Speeches Browse all speeches (Hansard) Biography Parliamentary service Elected to the House of Representatives for Petrie, Queensland, 2007. Re-elected 2010. Defeated at general elections 2013. Parliamentary positions Member of the Speaker's Panel from 20.10.2010 to 13.2.2013. Ministerial appointments Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency from 4.2.2013 to 25.3.2013.Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change, Industry and Innovation from 25.3.2013 to 18.9.2013. Committee service Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 25.10.2010 to 6.2.2013. Joint Standing: Migration from 18.2.2008 to 21.3.2011; National Broadband Network from 22.3.2011 to 14.3.2012. Joint Select: Parliamentary Budget Office from 23.11.2010 to 23.3.2011. House of Representatives Standing: Climate Change, Environment and the Arts from 19.2.2008 to 16.3.2009; Education and Training (Education and Vocational Training from 1.12.2004 to 17.10.2007) from 19.2.2008 to 19.7.2010; Education and Employment from 25.10.2010 to 13.2.2013; Privileges and Members' Interests from 14.3.2012 to 5.2.2013. Conferences, delegations and visits Member, Parliamentary Delegation to USA, September-October 2011. Party positions Member of the Australian Labor Party from 1996.Delegate to the Australian Labor Party State Conference (Qld.) from 1996 to 2011.Delegate to the Australian Labor Party National Conference from 2003 to 2011.Member of the Australian Labor Party National Executive from 2004 to 2007. Personal Born 26.7.1970, Penrith, AustraliaMarried Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament LLB (Queensland University of Technology).GradDipLegPrac (Australian National University).Associate at the Industrial Relations Commission (Qld).Senior Industrial Advocate for the Australian Workers' Union. Electorate Name: PetrieLocation: outer northern Brisbane; it includes the Brisbane suburbs of Bald Hills, Bracken Ridge, Carseldine and Fitzgibbon, and parts of Aspley and Bridgeman Downs. The suburbs on the Redcliffe Peninsula include Clontarf, Deception Bay, Griffin, Kippa-Ring, Mango Hill, Margate, Newport, North Lakes, Redcliffe, Rothwell, Scarborough and Woody Point, and parts of Burpengary.Area: 152 Sq kmElectors enrolled: 86,683 (at 21.8.2010)Industries: light industrial and commercial activities. Includes: Petrie includes parts of the Queensland Legislative Assembly electorates of Aspley, Murrumba, Redcliffe and Sandgate.