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OWENS, Julie AnnBiography for OWENS, Julie Ann

Member for Parramatta (NSW)

Australian Labor Party

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Parramatta, New South Wales, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016.

Parliamentary Positions

Member, Speaker's Panel from 24.5.12 to 5.8.13.

Committee Service

House of Representatives Standing: Communications, Information Technology and the Arts from 2.12.04 to 17.10.07; Economics from 19.2.08 to 27.06.13; Procedure from 19.2.08 to 5.8.13; Publications from 25.10.10 to 5.8.13; Appropriations and Administration from 4.12.13 to 9.5.16 and from 15.9.16; Education and Employment from 4.12.13 to 9.5.16; Tax and Revenue from 15.9.16.

Joint Standing: Corporations and Financial Services from 18.2.08 to 19.7.10 and from 4.12.13 to 9.5.16.

Parliamentary Party Positions

Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Education from 18.10.13 to 13.10.15.

Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business from 18.10.13 to 23.07.16.

Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Early Childhood Education from 13.10.15 to 23.07.16.

Shadow Assistant Minister for Small Business from 23.07.16.

Shadow Assistant Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Australia from 23.07.16.


Born 17.10.1958, Rockhampton, Qld.


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

BA (Qld Conservatorium of Music), MBA (Syd).

Production Manager, Lyric Opera of Queensland 1985-89.

Senior Program Officer, Australia Council 1989-93.

Small business owner 1994-2000.

Chief Executive Officer, Association of Independent Record Labels 2000-04.


Description: inner metropolitan.

Location: north western Sydney; it includes the suburbs of Constitution Hill, Dundas Valley, Granville, Harris Park, Holroyd, Mays Hill, North Parramatta, Oatlands, Old Toongabbie, Parramatta, Rosehill, Rydalmere, Telopea, Wentworthville, Westmead and parts of Dundas, Ermington, Guildford, Merrylands, Merrylands West, Northmead, North Rocks, Pendle Hill, South Granville and South Wentworthville.

Area: 57 sq km.

Electors enrolled: 101 538 (at 2.7.16).

Industries: retail, financial services, transport, building materials, tourism.

State electorates: Parramatta includes parts of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorates of Baulkham Hills, Granville, Parramatta, Prospect and Seven Hills.