Mrs Sophie Mirabella MP

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Former Member

Party
Liberal Party of Australia
Chamber
House of Representatives

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Indi, Victoria, 2001. Re-elected 2004, 2007 and 2010. Defeated at general elections 2013.
Committee service
  • Joint Statutory: Native Title and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land Fund from 20.3.2002 to 5.12.2002.
  • Joint Standing: Electoral Matters from 5.12.2002 to 17.10.2007; National Capital and External Territories from 1.12.2004 to 17.10.2007; Treaties from 1.12.2004 to 14.2.2007; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 11.3.2008 to 10.3.2009; Parliamentary Library from 11.3.2008 to 12.5.2010; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 25.10.2010 to 5.8.2013.
  • House of Representatives Standing: Employment and Workplace Relations from 20.3.2002 to 31.8.2004; Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 20.3.2002 to 3.2.2010; Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry from 14.2.2007 to 17.10.2007; Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government from 11.3.2008 to 10.11.2008; Family, Community, Housing and Youth from 10.11.2008 to 30.11.2009.
  • House of Representatives Select: Recent Australian Bushfires from 27.3.2003 to 5.11.2003.
Conferences, delegations and visits
  • Elected Delegate to the Australian Constitutional Convention, February 1998
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Italy, Austria, France and Switzerland, October 2009
Parliamentary party positions
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Local Government from 6.12.2007 to 22.9.2008.
  • Member of the Opposition Shadow Ministry from 22.9.2008 to 18.9.2013.
  • Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Education, Childcare, Women and Youth from 22.9.2008 to 10.11.2008.
  • Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Education, Childcare, Status of Women and Youth from 10.11.2008 to 8.12.2009.
  • Shadow Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research from 8.12.2009 to 14.9.2010.
  • Shadow Minister for Innovation, Industry and Science from 14.9.2010 to 18.9.2013.
Party positions
  • President, Melbourne University Liberal Club
  • Vice-President, Australian Liberal Students' Federation
  • Member, various policy assembly committees, Liberal Party State Council (Vic)
  • Member, Workplace Relations Task Force
  • Member, Liberal Party from 1987
Personal
  • Born 27.10.1968, Melbourne, Australia
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • B.Comm (Melb)
  • LL.B (Melb)
  • LL.M (Melb)
  • Solicitor and articled clerk 1995-97
  • Barrister 1998-2001
Electorate
  • Description: Rural
  • Location: north-eastern Victoria; it includes the centres of Beechworth, Benalla, Bright, Corryong, Euroa, Mansfield, Mt Beauty, Myrtleford, Rutherglen, Tallangatta, Violet Town, Wangaratta, Wodonga and Yackandandah.
  • Area: 28008 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 92956 (at 21.8.2010)
  • Industries: tourism, forestry, woodchipping, tobacco, viticulture, agriculture, timber processing and manufacturing.
  • Electorate: Indi includes the Victorian Legislative Assembly electorate of Benambra, and parts of Benalla and Murray Valley.