Speeches Browse all speeches (Hansard) Biography Parliamentary service Elected to the House of Representatives for Parramatta, New South Wales, 1996. Re-elected 1998 and 2001. Defeated at general elections 2004. Ministerial appointments Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Family and Community Services from 26.11.2001 to 7.10.2003.Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer from 7.10.2003 to 26.10.2004. Committee service Joint Statutory: Corporations and Securities from 8.12.1998 to 11.2.2002. Joint Standing: National Capital and External Territories from 8.12.1998 to 11.2.2002. House of Representatives Standing: Communications, Transport and Microeconomic Reform from 29.5.1996 to 31.8.1998; Family and Community Affairs from 29.5.1996 to 12.5.1998; Procedure from 8.12.1998 to 8.10.2001. Conferences, delegations and visits Study tour, Hong Kong, Taipei and USA, January-February 2001. Party positions Member of the Liberal Party Parramatta West Branch.Member of the Liberal Party Federal Electoral Matters Committee. Personal Born 14.5.1965, Sydney, AustraliaMarried Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament BEc (University of Sydney).LLB (University of Sydney).Policy adviser and research officer to the State Minister for Transport, the Hon. B Baird (NSW).Intern to US Senator the Hon. M Hatfield.Solicitor. Electorate Name: ParramattaLocation: north-western Sydney; it includes the suburbs of Carlingford, Dundas, Dundas Valley, Ermington, Girraween, Harris Park, North Parramatta, North Rocks, Northmead, Oatlands, Old Toongabbie, Parramatta, Pendle Hill, Rosehill, Rydalmere, Telopea, Wentworthville, Westmead and Winston Hills.Area: 61 Sq kmElectors enrolled: 87,286 (at 10.11.2001)Industries: retail, financial services, transport industry, building materials, plant nurseries, major industry and tourism. Includes: Parramatta includes parts of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorates of Baulkham Hills, Epping, Granville, Parramatta, Riverstone and Wentworthville.