Speeches First speech Browse all speeches (Hansard) Biography Parliamentary service Elected to the House of Representatives for Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2010. Re-elected 2013 and 2016. Retired prior to general elections 2019. Committee service Joint Select: Gambling Reform served from 14.3.2012 to 19.3.2012; Gambling Reform served as Deputy Chair from 20.3.2012 to 24.6.2013; DisabilityCare Australia served from 19.6.2013 to 5.8.2013Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade served from 25.10.2010 to 5.8.2013; National Capital and External Territories served from 25.10.2010 to 9.5.2016; Parliamentary Library served as Joint Chair from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016; National Capital and External Territories served from 15.9.2016 to 11.4.2019; National Broadband Network served from 10.10.2016 to 11.4.2019Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit served from 25.10.2010 to 12.2.2013; Public Accounts and Audit served as Deputy Chair from 13.2.2013 to 3.12.2013; Public Accounts and Audit served from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016; Public Accounts and Audit served from 15.9.2016 to 11.4.2019 Parliamentary party positions Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Defence from 18.10.2013 to 11.10.2016.Shadow Assistant Minister for Cyber Security and Defence Personnel from 23.7.2016 to 11.10.2016.Shadow Assistant Minister for Cyber Security and Defence from 11.10.2016 to 18.5.2019. Party positions Various ACT ALP campaign, administrative and executive positions from 1992 to 2009.Chair of the Australian Labor Party National Policy Committee, 2011. Other positions Non-Executive Director and Audit Committee Member of the Cultural Facilities Corporation from 2000 to 2004.Non-Executive Director and Audit Committee Member of ACTTAB from 2002 to 2009.Director of the National Press Club from 2003 to 2004.Volunteer Director of Gift of Life from 2007 to 2010.Volunteer Director of Our Wellness Foundation from 2008 to 2010. Personal Born 24.11.1963, Melbourne, AustraliaMarried Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament BPR (RMIT University).GradCertBus (Monash University).BA (Australian National University).Federal public servant and media adviser from 1990 to 2000.Small business owner from 2000 to 2010. Electorate Name: CanberraLocation: southern Canberra and outskirts; it includes the suburbs of Deakin, Forrest, Parkes, Red Hill and Yarralumla, extending to Tuggeranong, Weston Creek and Woden Valley, and the outlying rural areas of Tharwa and Tidbinbilla. It also includes those Norfolk Island residents entitled to enrol.Area: 2,002 Sq kmElectors enrolled: 143,231 (at 2.7.2016)Industries: retail and service industries, government and administration, agriculture, light industry and tourism. Territory electorates: Includes: Canberra includes the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly electorate of Brindabella and parts of Molonglo.