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Biography for BRUMBY, John Mansfield

Member for Bendigo (Vic) 1983-90

Australian Labor Party

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Bendigo, Victoria, 1983, 1984 and 1987.

Defeated at general elections 1990.

Committee Service

House of Representatives Standing: Publications from 10.5.83 (Chairman from 28.3.85 to 5.6.87) to 19.2.90; Road Safety from 10.5.83 to 26.10.84; Employment, Education and Training from 8.10.87 (Chairman from 8.10.87) to 19.2.90.

Joint Statutory: Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings from 28.2.85 to 5.6.87; National Crime Authority from 11.10.84 to 5.6.87.

Joint Select: Australia Card from 4.12.85 to 8.5.86.

Conferences, Delegations and Visits

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to USA, January 1988.

Member, Government Delegation to South Pacific Conference, Rarotonga, Cook Islands, October 1988.

Party Positions

Secretary, Bendigo FEA 1979-80.

Member, ALP Rural Policy Committee (Vic) from 1984.

Member, ALP National Policy Committee on Industry Development from 1987.


Born 21.4.53 at Melbourne, Vic.

Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

BComm (Melb), DipEd (Rusden).

Union organiser.

Co-founder and past President, Bendigo Region Amnesty International.

Farming experience, Coleraine, Victoria.


Description: Rural and urban.

Location: Central Victoria; following the 1989 Federal redistribution it includes the city of Bendigo and the centres of Maldon, Maryborough and St Arnaud.

Area: 11 912 sq km (approx.).

Electors enrolled: 71 466 (at 18.11.89).

Industries: Clothing and textiles, munitions and heavy engineering, wheat and sheep farming, ceramics, tourism, gold mining.

State electorates: Bendigo includes parts of the Victorian Legislative Assembly electorates of Bendigo East, Bendigo West, Ripon, Rodney and Swan Hill.