Hon Nicola Roxon

Hon Nicola Roxon

Former Member

Australian Labor Party
House of Representatives


Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Gellibrand, Victoria, 1998. Re-elected 2001, 2004, 2007 and 2010. Retired prior to general elections 2013.
Ministerial appointments
  • Minister for Health and Ageing from 3.12.2007 to 14.12.2011.
  • Cabinet Minister from 3.12.2007 to 4.2.2013.
  • Attorney-General from 14.12.2011 to 4.2.2013.
  • Minister for Emergency Management from 5.3.2012 to 4.2.2013.
Committee service
  • House of Representatives Standing: Legal and Constitutional Affairs served as Deputy Chair from 8.12.1998 to 8.10.2001; Industry, Science and Resources served from 8.12.1998 to 8.10.2001; Legal and Constitutional Affairs served from 2.12.2004 to 6.2.2007; Privileges and Members' Interests served from 5.2.2013 to 5.2.2013; Privileges and Members' Interests served as Chair from 6.2.2013 to 5.8.2013
  • Joint Select: Republic Referendum served from 9.6.1999 to 9.8.1999
  • Joint Standing: Electoral Matters served from 14.5.2013 to 5.8.2013
Conferences, delegations and visits
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Syria, Lebanon and Israel, November 2003.
  • Official visits to France and Malaysia, October 2010.
  • Official visits to China, April 2011.
  • Official visits to USA, September 2011.
  • Official visits to USA, May 2012.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Australian Labor Party. Served: 03.10.1998 to 05.08.2013
  • Shadow Minister for Child Care, Family Support and Youth from 25.11.2001 to 23.8.2002.
  • Shadow Minister for Children and Youth from 23.8.2002 to 2.7.2003.
  • Shadow Minister for Status of Women from 18.2.2003 to 2.7.2003.
  • Shadow Cabinet Minister from 2.7.2003 to 3.12.2007.
  • Shadow Minister Assisting the Leader of the Opposition on the Status of Women from 2.7.2003 to 26.10.2004.
  • Shadow Minister for Population and Immigration from 2.7.2003 to 8.12.2003.
  • Shadow Attorney-General from 8.12.2003 to 10.12.2006.
  • Shadow Minister for Health from 10.12.2006 to 3.12.2007.
Party positions
  • Delegate to the Australian Labor Party State Conference (Vic.).
  • Member of the Australian Labor Party Public Office Selection Committee.
  • Convener of the Australian Labor Party National Women's Network from 1999 to 2004.
  • Born: 1.4.1967, Sydney, Australia
  • Gender: Female
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BA (University of Melbourne).
  • LLB(Hons) (University of Melbourne).
  • Associate to the Hon. Justice M Gaudron, High Court of Australia from 1992 to 1994.
  • Organiser for the National Union of Workers from 1994 to 1996.
  • Industrial lawyer and Senior Associate at Maurice Blackburn and Co. from 1996 to 1998.
  • Name: Gellibrand
  • Location: western Melbourne; it includes the suburbs of Altona, Altona Meadows, Altona North, Braybrook, Brooklyn, Footscray, Footscray West, Kingsville, Maidstone, Maribyrnong, Newport, Seabrook, Seaholme, South Kingsville, Spotswood, Tottenham, Williamstown, Williamstown North and Yarraville.
  • Area: 91 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 95,611 (at 21.8.2010)
  • Industries: food processing, petrochemical and carbon products, marine engineering facilities, transport facilities, warehousing, tertiary education, tourism and retail industries.
  • Includes: Gellibrand includes the Victorian Legislative Assembly electorate of Williamstown, and parts of Altona and Footscray.
  • Potential and reality: women workers and the structural efficiency principle, Centre for Industrial Relations and Labour Studies, Melbourne: 1991.

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