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RYAN, Joanne CatherineBiography for RYAN , Joanne Catherine
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Member for Lalor (Vic)

Australian Labor Party

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Lalor, Victoria, 2013 and 2016.

Committee Service

House of Representatives Standing: House from 4.12.13 to 9.5.16; Selection from 4.12.13 to 9.5.16; Procedure from 23.10.14 to 9.5.16; Infrastructure, Transport and Cities from 10.11.15 to 9.5.16.

Joint Statutory: Public Works from 4.12.13 to 9.5.16.

Parliamentary Party Positions

Opposition Whip from 16.10.13 to 9.5.16.

Deputy Chair, Federal Parliamentary Labor Party Caucus from 2013.

Party Positions

Chair, ALP Social Policy Caucus Committee from 2013.

Member, ALP Education, Science, Research and the Arts Caucus Committee from 2013.


Born 29.7.1961, Werribee, Vic.


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament


Teacher, Laverton Secondary College.

Assistant Principal, Galvin Park School, Werribee.

Acting Principal, Galvin Park School, Werribee.

Principal, Moonee Ponds Central School.


Description: outer metropolitan.

Location: south-western outskirts of Melbourne; it includes the centres of Cocoroc, Hoppers Crossing, Laverton, Laverton North, Little River, Mambourin, Point Cook, Quandong, Seabrook, Tarneit, Werribee, Werribee South, Williams Landing and Wyndham Vale, and parts of Altona Meadows, Eynesbury, Mt Cottrell and Truganina.

Area: 546 sq km (approx.).

Electors enrolled: 107 392 (at 7.9.13).

Industries: heavy industries and manufacturing, market gardening, wineries, water treatment plant, horse-racing and equestrian centre, Werribee Mercy Hospital, University of Melbourne Veterinary School and Agriculture and Food Technology Precinct, tertiary education and tourism.

State electorates: Lalor includes the Victorian Legislative Assembly electorate of Werribee, and parts of Altona and Tarneit.