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BURKE, the Hon. Anthony (Tony) StephenBiography for BURKE, the Hon. Anthony (Tony) Stephen

Member for Watson (NSW)

Australian Labor Party



Parliamentary Service

State: elected to the New South Wales Legislative Council 22.3.03. Resigned 24.6.04.

Federal: elected to the House of Representatives for Watson, New South Wales, 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2013.


Parliamentary Appointments

State: Legislative Council (NSW) Representative on the Council of the University of Technology, Sydney from 7.5.03 to 24.6.04.


Parliamentary Positions

State: Temporary Chair of Committees from 7.5.03 to 24.6.04.


Ministerial Appointments

Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry from 3.12.07 to 14.9.10.

Minister for Population from 14.4.10 to 28.6.10.

Minister for Sustainable Population from 28.6.10 to 14.9.10.

Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities from 14.9.10 to 1.7.13.

Vice-President of the Executive Council from 5.3.12 to 18.9.13.

Minister for the Arts from 25.3.13 to 18.9.13.

Minister for Immigration, Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship from 1.7.13 to 18.9.13.


Committee Service

State: Standing: Law and Justice from 21.5.03 to 24.6.04; State Development (Chair) from 21.5.03 to 24.6.04.

Federal: House of Representatives Standing: Employment, Workplace Relations and Workforce Participation from 2.12.04 to 12.9.05.

Joint Standing: Migration from 6.9.05 to 11.10.05.


Conferences, Delegations and Visits

Official visits to Japan, China, Republic of Korea and Hong Kong, April 2008; Papua New Guinea and Indonesia, August 2008; Italy, November 2008; Spain, January 2009; United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Bahrain, March 2009; China and Italy, April 2009; USA, July 2009; New Zealand, August 2009; Italy, November 2009; UK and Hong Kong, July 2011; Indonesia, October 2011; Switzerland, UK & France, March 2012; Brazil, June 2012; Panama, July 2012.


Parliamentary Party Positions

Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry from 22.10.04 to 3.12.07 and from 14.10.13. Shadow Minister for Small Business from 26.10.04 to 24.6.05; Shadow Minister for Immigration from 24.6.05 to 10.12.06; Shadow Minister for Immigration, Integration and Citizenship from 10.12.06 to 3.12.07.

Shadow Minister for Finance from 18.10.13.

Manager of Opposition Business in the House from 12.11.13.


Personal

Born 4.11.1969, Sydney, NSW.

Married.


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

BA, LLB (Syd).

Sales and shop assistant 1982-91.

Electorate officer to Senator GF Richardson 1993-94.

Electorate officer to Senator MG Forshaw 1994-95.

Director, Aticus Pty Ltd 1996-97.

Union organiser, Shop Distributive and Allied Employees Association 1997-2003.

Member, Legislative Council (NSW) 2003-04 (see Parliamentary service above).


Electorate

Description: inner metropolitan.

Location: inner South Sydney; it includes the suburbs of Belfield, Belmore, Burwood Heights, Campsie, Chullora, Clemton Park, Enfield, Greenacre, Lakemba, Mount Lewis, Roselands, Strathfield South, Wiley Park and parts of Ashbury, Bankstown, Beverly Hills, Burwood, Canterbury, Croydon, Croydon Park, Earlwood, Kingsgrove, Narwee, Punchbowl, Riverwood and Strathfield.

Area: 42 sq km (approx.).

Electors enrolled: 101 271 (at 7.9.13).

Industries: light manufacturing and service industries.

State electorates: Watson includes parts of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorates of Auburn, Bankstown, Canterbury, Lakemba and Strathfield.