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DANBY, the Hon. Michael DavidBiography for DANBY, the Hon. Michael David

Member for Melbourne Ports (Vic)

Australian Labor Party



Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Melbourne Ports, Victoria, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2013.


Ministerial Appointments

Parliamentary Secretary for the Arts from 25.3.13 to 18.9.13.


Committee Service

House of Representatives Standing: Privileges from 8.12.98 to 8.10.01; Selection from 18.2.02 to 17.10.07; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs from 20.3.02 to 20.3.03; Procedure from 4.12.13.

Joint Statutory: Intelligence and Security from 18.11.10 to 17.6.13.

Joint Standing: Electoral Matters from 8.12.98 to 4.12.00 and from 26.6.01 (Deputy Chair) to 19.7.10; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 2.12.04 to 14.5.13 and from 4.12.13; Migration from 18.2.08 to 19.7.10; Parliamentary Library from 4.12.13.

Joint Select: Republic Referendum from 9.6.99 to 9.8.99; Cyber-Safety from 18.3.10 to 19.7.10 and from 12.10.11 to 14.5.13.


Conferences, Delegations and Visits

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Finland and Germany, April 2002.

Member, Parliamentary Delegations to Indonesia, March 2003 and July 2005.

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to the Inauguration of the President of Taiwan, March 2004.

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to the Philippines and Indonesia, September 2006.

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Hungary, October 2006.

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Malaysia and Thailand, August 2008.

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Timor-Leste, August 2009.

Official visit to Kenya, July 2011.

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Timor-Leste and Indonesia, November 2011.

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Canada, May 2012.


Parliamentary Party Positions

Shadow Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition and Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Arts from 18.10.13.

Opposition Whip from 22.11.01 to 17.10.07.


Party Positions

Member, ALP Caucus Social Policy Committee.

Secretary, ALP Caucus National Security and Trade Committee.


Other Positions

Deputy Chair, Australia/US Parliamentary Friendship Committee.

Secretary, Australia/Israel Friendship Group.


Personal

Born 16.2.1955, Melbourne, Vic.

Married.


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

President, Student Council 1975-76.

Assistant to Mr S Lipski 1977-80.

Manager, HalMaag Art Gallery.

Assistant Private Secretary to the Hon. B Cohen, MP 1983-84.

Senior Vice-President, International Youth Conference, Kingston, Jamaica 1985.

Editor, Australia/Israel Review 1986-93.

Adviser to the Minister for Tourism, the Hon. AG Griffiths, MP 1993-94.

Industrial Officer, Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees' Association 1994-96.


Military Service

Officer Cadet Training 1980-82.


Electorate

Description: inner metropolitan.

Location: inner Melbourne; it includes the suburbs of Albert Park, Balaclava, Caulfield, Caulfield East, Elwood, Middle Park, Port Melbourne, Ripponlea, St Kilda, St Kilda East, St Kilda West, Southbank and South Melbourne, and parts of Docklands, Elsternwick and South Yarra.

Area: 40 sq km (approx.).

Electors enrolled: 93 264 (at 7.9.13).

Industries: car assembly plants, aircraft parts production, stevedoring and various manufacturing, commercial and retail industries.

State electorates: Melbourne Ports includes the Victorian Legislative Assembly electorate of Albert Park, and parts of Brighton, Caulfield, Oakleigh and Prahran.