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OWENS, Julie AnnBiography for OWENS, Julie Ann

Member for Parramatta (NSW)

Australian Labor Party

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Parramatta, New South Wales, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016.

Parliamentary Positions

Member, Speaker's Panel from 24.5.12 to 5.8.13.

Committee Service

House of Representatives Standing: Communications, Information Technology and the Arts from 2.12.04 to 17.10.07; Economics from 19.2.08 to 27.06.13; Procedure from 19.2.08 to 5.8.13; Publications from 25.10.10 to 5.8.13; Appropriations and Administration from 4.12.13 to 9.5.16 and from 15.9.16; Education and Employment from 4.12.13 to 9.5.16; Tax and Revenue from 15.9.16.

Joint Standing: Corporations and Financial Services from 18.2.08 to 19.7.10 and from 4.12.13 to 9.5.16.

Parliamentary Party Positions

Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Education from 18.10.13 to 13.10.15.

Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business from 18.10.13 to 23.07.16.

Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Early Childhood Education from 13.10.15 to 23.07.16.

Shadow Assistant Minister for Small Business from 23.07.16.

Shadow Assistant Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Australia from 23.07.16.


Born 17.10.1958, Rockhampton, Qld.


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

BA (Qld Conservatorium of Music), MBA (Syd).

Production Manager, Lyric Opera of Queensland 1985-89.

Senior Program Officer, Australia Council 1989-93.

Small business owner 1994-2000.

Chief Executive Officer, Association of Independent Record Labels 2000-04.


Description: inner metropolitan.

Location: north western Sydney; it includes the suburbs of Carlingford (part), Constitution Hill, Dundas, Granville, Harris Park, Holroyd, Merrylands, Mays Hill, Oatlands, Old Toongabbie, Parramatta, Pendle Hill, Rosehill, Rydalmere, Telopea, Toongabbie, South Wentworthville, Wentworthville and Westmead.

Area: 57 sq km.

Electors enrolled: 101 538 (at 2.7.16).

Industries: retail, financial services, transport industry, building materials, major industry, tourism and higher education with the Western Sydney University's Parramatta campus.