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CAMERON, the Hon. Ross AlexanderBiography for CAMERON, the Hon. Ross Alexander

Member for Parramatta (NSW) 1996-2004

Liberal Party of Australia



Parliamentary service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Parramatta, New South Wales, 1996, 1998 and 2001. Defeated at general elections 2004.


Ministerial appointments

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Family and Community Services from 26.11.01 to 7.10.03.

Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer from 7.10.03 to 26.10.04.


Committee service

House of Representatives Standing: Communications, Transport and Microeconomic Reform from 29.5.96 to 31.8.98; Family and Community Affairs from 29.5.96 to 12.5.98; Procedure from 8.12.98 to 8.10.01.

Joint Standing: National Capital and External Territories from 8.12.98 to 11.2.02.

Joint Statutory: Corporations and Securities from 8.12.98 to 11.2.02.


Conferences, delegations and visits

Study tour, Hong Kong, Taipei and USA, January-February 2001.


Party positions

Member, Liberal Party Parramatta West Branch.

Member, Liberal Party Federal Electoral Matters Committee.


Personal

Born 14.5.1965, Sydney, NSW.

Married.


Qualifications and occupation before entering federal Parliament

BEc, LLB (Syd).

Policy adviser and research officer to the State Minister for Transport (NSW), the Hon. B Baird.

Intern to US Senator the Hon. M Hatfield.

Solicitor.


Electorate

Description: inner metropolitan.

Location: north-western Sydney; it includes the suburbs of Carlingford, Dundas, Dundas Valley, Ermington, Girraween, Harris Park, North Parramatta, North Rocks, Northmead, Oatlands, Old Toongabbie, Parramatta, Pendle Hill, Rosehill, Rydalmere, Telopea, Wentworthville, Westmead and Winston Hills.

Area: 61 sq km (approx.).

Electors enrolled: 87 286 (at 10.11.01).

Industries: retail, financial services, transport industry, building materials, plant nurseries, major industry and tourism.

State electorates: Parramatta includes parts of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorates of Baulkham Hills, Epping, Granville, Parramatta, Riverstone and Wentworthville.