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Hon Gary Gray AO, MP

Hon Gary Gray AO, MP

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
  • 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
  • Member of the Australian Labor Party from 1974.
  • National Organiser of the Australian Labor Party from 1986 to 1990.
  • Assistant National Secretary of the Australian Labor Party, 1990.
  • Director of Australian Labor Party Fundraising, 1990.
  • Chair of the Australian Labor Party National Campaign Committee, 1992.
  • National Secretary of the Australian Labor Party from 1993 to 2000.
Personal
  • Born 30.4.1958, Rotherham, England
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BEc (Australian National University).
  • National Secretariat, ALP (ACT) 1986-2000.
  • Executive Director, Medical Research Foundation 2000-01.
  • Senior Executive, Woodside Energy 2001-07.
Electorate
  • Name: Brand
  • Location: south of Perth; it includes the centres of Kwinana and Rockingham, and parts of Mandurah.
  • Area: 411 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 99,867 (at 7.9.2013)
  • Industries: heavy industry in the Kwinana industrial area, alumina refining, tourism and the naval base HMAS Stirling on Garden Island.
  • Includes: 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.