Mr Harry Jenkins 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 Scullin, Victoria at by-election 1986, vice Hon. Dr H Jenkins (resigned). Re-elected 1987, 1990, 1993, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2007 and 2010. Retired prior to general elections 2013.
Parliamentary positions
  • Deputy Chair of Committees from 8.5.90 to 8.2.93
  • Deputy Speaker from 4.5.93 to 29.1.96
  • Second Deputy Speaker from 30.4.96 to 17.10.07
  • Speaker of the House of Representatives from 12.2.08 to 24.11.11
Committee service
  • Joint Statutory: Public Works from 20.3.2002 to 17.10.2007; Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings from 12.2.2008 to 24.11.2011; Human Rights from 14.3.2012 to 5.8.2013; Public Accounts and Audit from 14.5.2013 to 5.8.2013; Intelligence and Security from 17.6.2013 to 5.8.2013.
  • Joint Standing: National Capital and External Territories from 27.5.1993 to 29.1.1996; Treaties from 7.2.2012 to 5.8.2013; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 7.2.2012 to 5.8.2013.
  • Joint Select: Retailing Sector from 9.2.1999 to 30.8.1999.
  • House of Representatives Standing: Finance and Public Administration from 8.10.1987 to 19.2.1990; Publications from 8.10.1987 to 19.2.1990 (Chair from 20.10.1987 to 19.2.1990); Environment, Recreation and the Arts from 8.10.1987 to 31.8.1998; Aboriginal Affairs from 26.10.1989 to 19.2.1990; Community Affairs from 16.5.1990 to 8.2.1993 (Chair from 17.5.1990 to 8.2.1993); Industry, Science and Technology from 16.10.1990 to 8.2.1993; Selection from 12.5.1993 to 29.1.1996 (Chair from 12.5.1993 to 29.1.1996); Members' Interests from 29.5.1996 to 17.10.2007; Industry, Science and Technology from 29.5.1996 to 31.8.1998; Family and Community Affairs from 17.11.1997 to 31.8.1998; Environment and Heritage from 8.12.1998 to 17.10.2007; Science and Innovation from 2.12.2004 to 17.10.2007; House from 12.2.2008 to 24.11.2011 (Chair from 12.2.2008 to 24.11.2011); Climate Change, Environment and the Arts from 7.2.2011 to 5.8.2013; Privileges and Members' Interests from 7.2.2011 to 14.3.2012.
Conferences, delegations and visits
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Canada and USA, May-June 1992
  • Leader, Parliamentary Delegation to India, Nepal and Bangladesh, November-December 1993
  • Leader, Parliamentary Delegation to AIPO, Singapore and bilateral visit to Thailand, September 1995
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to the 6th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum, Seoul, January 1998
  • Leader, Bilateral visit to Republic of Korea and Malaysia, July 1998
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to the European Institutions, Strasbourg, Belgium and Luxembourg, June 2000
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Indonesia, March 2003
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Indonesia and Papua New Guinea, December 2003
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to the Philippines (ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Organisation General Assembly) and Indonesia (Bilateral visit), September 2006
  • CPA Study Group on the Environment, Belize, February-March 2007
  • Deputy Leader, Parliamentary Delegation to Cambodia and 116th Assembly of the IPU, Nusa Dua, Indonesia, April-May 2007
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to India to attend the 53rd CPA Conference and the Philippines, September-October 2007
  • Official Representative, Inauguration of the President of the Republic of Korea, February 2008
  • Leader, Parliamentary Delegation to the 118th IPU Assembly, South Africa and bilateral visit to Jordon, April 2008
  • Leader, Parliamentary Delegation to Singapore and Indonesia, October-November 2008
  • Leader, Parliamentary Delegation to Vietnam and Laos, January 2009
  • Leader, Parliamentary Delegation to the 120th IPU Assembly, Ethiopia, and bilateral visit to Switzerland, April 2009
  • Official visits to UK and Switzerland, July 2009
  • Official visits to USA, October-November 2009
  • Official visits to Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey, December 2009
  • Official visits to Singapore and Indonesia, January 2010
  • Official visits to Switzerland, July 2010
  • Leader, Parliamentary Delegation to the 122nd IPU Assembly, Thailand and Hong Kong, and bilateral visit to China, March-April 2010
  • Official visits to UK, France, the Netherlands and Mongolia, January 2011
  • Official visits to Argentina, Brazil and Panama, April 2011
  • Official visits to Japan and Republic of Korea, May 2011
  • Official visits to Singapore and Indonesia, July 2011
  • Official visits to Switzerland, October 2011
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Malaysia and Sri Lanka, December 2011
  • Official visits to Argentina, Brazil and Panama, April 2012
Party positions
  • Delegate, ALP State Conference (Vic) 1979-81
  • President, ALP Bundoora Branch 1980
  • Member, ALP State Environment and Conservation Policy (Vic) 1980-82
  • Member, ALP State Local Government Policy Committee (Vic) 1982-86
  • Delegate, ALP State Conference (Vic) 1982-83
  • Member, ALP State Municipal Executive (Vic) 1985-87
  • President, ALP Bundoora Branch 1986
  • Delegate, ALP State Conference (Vic) from 1997
Personal
  • Born 18.8.1952, Melbourne, Australia
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • B.Sc (ANU)
  • Public servant
Local government service
  • Councillor, Whittlesea Shire Council from 1979 to 1986.
  • President, Whittlesea Shire Council from 1984 to 1985.
Electorate
  • Description: Outer Metropolitan
  • Location: outer north Melbourne; it includes the suburbs of Lalor, Mill Park, Thomastown and Watsonia North, and parts of Bundoora, Diamond Creek, Epping, Greensborough, Plenty, South Morang and Yarrambat.
  • Area: 101 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 90822 (at 21.8.2010)
  • Industries: manufacturing, including automotive components, clothing and textiles, metal products, light industrial, food processing, packaging and distribution, health and education.
  • Electorate: Scullin includes the Victorian Legislative Assembly electorate of Mill Park, and parts of Bundoora, Thomastown and Yan Yean.