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ROXON, the Hon. Nicola LouiseBiography for ROXON, the Hon. Nicola Louise

Member for Gellibrand (Vic)

Australian Labor Party

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Gellibrand, Victoria, 1998. Re-elected 2001, 2004, 2007 and 2010. Retired prior to general elections 2013.

Ministerial Appointments

Minister for Health and Ageing from 3.12.2007 to 14.12.2011.

Cabinet Minister from 3.12.2007 to 4.2.2013.

Attorney-General from 14.12.2011 to 4.2.2013.

Minister for Emergency Management from 5.3.2012 to 4.2.2013.

Committee Service

Joint Standing: Electoral Matters from 14.5.2013 to 5.8.2013.

Joint Select: Republic Referendum from 9.6.1999 to 9.8.1999.

House of Representatives Standing: Industry, Science and Resources from 8.12.1998 to 8.10.2001; Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 8.12.1998 to 8.10.2001; Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 2.12.2004 to 6.2.2007; Privileges and Members' Interests from 5.2.2013 to 5.8.2013.

Conferences Delegations and Visits

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Syria, Lebanon and Israel, November 2003

Official visits to France and Malaysia, October 2010

Official visits to China, April 2011

Official visits to USA, September 2011

Official visits to USA, May 2012

Parliamentary Party Positions

Member of the Opposition Shadow Ministry from 22.11.2001 to 3.12.2007.

Shadow Minister for Children and Youth from 25.11.2001 to 2.7.2003.

Shadow Minister Assisting the Leader of the Opposition on the Status of Women from 18.2.2003 to 26.10.2004.

Shadow Minister for Population and Immigration from 2.7.2003 to 8.12.2003.

Shadow Attorney-General from 8.12.2003 to 10.12.2006.

Shadow Minister for Health from 10.12.2006 to 3.12.2007.

Party Positions

FEA Delegate, ALP State Conference (Vic)

Member, Public Office Selection Committee

Convener, National Labor Women's Network 1999-2004


Born 1.4.1967, Sydney, Australia

Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

B.A (Melb)

LL.B (Hons) (Melb)

Judge's Associate, the Hon. Justice Mary Gaudron, High Court of Australia 1992-94

Union organiser, National Union of Workers 1994-96

Industrial lawyer: Senior Associate, Maurice Blackburn and Co 1996-98


Potential and reality: women workers and the structural efficiency principle, Centre for Industrial Relations and Labour Studies, Melbourne: 1991


Description: Inner Metropolitan

Location: western Melbourne; it includes the suburbs of Altona, Altona Meadows, Altona North, Braybrook, Brooklyn, Footscray, Footscray West, Kingsville, Maidstone, Maribyrnong, Newport, Seabrook, Seaholme, South Kingsville, Spotswood, Tottenham, Williamstown, Williamstown North and Yarraville.

Area: 91 Sq km

Electors enrolled: 95611 (at 21.8.2010)

Industries: food processing, petrochemical and carbon products, marine engineering facilities, transport facilities, warehousing, tertiary education, tourism and retail industries.

Electorate: Gellibrand includes the Victorian Legislative Assembly electorate of Williamstown, and parts of Altona and Footscray.