Ms Julia Banks

Ms Julia Banks

Former Member

House of Representatives


Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Chisholm, Victoria, 2016. Contested the House of Representatives division of Flinders, Victoria, 2019 (defeated).
Committee service
  • House of Representatives Standing: Economics served from 14.9.2016 to 11.4.2019; Social Policy and Legal Affairs served from 14.9.2016 to 5.2.2018; Social Policy and Legal Affairs served as Chair from 6.2.2018 to 28.11.2018
Parliamentary party positions
  • Independent. Served: 27.11.2018 to 18.05.2019
  • Liberal Party of Australia. Served: 02.07.2016 to 27.11.2018
  • Gender: Female
  • Marital Status: Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • GAICD (Australian Institute of Company Directors).
  • BA (Monash University).
  • LLB (Monash University).
  • Lawyer in Private Practice.
  • Corporate Counsel for Hoechst Australia.
  • General Counsel, Senior Counsel and Director of Corporate Affairs for Kraft Foods from 1992 to 2008.
  • General Counsel, Company Secretary and Head of Compliance and Risk Management for GlaxoSmithKline Australasia from 2009 to 2014.
  • Chief General Counsel and Company Secretary for George Weston Foods from 2014 to 2016.
  • 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.
  • Power play: breaking through the bias, barriers and boy's clubs, Hardie Grant Books, Richmond, Vic., 2021.

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