Speeches First speech Browse all speeches (Hansard) Biography Parliamentary service Elected to the House of Representatives for Dobell, New South Wales, 2007. Re-elected 2010. Defeated at general elections 2013. Committee service Joint Standing: Parliamentary Library from 25.10.2010 to 5.8.2013. House of Representatives Standing: Economics from 19.2.2008 to 5.8.2013 (Chair from 13.3.2008 to 23.8.2011); Petitions from 19.2.2008 to 19.7.2010; Privileges and Members' Interests from 19.2.2008 to 19.7.2010; Regional Australia from 25.10.2010 to 9.5.2012. Personal Born 31.7.1964, Wellington, New Zealand Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament BCom (University of New South Wales).LLB (University of Technology, Sydney).Industrial Officer and Assistant Secretary for the Health Services Union (NSW).Secretary of the Health Services Union from 2002 to 2007. Electorate Name: DobellLocation: central coast of New South Wales; it includes the centres of Bateau Bay, Berkeley Vale, Blue Haven, Matcham, Mount Elliot, Ourimbah, The Entrance, Warnervale, Wyoming, Wyong, the Yarramalong Valley, and parts of Erina Heights, Gorokan, Holgate, Lisarow, Kulnura, Narara, Niagara Park and Wamberal.Area: 775 Sq kmElectors enrolled: 99,239 (at 7.9.2013)Industries: fruit, vegetables, manufacturing industries, prawning, fishing, tourism and mixed farming. Includes: Dobell includes parts of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorates of Terrigal, The Entrance and Wyong.