The Hon Michael Ronaldson MP

Michael Ronaldson

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Member for Ballarat, Victoria

Liberal Party of Australia
House of Representatives

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Parliamentary service

  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Ballarat, Victoria, 1990, 1993, 1996 and 1998. Retired at general elections 2001.
  • Elected to the Senate for Victoria 2004 (term began 1.7.2005) and 2010.

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Ministerial appointments

  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Transport and Regional Development from 14.10.96 to 21.10.98.
  • Minister for Veterans' Affairs from 18.9.13 to 21.9.15.
  • Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC from 18.9.13 to 21.9.15.
  • Special Minister of State from 18.9.13 to 21.9.15.

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Committee service

  • Senate Standing: Privileges from 1.7.05 to 11.2.08 and from 12.10.15; Regulations and Ordinances from 13.2.08 to 16.3.12; Environment and Communications: References Committee from 12.10.15; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: Legislation Committee from 12.10.15
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts: Legislation and References Committees from 1.7.05 to 11.9.06; Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts from 11.9.06 to 9.5.07; Economics from 8.2.07 (Chair from 8.2.07) to 11.2.08.
  • House of Representatives Standing: Library from 16.5.90 to 29.1.96; Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 7.3.91 to 8.2.93 and from 9.12.98 to 17.2.00; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs from 14.9.92 to 8.2.93; Employment, Education and Training from 29.6.94 to 29.1.96; Primary Industries, Resources and Rural and Regional Affairs from 29.5.96 (Chair from 30.5.96) to 12.12.96; Members' Interests from 29.5.96 to 14.10.96; Selection from 23.11.98 to 8.10.01; Employment, Education and Workplace Relations from 7.2.01 to 29.3.01.
  • Joint Standing: Electoral Matters from 20.3.08 to 24.6.09.

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Parliamentary party positions

  • Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry from 7.4.93 to 11.3.96 and from 6.12.07 to 18.9.13. Shadow Minister for Youth, Sport and Recreation from 7.4.93 to 26.5.94; Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition from 26.5.94 to 26.10.94; Shadow Minister for Schools, Vocational Education and Training from 26.10.94 to 11.3.96; Shadow Cabinet Secretary from 6.12.07 to 8.12.09; Shadow Special Minister of State from 6.12.07 to 14.9.10; and Scrutiny of Government Waste from 8.12.09 to 14.9.10; Shadow Minister for Veterans' Affairs from 14.9.10 to 18.9.13; Shadow Minister Assisting the Leader of the Opposition on the Centenary of ANZAC from 3.3.11 to 18.9.13.
  • Chief Government Whip in the House of Representatives from 18.10.98 to 8.10.01.

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Party positions

  • Member, Liberal Party from 1981.
  • Member, Liberal Party Administrative Committee (Vic) 2001-2004.
  • Various branch positions including President and Vice-President, Liberal Party Newington Branch.

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  • Born 13.2.1954 at Ballarat, Vic.
  • Married.

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Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament

  • LLB (Melb).
  • Barrister and solicitor.

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Local government service

  • Councillor, Ballarat City Council 1981-87.

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