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COLLINS, the Hon. Julie MareeBiography for COLLINS, the Hon. Julie Maree

Member for Franklin (Tas)

Australian Labor Party

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Franklin, Tasmania, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016.

Ministerial Appointments

Parliamentary Secretary for Community Services from 14.9.10 to 14.12.11.

Minister for Community Services from 14.12.11 to 18.9.13.

Minister for Indigenous Employment and Economic Development from 14.12.11 to 18.9.13.

Minister for the Status of Women from 14.12.11 to 18.9.13.

Minister for Housing and Homelessness from 1.7.13 to 18.9.13.

Committee Service

House of Representatives Standing: Communications from 19.2.08 to 19.7.10; Education and Training from 19.2.08 to 19.7.10; Family, Community, Housing and Youth from 19.2.08 to 19.7.10; Infrastructure, Transport and Cities from 10.11.15 to 9.5.16.

Parliamentary Party Positions

Shadow Minister for Regional Development and Local Government from 18.10.13 to 23.7.16.

Shadow Minister for Employment Services from 18.10.13 to 23.7.16.

Shadow Minister for Ageing and Mental Health from 23.07.16.

Party Positions

Member, ALP from 1988.

Member, ALP State Campaign Committee (Tas.) 1996-2002; Member, ALP Federal Campaign Committee 1996-2007.

State President, Australian Young Labor (Tas.) 1996.

Delegate, ALP State Conference (Tas.) 2000-07; Delegate, ALP National Conference 2004 and 2007.

Member, ALP Administrative Committee from 2004.

State Secretary, ALP (Tas.) 2006-07.


Born 3.7.1971, Hobart, Tas.


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

Business Administration Cert IV (TAFE Tasmania).

Administrative Officer, ALP (Tas.) 1987-90.

Administrative Assistant, Minister for Health's Office 1990-92.

Administrative Officer, Department of Health 1992-93.

Administrative Officer to the Leader of the Opposition (Tas.), the Hon. MW Field, MHA 1993-94.

Electorate Officer to Senator J Coates 1995-96.

Adviser to Senator SM Mackay 1996-98.

Business Support Officer, Hydro Tasmania 1998.

Personal Assistant and Adviser to the Premier of Tasmania, the Hon. JA Bacon, MHA 1998-2003.

Manager, Ministerial Unit, Department of Tourism, Parks, Heritage and the Arts (Tas.) 2003-05.

Adviser to Senator CL Brown 2005-06.

State Secretary, ALP (Tas.) 2006-07.


Description: outer metropolitan.

Location: southern Tasmania; it includes the centres of Blackmans Bay, Clarence, Cygnet, Dover, Franklin, Geeveston, Huonville, Margate, Richmond and Snug, and parts of Kingston. It also includes Bruny Island.

Area: 6 514 sq km.

Electors enrolled: 76 784 (at 2.7.16).

Industries: apples, pears, small fruits, aquaculture, fishing, beef cattle, sheep, forestry, cottage industry, vineyards and tourism.

State electorates: Franklin is co-extensive with the Tasmanian House of Assembly electorate of the same name.