Hon Gary Gray AO, 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 Brand, Western Australia, 2007. Re-elected 2010 and 2013. Retired prior to general elections 2016.
Ministerial appointments
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Development and Northern Australia from 3.12.2007 to 9.6.2009.
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Western and Northern Australia from 9.6.2009 to 14.9.2010.
  • Special Minister of State from 14.9.2010 to 25.3.2013.
  • Special Minister of State for the Public Service and Integrity from 14.9.2010 to 14.12.2011.
  • Minister for the Public Service and Integrity from 14.12.2011 to 25.3.2013.
  • Minister for Resources and Energy from 25.3.2013 to 18.9.2013.
  • Minister for Tourism from 25.3.2013 to 18.9.2013.
  • Minister for Small Business from 25.3.2013 to 18.9.2013.
  • Cabinet Minister from 25.3.2013 to 18.9.2013.
Committee service
  • Joint Standing: Electoral Matters from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016.
  • Joint Select: Northern Australia from 9.12.2013 to 9.5.2016.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Member of the Opposition Shadow Ministry from 14.10.2013 to 9.5.2016.
  • Shadow Minister for Resources from 18.10.2013 to 4.5.2016.
  • Shadow Minister for Northern Australia from 18.10.2013 to 4.5.2016.
  • Shadow Special Minister of State from 18.10.2013 to 2.3.2016.
Party positions
  • ALP Party Member, 1974-
  • National Organiser, ALP 1986-90
  • Assistant National Secretary and Director of Fundraising, ALP 1990
  • Chair, ALP National Campaign Committee 1992
  • National Secretary, ALP 1993-2000
Personal
  • Born 30.4.1958, Rotherham, England
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • B.Ec (ANU)
  • National Secretariat, ALP (ACT) 1986-2000
  • Executive Director, Medical Research Foundation 2000-01
  • Senior Executive, Woodside Energy 2001-07
Electorate
  • Description: Outer Metropolitan
  • Location: south of Perth; it includes the centres of Kwinana and Rockingham, and parts of Mandurah.
  • Area: 411 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 99867 (at 7.9.2013)
  • Industries: heavy industry in the Kwinana industrial area, alumina refining, tourism and the naval base HMAS Stirling on Garden Island.
  • Electorate: Brand includes the Western Australian Legislative Assembly electorates of Kwinana, Rockingham, Warnbro and parts of Mandurah.
Honours
  • Awarded Centenary Medal, 2001
  • Appointed Officer of the Order of Australia, 26.01.2003