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GRAY, the Hon. Gary, AOBiography for GRAY, the Hon. Gary, AO

Member for Brand (WA)

Australian Labor Party



Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Brand, Western Australia, 2007 and 2010.


Ministerial Appointments

Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Development and Northern Australia from 3.12.07 to 9.6.09.

Parliamentary Secretary for Western and Northern Australia from 9.6.09 to 14.9.10.

Special Minister of State from 14.9.10 to 25.3.13.

Special Minister of State for the Public Service and Integrity from 14.9.10 to 14.12.11.

Minister for the Public Service and Integrity from 14.12.11 to 25.3.13.

Minister for Resources and Energy from 25.3.13 to 18.9.13.

Minister for Tourism from 25.3.13 to 18.9.13.

Minister for Small Business from 25.3.13 to 18.9.13.


Committee Service

Joint Standing: Electoral Matters from 4.12.13.

Joint Select: Northern Australia from 9.12.13.


Parliamentary Party Positions

Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry from 14.10.13. Shadow Minister for Resources from 18.10.13; Shadow Minister for Northern Australia from 18.10.13; Shadow Special Minister of State from 18.10.13.


Party Positions

National Organiser, ALP 1986-90.

Assistant National Secretary and Director of Fundraising, ALP 1990.

Chair, ALP National Campaign Committee 1992.

National Secretary, ALP 1993-2000.


Personal

Born 30.4.1958, Rotherham, UK.

Married.


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

BEc (ANU).

National Secretariat, ALP (ACT) 1986-2000.

Executive Director, Medical Research Foundation 2000-01.

Senior Executive, Woodside Energy 2001-07.


Honours

Appointed Officer of the Order of Australia, January 2003.

Awarded Centenary Medal 2003.


Electorate

Description: outer metropolitan.

Location: south of Perth; it includes the centres of Kwinana and Rockingham, and parts of Mandurah.

Area: 411 sq km (approx.).

Electors enrolled: 99 673 (at 7.9.13).

Industries: heavy industry in the Kwinana industrial area, alumina refining, tourism and the naval base HMAS Stirling on Garden Island.

State electorates: Brand includes the Western Australian Legislative Assembly electorates of Kwinana, Rockingham, Warnbro and parts of Mandurah.