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COKER, Elizabeth (Libby) AnnBiography for COKER, Elizabeth (Libby) Ann

Member for Corangamite (Vic)

Australian Labor Party



Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Corangamite, Victoria, 2019. Re-elected 2022.


Committee Service

House of Representatives Standing: Appropriations and Administration served from 22.7.2019 to 11.4.2022; Communications and the Arts served from 28.7.2022 to present; Climate Change, Energy, Environment and Water served from 28.7.2022 to present

Joint Standing: National Disability Insurance Scheme served from 23.7.2019 to 11.4.2022; National Disability Insurance Scheme served as Chair from 4.8.2022 to present


Parliamentary Party Positions

Chairperson of the Australian Labor Party Education, Science, Research and the Arts Caucus Committee from 2019.


Other Positions

Co-Chair of the Parliamentary Friends of Waste and Recycling from 2020.


Personal

Born: 11.6.1962, Melbourne, Australia

Gender: Female

Marital Status: Married


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

(BA) (University of New England).

(DipEd) (Monash University).

(BLitt) (Deakin University).

Grad(AICD) (Australian Institute of Company Directors).

Cadet journalist at the Geelong Advertiser.

Secondary school teacher.

Communications consultant.

Communications/PR Manager at the Department of Education (Vic.).

Journalist.


Local Government Service

Councillor for the Surf Coast Shire from 2008 to 2019.

Mayor of Surf Coast Shire from 2009 to 2010.

Mayor of Surf Coast Shire from 2012 to 2013.


Honours

Victorian Government media in education award.


Electorate

Name: Corangamite

Location: The Division of Corangamite consists of: Borough of Queenscliff Surf Coast Shire Council, part of the Colac Otway Shire Council, part of the Golden Plains Shire Council, and part of the Greater Geelong City Council.

Area: 5,441 Sq km

Electors enrolled: 111,601 (at 24.6.2019)

Industries: Tourism, retail, healthcare, agriculture, food production and processing, manufacturing and commercial fishing.