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ROWLAND, Michelle AnneBiography for ROWLAND, Michelle Anne

Member for Greenway (NSW)

Australian Labor Party

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Greenway, New South Wales, 2010, 2013 and 2016.

Committee Service

House of Representatives Standing: Social Policy and Legal Affairs from 25.10.10 to 7.2.12 and from 14.8.12 to 5.8.13; Privileges and Members' Interests from 25.10.10 to 7.2.12; Infrastructure and Communications from 4.12.13 to 13.10.15; Publications from 4.12.13 to 9.5.16.

Joint Statutory: Human Rights from 4.12.13 to 14.5.15.

Joint Standing: Treaties from 25.10.10 to 7.2.12; National Broadband Network from 22.3.11 to 21.11.11, from 14.8.12 to 5.8.13 and from 10.10.16.

Joint Select: Constitutional Recognition of Local Government from 26.11.12 to 5.8.13.

Parliamentary Party Positions

Shadow Assistant Minister for Communications from 18.10.13 to 13.10.15.

Shadow Minister for Citizenship and Multiculturalism from 18.10.13 to 23.07.16.

Shadow Minister for Small Business from 13.10.15 to 23.07.16.

Shadow Minister for Communications from 23.07.16.

Party Positions

Executive member, ALP National Labor Women's Network.

Member, ALP Administrative Committee (NSW).

Member, ALP Women's Forum (NSW).

Delegate, ALP State Conference (NSW) and National Conference.

Delegate, Greenway FEC.

Delegate, Riverstone SEC.

Secretary, ALP Lalor Park and Districts Branch.

Secretary, NSW Young Labor.

Senior Vice-President, NSW Young Labor.


Born 16.11.1971, Blacktown, NSW.


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

BA(Hons), LLB, LLM (Syd.).

Checkout operator 1987-95.

Electorate officer 1995-99.

Regulatory affairs adviser, NRMA Limited 1999-2000.

Senior lawyer, Gilbert and Tobin 2000-10.

Director, Western Sydney Area Health Service 2000-04.

Non-Executive Director, Western Sydney Parklands Trust 2007-10.

Director, Our Lady of Mercy, Parramatta 2008-10.

Chair, Screen NSW 2009-10.

Local Government Service

Councillor, Blacktown City Council 2004-08.

Deputy Mayor, Blacktown City Council 2007-08.


Description: outer metropolitan.

Location: western outskirts of Sydney; suburbs and towns include Blacktown (part), Glenwood, Girraween, Kellyville Ridge, Kings Langley, Kings Park, Lalor Park, Parklea, Prospect, Quakers Hill (part), Riverstone (part), Rouse Hill (part), Schofields (part), Seven Hills, Stanhope Gardens and Vineyard (part).

Area: 81 sq km.

Electors enrolled: 104 377 (at 2.7.16).

Industries: light and heavy engineering, smash repairs, electronics, food processing, warehousing and distribution, light industrial, educational facilities.