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PERRETT, Graham DouglasBiography for PERRETT, Graham Douglas

Member for Moreton (Qld)

Australian Labor Party

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Moreton, Queensland, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016.

Parliamentary Positions

Member, Speaker's Panel from 14.9.16

Committee Service

House of Representatives Standing: Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 19.2.08 to 19.7.10; Primary Industries and Resources from 19.2.08 to 19.7.10; Employment and Workplace Relations from 24.6.09 to 19.7.10; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs from 25.10.10 to 5.8.13; Indigenous Affairs from 4.12.13 to 9.5.16; Social Policy and Legal Affairs from 25.10.10 to 9.5.16; Education and Employment from 13.2.13 to 5.8.13; Selection from 14.5.13 to 5.8.13; Privileges and Members' Interests from 4.12.13 to 9.5.16; Communications and the Arts from 10.11.15 to 9.5.16; Procedure from 10.10.16; House from 17.10.16.

Joint Standing: Parliamentary Library from 19.2.08 to 19.7.10; Human Rights from 6.2.13 to 5.8.13 and from 15.9.16; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 15.9.16.

Joint Statutory: Public Works from 4.12.13 to 9.5.16.

Joint Select: Cyber-Safety from 18.3.10 to 24.6.13; Christmas Island Tragedy from 22.3.11 to 29.6.11.

Parliamentary Party Positions

Government Whip from 13.5.13 to 5.8.13.

Opposition Whip from 30.8.2016.

Shadow Parliamentary Secretary to the Attorney-General from 1.7.14.

Party Positions

Secretary, Bardon-Rainworth Branch, ALP 1997-2002.

Proxy Delegate, ALP State Conference (Qld) 2004-06.

Delegate, ALP National Conference 2004 and 2007.

Member, ALP Administrative Committee 2004-07.

President, ALP Salisbury Branch 2005-07.


Born 5.1.1966, St George, Qld.


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

BA(Hons) (Qld), LLB (QUT).

DipT (Brisbane College of Advanced Education).

Secondary school teacher 1986-97.

Solicitor 1997-2000.

Organiser, Queensland Independent Education Union (QIEU) 2000-04.

Senior policy adviser, Queensland State Government 2005-07.

Policy adviser 2007.


Description: inner metropolitan.

Location: southern Brisbane; it includes the suburbs of Acacia Ridge, Archerfield, Chelmer, Coopers Plains, Corinda, Fairfield, Graceville, Kuraby, Macgregor, Moorooka, Nathan, Oxley, Robertson, Rocklea, Runcorn, Salisbury, Sherwood, Sunnybank, Sunnybank Hills, Tennyson, Willawong, Yeerongpilly and Yeronga and parts of Algester, Annerley, Eight Mile Plains and Tarragindi.

Area: 111 sq km.

Electors enrolled: 97 782 (at 2.7.16).

Industries: mainly residential with some light industrial and commercial activities. A light aircraft airport is in Archerfield.