Speeches First speech Browse all speeches (Hansard) Biography Parliamentary service Elected to the House of Representatives for Dunkley, Victoria, 1996. Re-elected 1998, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2013. Retired prior to general elections 2016. Ministerial appointments Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs from 18.7.2004 to 26.10.2004.Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs and Trade from 26.10.2004 to 6.7.2005.Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs from 6.7.2005 to 27.1.2006.Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs from 6.7.2005 to 27.1.2006.Minister Assisting the Minister for Defence from 27.1.2006 to 3.12.2007.Minister for Veterans' Affairs from 27.1.2006 to 3.12.2007.Minister for Small Business from 18.9.2013 to 21.9.2015.Cabinet Minister from 18.9.2013 to 21.9.2015. Committee service House of Representatives Standing: Environment, Recreation and the Arts served from 30.5.1996 to 31.8.1998; Environment and Heritage served from 8.12.1998 to 19.3.2002; Legal and Constitutional Affairs served from 17.2.2000 to 8.10.2001; Environment and Heritage served as Chair from 20.3.2002 to 31.8.2004; Privileges served from 20.3.2002 to 12.8.2004; Communications served from 11.3.2008 to 3.2.2010; Economics served from 3.2.2010 to 19.7.2010Joint Select: Trade and Investment Growth served from 22.2.2016 to 9.5.2016Joint Standing: National Disability Insurance Scheme served from 13.10.2015 to 13.10.2015; National Disability Insurance Scheme served as Chair from 14.10.2015 to 9.5.2016 Parliamentary party positions Shadow Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy from 6.12.2007 to 22.9.2008.Shadow Minister for Sustainable Development and Cities from 22.9.2008 to 8.12.2009.Shadow Minister for Small Business, Deregulation, Competition Policy and Sustainable Cities from 8.12.2009 to 14.9.2010.Shadow Minister for Small Business, Competition Policy and Consumer Affairs from 14.9.2010 to 18.9.2013. Party positions Member of the Liberal Party from 1986.Secretary of the Flinders Federal Electorate Committee from 1988 to 1994.Delegate to the State Assembly and Province Electoral Committee from 1988 to 1992.Delegate to the Liberal Party State Council (Vic.) from 1988 to 1992. Other positions Delegate to the Western Port Development Council Executive Group from 1992 to 1994. Personal Born: 26.1.1966, Albury, AustraliaGender: Male Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament BBus (RMIT University).GradDipMgt (RMIT University).MBL (RMIT University).Manager of Corporate Development for the Shire of Hastings from 1993 to 1994.Ministerial Adviser to the State Minister for Natural Resources, the Hon. C Coleman, MLA (Vic.) from 1994 to 1996.Policy Adviser to the Federal Shadow Minister for the Environment, Senator C Kemp, 1995. Local Government service Council Delegate, Mornington Peninsula Tourism from 1989 to 1994.Council Delegate, Peninsula Library Service from 1990 to 1994. Electorate Name: DunkleyLocation: south eastern outskirts of Melbourne; it includes the suburbs include Frankston, Frankston North, Frankston South, Langwarrin, Langwarrin South, Mt Eliza, Mornington and Seaford, and parts of Baxter and Skye.Area: 140 Sq kmElectors enrolled: 99,004 (at 7.9.2013)Industries: light industry, commercial and retail. Includes: Dunkley includes the Victorian Legislative Assembly electorate of Frankston, and parts of Carrum, Hastings and Mornington.