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ELLIOT, the Hon. Maria JustineBiography for ELLIOT, the Hon. Maria Justine

Member for Richmond (NSW)

Australian Labor Party



Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Richmond, New South Wales, 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2013.


Ministerial Appointments

Minister for Ageing from 3.12.07 to 14.9.10.

Parliamentary Secretary for Trade from 14.9.10 to 4.2.13.


Committee Service

House of Representatives Standing: Health and Ageing from 2.12.04 to 17.10.07; Regional Australia from 6.2.13; Publications from 14.5.13.

Joint Standing: Treaties from 6.2.13 to 14.5.13.


Conferences, Delegations and Visits

Official visits to India, November 2010; China, March 2011; Hong Kong, November 2011; Russia, March-April 2012.


Party Positions

Member, ALP from 1995.

President, ALP Tweed Coast Branch 2003-04.


Personal

Born 29.7.1967, Brisbane, Qld.

Married.


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

BA (Qld), GradDip in Human Resources and Industrial Relations (Griffith).

Police officer 1990-97.

Juvenile Justice Conference Convener, NSW Dept of Juvenile Justice 2002-03.


Electorate

Description: rural.

Location: New South Wales north coast; it includes the towns of Bangalow, Brunswick Heads, Byron Bay, Kingscliff, Lennox Head, Mullumbimby, Murwillumbah, Nimbin, Ocean Shores, Pottsville, Suffolk Park and Tweed Heads.

Area: 2768 sq km (approx.).

Electors enrolled: 97 277 (at 7.9.13).

Industries: Tourism, commercial fishing, agriculture including dairy, beef cattle, tropical fruits, sugarcane, coffee and macadamia nuts, sugar processing, timber, light engineering, boat building and cottage industries.

State electorates: Richmond includes the New South Wales Assembly electorate of Tweed, and parts of Ballina and Lismore.