Ms Julia Banks MP

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Former Member

Party
Independent
Chamber
House of Representatives

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Chisholm, Victoria, 2016. Resigned 11.4.2019 to contest the House of Representatives division of Flinders, Victoria, 2019 (defeated).
Committee service
  • House of Representatives Standing: Economics from 14.9.2016 to 11.4.2019; Social Policy and Legal Affairs from 14.9.2016 to 28.11.2018 (Chair from 6.2.2018 to 28.11.2018).
Personal
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • GAICD (Australian Institute of Company Directors).
  • BA (Monash University).
  • LLB (Monash University).
  • Lawyer, Private Practice.
  • Corporate Counsel, Hoechst Australia.
  • General Counsel (Australia/NZ), Senior Counsel (Asia Pacific), Director Corporate Affairs (Australia/NZ, Asia Pacific), Kraft Foods, 1992-2008.
  • General Counsel and Company Secretary; Head of Compliance and Risk Management, GlaxoSmithKline Australasia, 2009-14.
  • Chief General Counsel and Company Secretary, George Weston Foods, 2014-16.
Electorate
  • Name: Chisholm
  • Location: eastern Melbourne; it includes the suburbs of Ashwood, Blackburn South, Box Hill, Box Hill North, Box Hill South, Burwood, Chadstone, Huntingdale, Mont Albert, Mount Waverley and Oakleigh East, and parts of Clayton, Forest Hill, Mont Albert North, Oakleigh and Surrey Hills.
  • Area: 65 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 97,424 (at 2.7.2016)
  • Industries: higher education, retail and service industries, metal, transport and electrical firms, warehouses.
  • Includes: Chisholm includes parts of the Victorian Legislative Assembly electorates of Box Hill, Burwood, Clarinda, Forest Hill, Mt Waverley and Oakleigh.