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SMITH, the Hon. Anthony David HawthornBiography for SMITH, the Hon. Anthony David Hawthorn

Member for Casey (Vic)

Liberal Party of Australia



Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Casey, Victoria, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2013.


Ministerial Appointments

Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister from 30.1.07 to 3.12.07.


Committee Service

House of Representatives Standing: Ageing from 20.3.02 to 31.8.04; Science and Innovation from 20.3.02 to 31.8.04; Education and Training from 11.3.08 to 10.11.08; Economics from 25.9.08 to 3.2.10 and from 13.9.11 to 7.2.12; Communications from 3.2.10 to 19.7.10.

Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 7.2.06 (Chair from 7.2.06) to 6.2.07 and from 4.12.13 to 18.3.14; Corporations and Financial Services from 25.10.10.

Joint Standing: Electoral Matters from 1.12.04 (Chair from 6.12.04) to 7.2.06 and from 4.12.13.

Joint Select: Australia's Clean Energy Future Legislation from 15.9.11 to 7.10.11.


Parliamentary Party Positions

Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry from 6.12.07 to 14.9.10. Shadow Minister for Education, Apprenticeships and Training from 6.12.07 to 22.9.08; Shadow Assistant Treasurer from 22.9.08 to 8.12.09; Shadow Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy from 8.12.09 to 14.9.10.

Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Tax Reform from 14.9.10 to 18.9.13.

Deputy Chairman, Coalition Policy Development Committee from 14.9.10 to 18.9.13.


Party Positions

President, Melbourne University Liberal Club 1988.

President, Victorian Liberal Students Association 1989.

President, Liberal Party Box Hill North Branch 1990-95.

Delegate, Liberal Party State Council 1990-2001.


Personal

Born 13.3.1967, Melbourne, Vic.

Married.


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

BA(Hons), BComm (Melb).

Research Assistant, Institute of Public Affairs 1989-90.

Media Adviser to the Hon. P Costello, MP 1990-98.

Senior Political Adviser to the Treasurer, the Hon P Costello, MP 1998-2001.


Electorate

Description: rural.

Location: eastern Melbourne; it includes the centres of Chirnside Park, Coldstream, Croydon, Dixons Creek, Don Valley, Gladysdale, Gruyere, Healesville, Hoddles Creek, Kallista, Kalorama, Kilsyth, Kilsyth South, Lilydale, Millgrove, Monbulk, Mooroolbark, Mount Evelyn, Powelltown, Reefton, Seville, Seville East, Silvan, Wandin, Wandin East, Warburton, Wesburn, Woori Yallock, Yarra Glen, Yarra Junction and Yellingbo, and parts of Bayswater North, Croydon, Croydon South and Montrose.

Area: 2337 sq km (approx.).

Electors enrolled: 97 761 (at 7.9.13).

Industries: market gardens, orchards, nurseries, flower farms, vineyards, forestry and timber, tourism, light manufacturing and engineering.

State electorates: Casey includes parts of the Victorian Legislative Assembly electorates of Bayswater, Croydon, Eildon, Evelyn, Monbulk and Warrandyte.