Speeches First speech Browse all speeches (Hansard) Biography Parliamentary service Elected to the House of Representatives for Werriwa, New South Wales at by-election 2005, vice M Latham (resigned). Re-elected 2007. Elected to the House of Representatives for Fowler, New South Wales, 2010, following electoral redistribution. Re-elected 2013, 2016 and 2019. Parliamentary appointments Member of the National Library of Australia Council from 26.5.2014 to 9.5.2016. Committee service Joint Statutory: Law Enforcement (formerly National Crime Authority from 15.6.1984 to 1.1.2003 and Australian Crime Commission from 1.1.2003 to 24.11.2010) from 12.9.2005 to 15.5.2013; Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity from 18.2.2008 to 16.7.2014; Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings (formerly Broadcasting) from 18.2.2008 to 5.8.2013; Law Enforcement (formerly National Crime Authority from 15.6.1984 to 1.1.2003 and Australian Crime Commission from 1.1.2003 to 24.11.2010) from 16.7.2014 to 9.5.2016; Law Enforcement (formerly National Crime Authority from 15.6.1984 to 1.1.2003 and Australian Crime Commission from 1.1.2003 to 24.11.2010) from 15.9.2016 to 1.7.2019. Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 23.7.2019 (Deputy Chair, Human Rights Sub-Committee from 31.7.2019). House of Representatives Standing: Communications, Information Technology and the Arts from 10.5.2005 to 17.10.2007; Science and Innovation from 10.5.2005 to 17.10.2007; Publications from 16.6.2005 to 14.5.2013; Employment, Workplace Relations and Workforce Participation from 12.9.2005 to 17.10.2007 (Chair from 7.12.2006 to 17.10.2007); Employment and Workplace Relations from 19.2.2008 to 11.2.2010; House from 19.2.2008 to 9.5.2016; Selection from 30.9.2010 to 6.7.2011; Selection from 14.8.2012 to 10.9.2012; Selection from 14.5.2013; Procedure from 14.5.2013 to 23.10.2014; Appropriations and Administration from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016; Appropriations and Administration from 17.10.2016; House from 17.10.2016 to 19.9.2019. Parliamentary party positions Government Whip in the House of Representatives from 3.12.2007 to 5.7.2011.Government Chief Whip in the House of Representatives from 13.5.2013 to 5.8.2013.Opposition Chief Whip in the House of Representatives from 14.10.2013 to 9.5.2016.Opposition Chief Whip in the House of Representatives from 30.8.2016. Party positions Member of the Australian Labor Party from 1975. Personal Born 17.7.1955, Sydney, AustraliaMarried Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament CertPersonnelAdmin (NSW TAFE).DipLabourRel&Law (University of Sydney).Clerical officer for the Metropolitan Water, Sewerage and Drainage Board from 1972 to 1978.Industrial officer for the Public Service Professional Officers' Association (NSW) from 1978 to 1986.Industrial officer for the Australian Workers' Union from 1986 to 1995.Assistant National Secretary of the Australian Workers' Union from 1995 to 1997.Senior adviser for the Police Federation of Australia and New Zealand from 1997 to 1999.Self-employed business adviser from 1999 to 2005. Electorate Name: FowlerLocation: Fowler covers an area from Chipping Norton, Lansvale and Fairfiled East in the east to Liverpool, Bonnyrigg (part), Edensor Park and Abbotsbury in the west. The southern boundary extends south along Newbridge Road, Georges River, the Western Motorway, Liverpool Street, Calabro Avenue and Park Road. The northern boundary follows Fairfield Street, Pine Road, Prospect Creek, Orphan School Creek, King Road, Polding Street, Mimosa Road, The Horsley Drive, Cowpasture Road and part of the western boundary of Abbotsbury. Suburbs include Abbotsbury, Bonnyrigg (part), Bossley Park (part), Cabramatta, Cabramatta West, Canley Heights, Canley Vale, Carramar, Chipping Norton, Edensor park (part), Fairfield East, Greenfield Park (part), Lansvale, Liverpool, Mount Pritchard, Prairiewood (part), Wakeley and Warwick Farm.Area: 60 Sq kmElectors enrolled: 106,941 (at 13.6.2019)Industries: Light manufacturing, retail and service industries.