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC from 1.7.14.

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Party positions

  • Member, ALP Administrative Committee (Vic.) 1994-2002.
  • Caucus Secretary, Federal Parliamentary Labor Party 2008-10.

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  • Born 5.3.1970, Adelaide, SA.
  • Married.

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Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament

  • MPPM (Monash).
  • Federal Industrial Officer, Transport Workers' Union 1994-98.
  • ALP State Secretary and Campaign Director (Vic.) 1999-2002.
  • Director of Strategy, Office of the Premier of Victoria, the Hon. SP Bracks, MLA 2003-04.
  • ALP Campaign Director (SA) 2005-06.
  • ALP Assistant National Secretary 2005-08.

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  • Description: inner metropolitan.
    Location: north eastern Melbourne; it includes the suburbs of Alphington, Clifton Hill, Fairfield, Kingsbury, Northcote, Preston, Reservoir and Thornbury, and parts of Bundoora, Coburg North, Macleod and Thomastown.
    Area: 66 sq km (approx.).
    Electors enrolled: 103 239 (at 7.9.13).
    Industries: retail, light engineering, textiles, clothing and footwear.
    State electorates: Batman includes the Victorian Legislative Assembly electorates of Northcote and Preston, and parts of Richmond and Thomastown.

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