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Hon Julie Collins MP

Hon Julie Collins MP

Member for Franklin, Tasmania

Party
Australian Labor Party
Chamber
House of Representatives

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

18 Ross Avenue
Rosny Park, TAS, 7018

Postal address

PO Box 38
Rosny Park, TAS, 7018

Telephone:
(03) 6244 1222

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 4107
Fax:
(02) 6277 2321

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Franklin, Tasmania, 2007. Re-elected 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2019.
Ministerial appointments
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Community Services from 14.9.2010 to 14.12.2011.
  • Minister for Community Services from 14.12.2011 to 18.9.2013.
  • Minister for Indigenous Employment and Economic Development from 14.12.2011 to 18.9.2013.
  • Minister for the Status of Women from 14.12.2011 to 18.9.2013.
  • Minister for Housing and Homelessness from 1.7.2013 to 18.9.2013.
  • Cabinet Minister from 1.7.2013 to 18.9.2013.
Committee service
  • House of Representatives Standing: Communications from 19.2.2008 to 19.7.2010; Education and Training (Education and Vocational Training from 1.12.2004 to 17.10.2007) from 19.2.2008 to 19.7.2010; Family, Community, Housing and Youth from 19.2.2008 to 19.7.2010; Infrastructure, Transport and Cities from 10.11.2015 to 9.5.2016.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Shadow Minister for Regional Development and Local Government from 18.10.2013 to 23.7.2016.
  • Shadow Minister for Employment Services from 18.10.2013 to 23.7.2016.
  • Shadow Minister for Ageing and Mental Health from 23.7.2016 to 2.6.2019.
  • Shadow Minister for Ageing and Seniors from 2.6.2019.
  • Shadow Minister for Women from 2.6.2019.
Party positions
  • Member of the Australian Labor Party from 1988.
  • Member of the Australian Labor Party Campaign Committee (Tas.) from 1996 to 2002.
  • Member of the Australian Labor Party Federal Campaign Committee from 1996 to 2007.
  • President of Young Labor (Tas.), 1996.
  • Delegate to the Australian Labor Party State Conference (Tas.) from 2000 to 2007.
  • Delegate to the Australian Labor Party National Conference, 2004.
  • Member of the Australian Labor Party Administrative Committee from 2004.
  • Secretary of the Australian Labor Party (Tas.) from 2006 to 2007.
  • Delegate to the Australian Labor Party National Conference, 2007.
Personal
  • Born 3.7.1971, Hobart, Australia
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • CertIVBA (TAFE Tasmania).
  • Administrative Officer for the Australian Labor Party (Tas.) from 1987 to 1990.
  • Administrative Assistant to the Minister for Health from 1990 to 1992.
  • Administrative Officer at the Department of Health from 1992 to 1993.
  • Administrative Officer to the Leader of the Opposition (Tas.), the Hon. M Field, MHA from 1993 to 1994.
  • Electorate Officer to Senator J Coates from 1995 to 1996.
  • Adviser to Senator S Mackay from 1996 to 1998.
  • Business Support Officer, Hydro Tasmania 1998.
  • Personal Assistant and Adviser to the Premier of Tasmania, the Hon. J Bacon, MHA from 1998 to 2003.
  • Manager of the Ministerial Unit in the Department of Tourism, Parks, Heritage and the Arts (Tas.) from 2003 to 2005.
  • Adviser to Senator C Brown from 2005 to 2006.
Electorate
  • Name: Franklin
  • Location: The Division of Franklin consists of the: Municipality of Huon Valley, part of the City of Clarence, and part of the Municipality of Kingborough. The Division of Franklin includes Macquarie Island.
  • Area: 10,009 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 76,619 (at 6.6.2019)
  • Industries: Apples, pears, small fruits, aquaculture, fishing, beef cattle, sheep, forestry, cottage industry, vineyards and tourism.