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MITCHELL, RobBiography for MITCHELL, Rob

Member for McEwen (Vic)

Australian Labor Party

Parliamentary Service

State: elected to the Victorian Legislative Council for Central Highlands from 30.11.2002. Resigned 2006.

Federal: elected to the House of Representatives for McEwen, Victoria, 2010, 2013 and 2016.

Parliamentary Positions

Member, Speaker's Panel from 27.2.12 to 12.11.13.

Second Deputy Speaker from 12.11.13 to 9.5.16; and from 30.8.16.

Committee Service

State: Rural and Regional Services and Development 2003-06; Legislative Council Privileges Committee 2004-06.

Federal: House of Representatives Standing: Agriculture, Resources, Fisheries and Forestry from 25.10.10 to 5.8.13; Regional Australia from 25.10.10 to 5.8.13; Publications from 25.10.10 to 5.8.13; Selection from 14.5.13 to 5.8.13; Appropriations and Administration from 17.10.16.

Joint Standing: National Broadband Network from 14.3.12 to 5.8.13.

Parliamentary Party Positions

Government Whip from 13.5.13 to 5.8.13.

Party Positions

Various ALP branch executive positions, 1996-2004.

Delegate, ALP State Conference (Vic.) 1998-2008 and from 2011.

Member, ALP Transport Policy Committee 2000-2002.

Member, Country Labor 2002-2006.

Delegate, ALP National Conference 2007.

Member, McEwen FEA Executive from 2007.


Born 9.9.1967, Melbourne, Vic.

Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

Diploma of Automotive Business Management.

Member, Institute of Automotive Mechanical Engineers.

Apprentice bootmaker and finisher 1983-87.

Tow truck operator and roadside mechanic 1987-89.

Sales and marketing representative 1989-2000.

Sales manager, truck and bus parts 1998-2000.

State Manager, diesel engine parts 2000-02.

Member, Victorian Legislative Council (see Parliamentary service above) 2002-06.

Senior Adviser to the Victorian Government 2006-10.


Description: rural.

Location: central Victoria; it includes the centres of Broadford, Craigieburn, Doreen, Gisborne, Kilmore, Lancefield, Mernda, New Gisborne, Riddells Creek, Romsey, St Andrews, Seymour, Sunbury, Wallan and Whittlesea.

Area: 4 592 sq km.

Electors enrolled: 130 612 (at 2.7.16).

Industries: cattle grazing, wool growing, market gardening, wines, dairying, various small businesses and tourism.

State electorates: McEwen includes parts of the Victorian Legislative Assembly electorates of Eildon, Euroa, Macedon, Mill Park, Sunbury, Thomastown, Yan Yean and Yuroke.