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BRIGGS, the Hon. Jamie EdwardBiography for BRIGGS, the Hon. Jamie Edward

Member for Mayo (SA)

Liberal Party of Australia



Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Mayo, South Australia at by-election 6.9.2008, vice the Hon. AJG Downer (resigned). Re-elected 2010 and 2013.


Ministerial Appointments

Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development from 18.9.13.


Committee Service

House of Representatives Standing: Health and Ageing from 25.9.08 to 4.6.09; Economics from 25.2.09 to 19.7.10.

Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 25.9.08 to 5.8.13.

Joint Standing: Treaties from 10.11.08 to 9.10.12.


Parliamentary Party Positions

Chairman, Scrutiny of Government Waste Committee from 14.9.10 to 18.9.13.

Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Supporting Families from 19.9.12 to 18.9.13.


Party Positions

Member, Liberal Party (SA) from 1999.

Member, Liberal Party State Council (SA) 2000-02.

Secretary, Liberal Party Mt Barker Branch 2008.


Personal

Born 9.6.1977, Kyneton, Vic.

Married.


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

Employment relations adviser, Business SA 2000-02.

Research Assistant to the Hon. RI Lucas, MLC (SA) 2002-03.

Adviser to the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, the Hon. KJ Andrews, MP 2003-04.

Senior Adviser to the Prime Minister, the Hon. JW Howard, MP 2004-07.


Electorate

Description: rural.

Location: Adelaide Hills and the Fleurieu Peninsula; it includes the centres of Bridgewater, Crafers, Echunga, Gumeracha, Hahndorf, Langhorne Creek, Lobethal, Macclesfield, Mt Barker, Myponga, Oakbank, Stirling, Strathalbyn, Victor Harbor, Woodside and Yankalilla, and parts of Birdwood. It also includes Kangaroo Island.

Area: 9315 sq km (approx.).

Electors enrolled: 100 456 (at 7.9.13).

Industries: dairying, beef, sheep, apples, pears, cherries, smallgoods, Kanmantoo copper mines, Jupiter Creek goldfields, forestry, natural spring water, wine, cereals, tourism and the Woodside army barracks.

State electorates: Mayo includes parts of the South Australian House of Assembly electorates of Bragg, Davenport, Finniss, Fisher, Hammond, Heysen, Kavel, Morialta, Newland and Schubert.