Mr Darren Cheeseman MP


Former Member

Australian Labor Party
House of Representatives


Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Corangamite, Victoria, 2007 and 2010. Defeated at general elections 2013.
Parliamentary positions
  • Member, Speaker's Panel from 29.11.12 to 5.8.13.
Committee service
  • House of Representatives Standing: Industry, Science and Innovation from 19.2.08 to 19.7.10; Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government from 19.2.08 to 19.7.10; Agriculture, Resources, Fisheries and Forestry from 25.10.10 to 5.8.13; Privileges and Members? Interests from 25.10.10 to 21.8.12; Climate Change, Environment and the Arts from 13.2.13 to 5.8.13.
  • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 25.10.10 to 5.8.13; Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity from 6.2.13 to 5.8.13.
  • Joint Select: Australia's Clean Energy Future Legislation from 14.9.11 to 7.10.11.
Party positions
  • President, ALP Ballarat West Branch 1998.
  • Born 8.6.1976, Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • Married.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • Union organiser 2001-07.
Local government service
  • Councillor, City of Ballarat 1999-2002.
  • Description: provincial.
  • Location: south-western Victoria; it includes the outer southern Geelong suburbs of Belmont, Grovedale and Highton, and the towns of Anglesea, Apollo Bay, Barwon Heads, Colac, Inverleigh, Linton, Lorne, Ocean Grove, Portarlington, Torquay and Winchelsea.
  • Area: 7724 sq km (approx.).
  • Electors enrolled: 101 569 (at 21.8.10).
  • Industries: beef and dairy cattle, crops, fishing, forestry, horticultural and organic farming, sheep, food processing, manufacturing, retail and tourism.
  • State electorates: Corangamite includes the Victorian Legislative Assembly electorate of South Barwon, and parts of Ballarat East, Bellarine, Geelong, Polwarth and Rippon.