Speeches First speech Browse all speeches (Hansard) Biography Parliamentary service Elected to the House of Representatives for Lindsay, New South Wales, 2007 and 2010. Defeated at general elections 2013. Ministerial appointments Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer from 14.9.10 to 5.3.12.Assistant Treasurer from 5.3.12 to 18.9.13.Minister Assisting for Deregulation from 5.3.12 to 18.9.13.Minister for Competition Policy and Consumer Affairs from 1.7.13 to 18.9.13.Minister Assisting for Financial Services and Superannuation from 1.7.13 to 18.9.13. Committee service House of Representatives Standing: Communications from 19.2.08 to 19.7.10; Economics from 19.2.08 to 19.7.10.Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 18.2.08 to 19.7.10. Conferences, delegations and visits Official visits to Niue, October 2010; Samoa, July 2011; USA, January 2012. Party positions Member, ALP from 1994.President, Young Labor (NSW) 1998-99.Secretary, ALP St Mary's Branch from 1998.Delegate, ALP State Conference (NSW) from 1996. Personal Born 28.2.1976, Sydney, NSW.Married. Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament BA, LLB(Hons) (Syd), GradDipLegalPrac (ANU).Electorate officer to Senator SP Hutchins 1998-2001.Admitted as solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW 2002.Lawyer, Blake Dawson Lawyers 2002-07.Senior Associate, Blake Dawson Lawyers 2007. Local government service Councillor, Penrith City Council 1999-2007.Mayor, Penrith City Council 2000-01 and 2004. Electorate Description: outer metropolitan.Location: outer western suburbs of Sydney; it includes the suburbs of Cambridge Park, Cambridge Gardens, Castlereagh, Claremont Meadows, Colyton, Cranebrook, Emu Heights, Emu Plains, Glenmore Park, Jamisontown, Kingswood, Leonay, Llandilo, Londonderry, Mulgoa, North St Marys, Orchard Hills, Oxley Park, Penrith, Regentville, St Marys, South Penrith, Werrington, Werrington County, Werrington Downs and parts of Agnes Banks, Luddenham and Wallacia.Area: 339 sq km (approx.).Electors enrolled: 95 975 (at 21.8.10).Industries: agriculture, dairying, poultry, beef, fruit, vegetables, construction and service industries, tourism, wholesale and retail trade, building materials, engineering and electrical equipment, textiles, plastic and aluminium products, television manufacturing, pharmaceutical goods, concrete and gravel extraction.State electorates: Lindsay includes parts of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorates of Londonderry, Mulgoa and Penrith. Publications The Hawke Government: a critical retrospective (chapter, ed. S Ryan and T Bramston), North Melbourne: Pluto Press, 2003. The Wran era (chapter, ed. T Bramston), Sydney: The Federation Press, 2006.