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Hon Dr Michael Wooldridge MP

Hon Dr  Michael Wooldridge MP

Former Member

Liberal Party of Australia
House of Representatives


Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Chisholm, Victoria, 1987. Re-elected 1990, 1993, 1996. Elected to the House of Representatives for Casey, Victoria, 1998. Retired prior to general elections 2001.
Ministerial appointments
  • Minister for Health and Family Services from 11.3.1996 to 21.10.1998.
  • Cabinet Minister from 11.3.1996 to 26.11.2001.
  • Minister for Health and Aged Care from 21.10.1998 to 26.11.2001.
Committee service
  • Joint Standing: Electoral Matters from 25.5.1988 to 19.2.1990.
  • House of Representatives Standing: Parliamentary Library from 8.10.1987 to 19.5.1988; Industry, Science and Technology from 8.10.1987 to 19.2.1990; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs (Aboriginal Affairs before 4.5.1992) from 16.5.1990 to 14.9.1992.
Conferences, delegations and visits
  • Member, Australian Political Exchange Council Delegation to Russia, June 1992.
  • Official visits to USA, UK and Korea, August-September 1996.
  • Official visits to Indonesia, October 1996.
  • Official visits to Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines and Indonesia, August 1997.
  • Official visits to Switzerland and UK, May 1998.
  • Official visits to USA and UK, July 1999.
  • Official visits to Denmark, UK, Canada and USA, July 2000.
  • Official visits to New Zealand, July 2000.
  • Official visits to USA, October 2000.
  • Official visits to China, February 2001.
  • Official visits to USA, June 2001.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Deputy Leader of the Federal Parliamentary Liberal Party from 23.3.1993 to 23.5.1994.
  • Deputy Chairperson of the Coalition Expenditure Review Committee from 7.4.1993 to 17.1.1994.
  • Shadow Minister for Aboriginal Affairs from 11.4.1990 to 23.5.1992.
  • Shadow Minister Assisting the Leader of the Opposition on Youth Affairs from 28.4.1992 to 7.4.1993.
  • Shadow Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs from 23.5.1992 to 7.4.1993.
  • Deputy Leader of the Opposition from 23.3.1993 to 23.5.1994.
  • Shadow Minister for Education, Employment and Training from 7.4.1993 to 26.5.1994.
  • Shadow Minister for Community Services, Senior Citizens and Aged Care from 26.5.1994 to 31.1.1995.
  • Shadow Minister for Health and Human Resources from 31.1.1995 to 11.3.1996.
Party positions
  • Delegate to the Liberal Party State Council (Vic.) from 1986 to 1987.
  • Member of the Liberal Party Health Policy Committee (Vic.) from 1986 to 1987.
Other positions
  • Member of the Parliamentary Liaison Committee on AIDS from 1987 to 1990.
  • Born 7.11.1956, Melbourne, Australia
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • Medical practitioner.

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