The Hon Nicola Roxon MP

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Former Member

Party
Australian Labor Party
Chamber
House of Representatives

Biography

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
  • Joint Standing: Electoral Matters from 14.5.2013 to 5.8.2013.
  • Joint Select: Republic Referendum from 9.6.1999 to 9.8.1999.
  • House of Representatives Standing: Industry, Science and Resources from 8.12.1998 to 8.10.2001; Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 8.12.1998 to 8.10.2001; Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 2.12.2004 to 6.2.2007; Privileges and Members' Interests from 5.2.2013 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
  • Member of the Opposition Shadow Ministry from 22.11.2001 to 3.12.2007.
  • Shadow Minister for Children and Youth from 25.11.2001 to 2.7.2003.
  • Shadow Minister Assisting the Leader of the Opposition on the Status of Women from 18.2.2003 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
  • FEA Delegate, ALP State Conference (Vic)
  • Member, Public Office Selection Committee
  • Convener, National Labor Women's Network 1999-2004
Personal
  • Born 1.4.1967, Sydney, Australia
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • B.A (Melb)
  • LL.B (Hons) (Melb)
  • Judge's Associate, the Hon. Justice Mary Gaudron, High Court of Australia 1992-94
  • Union organiser, National Union of Workers 1994-96
  • Industrial lawyer: Senior Associate, Maurice Blackburn and Co 1996-98
Electorate
  • Description: Inner Metropolitan
  • 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: 95611 (at 21.8.2010)
  • Industries: food processing, petrochemical and carbon products, marine engineering facilities, transport facilities, warehousing, tertiary education, tourism and retail industries.
  • Electorate: Gellibrand includes the Victorian Legislative Assembly electorate of Williamstown, and parts of Altona and Footscray.
Publications
  • Potential and reality: women workers and the structural efficiency principle, Centre for Industrial Relations and Labour Studies, Melbourne: 1991