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PHILLIPS, FionaBiography for PHILLIPS, Fiona

Member for Gilmore (NSW)

Australian Labor Party

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Gilmore, New South Wales, 2019.

Committee Service

Joint Standing: National Broadband Network from 23.7.2019.

House of Representatives Standing: Agriculture and Water Resources from 22.7.2019; Publications from 29.7.2019; Environment and Energy from 17.9.2019 (Supplementary member from 17.9.2019).

Parliamentary Party Positions

Secretary of the Australian Labor Party Sustainable Australia Caucus Committee from 2019.

Party Positions

President of the Australian Labor Party South Coast State Electorate Council (NSW) from 2014 to 2017.

Member of the Country Labor Committee (NSW) from 2016 to 2019.

Member of the Australian Labor Party Administrative Committee (NSW) from 2017 to 2019.


Born 18.2.1970, Nowra, Australia


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

(BEc) (University of Newcastle).

(MBus) (University of New South Wales).

Senior Industrial Relations Officer for Retail Banking at Westpac Banking Corporation from 1991 to 1995.

Human Resources Officer for Shoalhaven City Council, Nowra (NSW) from 1996 to 1997.

Work Placement Coordinator for the Shoalhaven Schools Workplace Learning Program, Nowra (NSW) from 1997 to 2002.

TAFE Teacher, Nowra (NSW) from 2002 to 2017.

Commerce Tutor at the University of Wollongong (Shoalhaven Campus), Nowra (NSW) from 2002 to 2015.

Business Operations Manager in the Navy Aviation Systems Program Office at HMAS Albatross, Nowra (NSW) from 2007 to 2009.

Electorate Officer for S Jones, MP from 2016 to 2017.


Name: Gilmore

Location: Gilmore covers an area along the coast from Kiama in the north to Tuross Head in the south. Towns and suburbs include Bawley Point, Batemans Bay, Berry, Callala Bay, Cunjurong, Currarong, Fishermans Paradise, Gerroa, Kiama, Malua Bay, Mogo, Moruya, Nowra, Sussex Inlet, Tomerong, Tuross Head, and Ulladulla.

Area: 6,342 Sq km

Electors enrolled: 122,364 (at 8.6.2019)

Industries: Tourism, timber, dairy and beef cattle, paper mill, brickworks, light engineering, dairy products, steel fabrication and fishing.