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BYRNE, the Hon. Anthony MichaelBiography for BYRNE, the Hon. Anthony Michael

Member for Holt (Vic)

Australian Labor Party

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Holt, Victoria at by-election 1999, vice Hon. G Evans (resigned). Re-elected 2001, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2019.

Ministerial Appointments

Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister from 3.12.2007 to 14.9.2010.

Parliamentary Secretary for Trade from 25.2.2009 to 14.9.2010.

Committee Service

Joint Statutory: Corporations and Financial Services from 20.3.2002 to 31.8.2004; Law Enforcement (formerly National Crime Authority from 15.6.1984 to 1.1.2003 and Australian Crime Commission from 1.1.2003 to 24.11.2010) from 2.12.2004 to 12.9.2005; ASIO, ASIS and DSD from 7.3.2005 to 2.12.2005; Intelligence and Security from 2.12.2005 to 17.10.2007; Intelligence and Security from 18.11.2010 to 9.5.2016 (Chair from 18.11.2010 to 5.8.2013); Intelligence and Security from 18.11.2010 to 9.5.2016 (Deputy Chair from 12.12.2013 to 9.5.2016); Intelligence and Security from 15.9.2016 (Deputy Chair from 4.7.2019).

Joint Standing: Treaties from 16.2.2000 to 11.2.2002; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 24.9.2002 to 31.8.2004; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 25.10.2010 to 14.3.2012; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 19.9.2012 to 5.8.2013; Parliamentary Library from 17.10.2016.

House of Representatives Standing: Environment and Heritage from 1.6.2000 to 8.10.2001; Industry and Resources from 20.3.2002 to 21.10.2002; Members' Interests from 2.12.2004 to 17.10.2007; Science and Innovation from 2.12.2004 to 10.5.2005; Petitions from 25.10.2010 to 9.5.2016; Privileges and Members' Interests from 22.7.2019.

Parliamentary Party Positions

Member of the Australian Labor Party Caucus Committee on Security and Defence.

Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs from 10.12.2006 to 3.12.2007.

Party Positions

President of the Australian Labor Party Endeavour Hills Branch.

Member of the Australian Labor Party Public Office Selection Committee.


Born 1.12.1962, Adelaide, Australia

Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

Chief Executive Officer, Anxiety Disorders Foundation of Australia 1994-96.

Adviser to Senator JMA Collins 1996-99.


Name: Holt

Location: The Division of Holt consists of part of the Casey City Council.

Area: 266 Sq km

Electors enrolled: 106,812 (at 5.6.2019)

Industries: Light industry, retail, education and training, manufacturing, health care and construction.