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PERRETT, Graham DouglasBiography for PERRETT, Graham Douglas

Member for Moreton (Qld)

Australian Labor Party



Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Moreton, Queensland, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016.


Committee Service

House of Representatives Standing: Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 19.2.08 to 19.7.10; Primary Industries and Resources from 19.2.08 to 19.7.10; Employment and Workplace Relations from 24.6.09 to 19.7.10; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs from 25.10.10 to 5.8.13; Indigenous Affairs from 4.12.13 to 9.5.16; Social Policy and Legal Affairs from 25.10.10 to 9.5.16; Education and Employment from 13.2.13 to 5.8.13; Selection from 14.5.13 to 5.8.13; Privileges and Members' Interests from 4.12.13 to 9.5.16; Communications and the Arts from 10.11.15 to 9.5.16.

Joint Statutory: Public Works from 4.12.13 to 9.5.16.

Joint Standing: Parliamentary Library from 19.2.08 to 19.7.10; Human Rights from 6.2.13 to 5.8.13.

Joint Select: Cyber-Safety from 18.3.10 to 24.6.13; Christmas Island Tragedy from 22.3.11 to 29.6.11.


Parliamentary Party Positions

Government Whip from 13.5.13 to 5.8.13.

Shadow Parliamentary Secretary to the Attorney-General from 1.7.14.


Party Positions

Secretary, Bardon-Rainworth Branch, ALP 1997-2002.

Proxy Delegate, ALP State Conference (Qld) 2004-06.

Delegate, ALP National Conference 2004 and 2007.

Member, ALP Administrative Committee 2004-07.

President, ALP Salisbury Branch 2005-07.


Personal

Born 5.1.1966, St George, Qld.

Married.


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

BA(Hons) (Qld), LLB (QUT).

DipT (Brisbane College of Advanced Education).

Secondary school teacher 1986-97.

Solicitor 1997-2000.

Organiser, Queensland Independent Education Union (QIEU) 2000-04.

Senior policy adviser, Queensland State Government 2005-07.

Policy adviser 2007.


Electorate

Description: inner metropolitan.

Location: southern Brisbane; it includes the suburbs of Acacia Ridge, Archerfield, Chelmer, Coopers Plains, Corinda, Fairfield, Graceville, Kuraby, Macgregor, Moorooka, Nathan, Oxley, Robertson, Rocklea, Runcorn, Salisbury, Sherwood, Sunnybank, Sunnybank Hills, Tennyson, Willawong, Yeerongpilly and Yeronga and parts of Algester, Annerley, Eight Mile Plains and Tarragindi.

Area: 111 sq km (approx.).

Electors enrolled: 94 271 (at 7.9.13).

Industries: light industrial and commercial activities.

State electorates: Moreton includes parts of the Queensland Legislative Assembly electorates of Algester, Inala, Indooroopilly, Mount Ommaney, South Brisbane, Stretton, Sunnybank and Yeerongpilly.