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Ms Laura Smyth MP

Ms Laura Smyth MP

Former Member

Party
Australian Labor Party
Chamber
House of Representatives

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for La Trobe, Victoria, 2010. Defeated at general elections 2013.
Committee service
  • Joint Statutory: Corporations and Financial Services from 25.10.2010 to 5.8.2013; Public Accounts and Audit from 25.10.2010 to 5.8.2013.
  • House of Representatives Standing: Social Policy and Legal Affairs from 25.10.2010 to 5.8.2013; Privileges and Members' Interests from 21.8.2012 to 5.8.2013.
Party positions
  • Member of the Australian Labor Party Administrative Committee (Vic.).
  • Member of the Australian Labor Party Rules Revision Committee (Vic.).
  • Delegate of the Australian Labor Party National Conference.
  • Delegate to the Australian Labor Party State Conference (Vic.).
  • Member of the Australian Labor Party Economics Policy Committee (Vic.).
  • Secretary of the Australian Labor Party Youth Policy Committee (Vic.).
Personal
  • Born 12.11.1976, Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Partner
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BSc (Monash University).
  • LLM (University of Melbourne).
  • LLB(Hons) (Monash University).
  • Solicitor.
Electorate
  • Name: La Trobe
  • Location: eastern outskirts of Melbourne covering the Dandenong Ranges; it includes the suburbs of Beaconsfield, Belgrave, Cockatoo, Officer, Sassafras and Upwey, and parts of Berwick, Boronia, Emerald, Ferntree Gully, Gembrook, Narre Warren North, Olinda and Pakenham.
  • Area: 588 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 97,960 (at 21.8.2010)
  • Industries: household products, car accessories and other light industries.
  • Includes: La Trobe includes parts of the Victorian Legislative Assembly electorates of Bass, Bayswater, Ferntree Gully, Gembrook, Monbulk, Narre Warren North and Narre Warren South.

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