Speeches Browse all speeches (Hansard) Biography Parliamentary service Elected to the House of Representatives for Cunningham, New South Wales at by-election 2002, vice the Hon. Dr S Martin (resigned). Defeated at general elections 2004. Committee service House of Representatives Select: Recent Australian Bushfires from 27.3.2003 to 5.11.2003. Personal Born 22.9.1956, Bulli, AustraliaMarried Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament BSc(Hons) (University of Wollongong).DipInfoMgt (University of New South Wales).Archivist and records manager at the University of New South Wales from 1986 to 1988.Research assistant at the University of Wollongong from 1989 to 1995.Archivist at the University of Wollongong from 1995 to 2002. Electorate Name: CunninghamLocation: Wollongong and south coast of New South Wales; it includes the city of Wollongong and the surrounding suburbs of Austinmer, Balgownie, Bellambi, Bulli, Clifton, Coalcliff, Coledale, Coniston, Cordeaux Heights, Corrimal, Darkes Forest, Fairy Meadow, Figtree, Gwynneville, Helensburgh, Keiraville, Mt Keira, Mt Kembla, Mt Ousley, Mt Saint Thomas, Otford, Russell Vale, Scarborough, Stanwell Park, Tarrawanna, Thirroul, Towradgi, Unanderra, Wombarra and Woonona.Area: 490 Sq kmElectors enrolled: 81,540 (at 19.10.2002)Industries: tourism, tertiary education, steel production, coal mining, brick manufacturing, textiles and dairy farming. Includes: Cunningham includes the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorate of Keira, and parts of Heathcote, Illawarra, Southern Highlands and Wollongong. Publications Illawarra and South Coast Aborigines 1770-1850, University of Wollongong, 1990.Conrad Martens' Beagle Journal, State Library of NSW, Sydney: 1992.