Speeches First speech Browse all speeches (Hansard) Biography Parliamentary service Elected to the House of Representatives for Holt, Victoria at by-election 1999, vice the Hon. G Evans (resigned). Re-elected 2001, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2019. Retired prior to general elections 2022. Ministerial appointments Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister from 3.12.2007 to 14.9.2010.Parliamentary Secretary for Trade from 25.2.2009 to 14.9.2010. Committee service House of Representatives Standing: Environment and Heritage served from 1.6.2000 to 6.6.2000; Environment and Heritage served as Deputy Chair from 7.6.2000 to 8.10.2001; Industry and Resources served as Deputy Chair from 20.3.2002 to 21.10.2002; Science and Innovation served from 2.12.2004 to 10.5.2005; Members' Interests served from 2.12.2004 to 17.10.2007; Petitions served from 25.10.2010 to 9.5.2016; Privileges and Members' Interests served from 22.7.2019 to 18.10.2021Joint Standing: Treaties served from 16.2.2000 to 8.10.2001; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade served from 24.9.2002 to 31.8.2004; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade served from 25.10.2010 to 14.3.2012; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade served from 19.9.2012 to 5.8.2013; Parliamentary Library served from 17.10.2016 to 11.11.2020Joint Statutory: Corporations and Financial Services served from 20.3.2002 to 31.8.2004; Australian Crime Commission served from 2.12.2004 to 12.9.2005; Intelligence and Security served as Deputy Chair from 7.3.2005 to 17.10.2007; Intelligence and Security served as Chair from 18.11.2010 to 11.12.2013; Intelligence and Security served as Deputy Chair from 12.12.2013 to 9.5.2016; Intelligence and Security served from 15.9.2016 to 11.4.2019; Intelligence and Security served as Deputy Chair from 4.7.2019 to 18.10.2021 Parliamentary party positions Member of the Australian Labor Party Caucus Committee on Security and Defence.Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs from 10.12.2006 to 3.12.2007. Party positions President of the Australian Labor Party Endeavour Hills Branch.Member of the Australian Labor Party Public Office Selection Committee. Personal Born: 1.12.1962, Adelaide, AustraliaGender: Male Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament Chief Executive Officer of the Anxiety Disorders Foundation of Australia from 1994 to 1996.Adviser to Senator J Collins from 1996 to 1999. Electorate Name: HoltLocation: The Division of Holt consists of part of the Casey City Council.Area: 266 Sq kmElectors enrolled: 106,812 (at 5.6.2019)Industries: Light industry, retail, education and training, manufacturing, health care and construction.