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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, 2013 and 2016.

Ministerial Appointments

Cabinet Secretary from 14.09.10 to 04.02.13.

Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency from 14.09.10 to 04.02.13.

Parliamentary Secretary for Industry and Innovation from 14.12.11 to 04.02.13.

Attorney-General from 04.02.13 to 18.09.13.

Minister for Emergency Management from 04.02.13 to 18.09.13.

Special Minister of State from 25.03.13 to 18.09.13.

Minister for the Public Service and Integrity from 25.03.13 to 18.09.13.

Committee Service

House of Representatives Standing: Climate Change, Water, Environment and the Arts from 19.02.08 to 19.07.10; Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 19.02.08 to 19.07.10 (Chair from 13.03.08 to 19.7.10); Environment from 04.12.13 to 09.05.16; Social Policy and Legal Affairs from 04.12.13 to 09.05.16.

Joint Statutory: Intelligence and Security from 12.03.08 to 19.07.10, from 26.11.14 to 09.05.16 and from 15.9.16.

Parliamentary Party Positions

Deputy Manager of Opposition Business in the House from 18.10.13.

Shadow Minister for the Arts from 18.10.13 to 23.07.16.

Shadow Attorney-General from 18.10.13.

Shadow Minister for National Security from 23.07.16.

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.


Born 3.10.1956, Perth, WA.


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.


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.

Electors enrolled: 105 756 (at 2.7.16).

Industries: light manufacturing.

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