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DREYFUS, the Hon. Mark Alfred, QCBiography for DREYFUS, the Hon. Mark Alfred, QC

Member for Isaacs (Vic)

Australian Labor Party



Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Isaacs, Victoria, 2007, 2010 and 2013.


Ministerial Appointments

Cabinet Secretary from 14.9.10 to 4.2.13.

Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency from 14.9.10 to 4.2.13.

Parliamentary Secretary for Industry and Innovation from 14.12.11 to 4.2.13.

Attorney-General from 4.2.13 to 18.9.13.

Minister for Emergency Management from 4.2.13 to 18.9.13.

Special Minister of State from 25.3.13 to 18.9.13.

Minister for the Public Service and Integrity from 25.3.13 to 18.9.13.


Committee Service

House of Representatives Standing: Climate Change, Water, Environment and the Arts from 19.2.08 to 19.7.10; Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 19.2.08 (Chair from 13.3.08) to 19.7.10; Environment from 4.12.13; Social Policy and Legal Affairs from 4.12.13.

Joint Statutory: Intelligence and Security from 12.3.08 to 19.7.10.


Conferences, Delegations and Visits

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to China and Hong Kong, November 2009.

Official visits to Mexico, October-November 2010 and December 2010; New Zealand, April and July-August 2011; South Africa, September and October 2011; Japan, Italy and France, April 2012.

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to New Zealand, October 2008.


Parliamentary Party Positions

Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry from 14.10.13. Shadow Attorney-General and Shadow Minister for the Arts from 18.10.13.

Deputy Manager of Opposition Business in the House from 18.10.13.


Party Positions

Member, ALP from 1979.

President, ALP Collingwood Branch 1985.

Chair, ALP Panel of Review (Vic.) 1998.

Chair, ALP National Policy Committee 2008-09.


Personal

Born 3.10.1956, Perth, WA.

Married.


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

BA, LLB (Melb).

Field officer, Northern Land Council, Darwin 1979-81.

Research Fellow, National Research Institute of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine 1982.

Solicitor 1982-85.

Ministerial adviser to the State Attorney-General, State Minister for Planning and State Minister for Corrections (Vic.) 1985-87.

Barrister 1987-2007.

Appointed Queen's Counsel 1999.


Electorate

Description: outer metropolitan.

Location: south-eastern Melbourne; it includes the suburbs of Aspendale, Aspendale Gardens, Bonbeach, Braeside, Carrum, Chelsea, Chelsea Heights, Dandenong South, Edithvale, Keysborough, Mordialloc, Parkdale, Patterson Lakes and Waterways, and parts of Carrum Downs, Lyndhurst, Mentone, Noble Park and Skye.

Area: 166 sq km (approx.).

Electors enrolled: 97 840 (at 7.9.13).

Industries: light manufacturing.

State electorates: Isaacs includes parts of the Victorian Legislative Assembly electorates of Carrum, Cranbourne, Dandenong, Lyndhurst, Mordialloc and Sandringham.