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RYAN, Joanne CatherineBiography for RYAN, Joanne Catherine

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 and from 15.9.16; Infrastructure, Transport and Cities from 10.11.15 to 9.5.16; House from 17.10.16.

Joint Standing: Public Works from 15.9.16.

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; and from 30.8.2016.

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-west of Melbourne; the main suburbs include part of Altona Meadows and Truganina and all of Hoppers Crossing, Laverton, Laverton North, Little River, Point Cook, Seabrook, Tarneit, Werribee, Werribee South, Williams Landing and Wyndham Vale; also the rural areas of Eynesbury (part), Mount Cottrell (part), Quandong, Mambourin and Cocoroc.

Area: 546 sq km.

Electors enrolled: 123 609 (at 2.7.16).

Industries: heavy industries and manufacturing; market gardening, wineries, Melbourne's water treatment plant, Werribee Racecourse and Werribee Park National Equestrian Centre, Werribee Mercy Hospital, University of Melbourne Veterinary School, Agriculture and Food Technology Precinct, tertiary education facilities, Werribee Open Range Zoo, tourism precincts including beaches, retail precincts and shopping centres.