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GAMBARO, the Hon. TeresaBiography for GAMBARO, the Hon. Teresa

Member for Brisbane (Qld)

Liberal Party of Australia

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Petrie, Queensland, 1996. Re-elected 1998, 2001, 2004. Defeated at general elections 2007. Elected to the House of Representatives for Brisbane, Queensland, 2010. Re-elected 2013. Retired prior to general elections 2016.

Parliamentary Positions

Member, Speaker's Panel from 19.2.02 to 31.8.04

Ministerial Appointments

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence from 18.7.2004 to 27.1.2006.

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs from 27.1.2006 to 30.1.2007.

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship from 30.1.2007 to 21.3.2007.

Assistant Minister for Immigration and Citizenship from 21.3.2007 to 3.12.2007.

Committee Service

Joint Standing: Migration from 18.6.1996 to 2.9.1996; Migration from 20.3.2002 to 31.8.2004 (Chair from 25.3.2002 to 19.8.2002); Migration from 25.10.2010 to 5.8.2013; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016 (Chair from 11.2.2014 to 9.5.2016).

House of Representatives Standing: Industry, Science and Technology from 29.5.1996 to 31.8.1998; Economics, Finance and Public Administration from 8.12.1998 to 31.8.2004; Employment, Education and Workplace Relations from 8.12.1998 to 8.10.2001; Ageing from 20.3.2002 to 31.8.2004; Education and Training from 20.3.2002 to 31.8.2004.

Parliamentary Party Positions

Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for International Development Assistance from 14.9.2010 to 18.9.2013.

Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Citizenship and Settlement from 14.9.2010 to 18.9.2013.

Party Positions

Member, Young Liberals

Member, Liberal Party Aspley Branch from 1994

Member, Liberal Party Immigration and Ethnic Affairs Policy Committee 1995

Other Positions

Member, Parliamentary Education Office Advisory Committee


Born 29.11.1958, Brisbane, Australia

Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

B.Bus (Queensland University of Technology)

Marketing consultant, Gambaro Marketing

Small retail business owner

Area sales manager, Southern Pacific Hotel Corporation 1985-86

Account manager (Qld), Thrifty Car Rental 1991-92

Tutor of marketing, School of Marketing and International Business, Queensland University of Technology 1994-95

Marketing manager, Franchisors Association of Australia and New Zealand 1995


Description: Inner Metropolitan

Location: central Brisbane; it includes the suburbs of Albion, Alderley, Ascot, Bowen Hills, Brisbane City, Clayfield, Fortitude Valley, Gaythorne, Gordon Park, Grange, Hamilton, Hendra, Herston, Kalinga, Kelvin Grove, Lutwyche, Milton, New Farm, Newmarket, Newstead, Red Hill, Spring Hill, Wilston, Windsor, Wooloowin and parts of Ashgrove, Bardon, Everton Park, Enoggera, Paddington and Stafford.

Area: 58 Sq km

Electors enrolled: 97446 (at 7.9.2013)

Industries: light industry, retail and service industries. It also includes the Queensland Parliament House and Brisbane City Council Chambers and many Commonwealth Government, State Government and business administrative offices.

Electorate: Brisbane includes the Queensland Legislative Assembly electorate of Brisbane Central, and parts of Ashgrove, Clayfield, Everton, Mount Coot-tha and Stafford.