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BRIGGS, the Hon. Jamie EdwardBiography for BRIGGS, the Hon. Jamie Edward

Member for Mayo (SA)

Liberal Party of Australia

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Mayo, South Australia at by-election 2008, vice the Hon. A Downer (resigned). Re-elected 2010 and 2013. Defeated at general elections 2016.

Ministerial Appointments

Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development from 18.9.2013 to 21.9.2015.

Minister for Cities and the Built Environment from 21.9.2015 to 30.12.2015.

Committee Service

Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 25.9.2008 to 5.8.2013.

Joint Standing: Treaties from 10.11.2008 to 9.10.2012.

House of Representatives Standing: Health and Ageing from 25.9.2008 to 4.6.2009; Economics from 25.2.2009 to 19.7.2010.

Parliamentary Party Positions

Chairman of the Opposition Scrutiny of Government Waste Committee from 14.9.2010 to 18.9.2013.

Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Supporting Families from 19.9.2012 to 18.9.2013.

Party Positions

Member of the Liberal Party (SA) from 1999.

Member of the Liberal Party State Council (SA) from 2000 to 2002.

Secretary of the Liberal Party Mt Barker Branch, 2008.


Born 9.6.1977, Kyneton, Australia


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

Employment relations adviser at Business SA from 2000 to 2002.

Research Assistant to the Hon. R Lucas, MLC (SA) from 2002 to 2003.

Adviser to the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, the Hon. K Andrews, MP from 2003 to 2004.

Senior Adviser to the Prime Minister, the Hon. J Howard, MP from 2004 to 2007.


Name: Mayo

Location: Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu Peninsula and Kangaroo Island; it includes the country towns include Birdwood (part), Bridgewater, Crafers, Echunga, Gumeracha, Hahndorf, Langhorne Creek, Lobethal, Macclesfield, Mount Barker, Myponga, Oakbank, Stirling, Strathalbyn, Victor Harbor, Woodside and Yankalilla.

Area: 9,315 Sq km

Electors enrolled: 103,981 (at 2.7.2016)

Industries: dairying, beef, sheep, apples, pears, cherries, smallgoods, Kanmantoo copper mines, Jupiter Creek goldfields, forestry, natural spring water, wine, cereals, tourism and the Woodside army barracks.