Members Information - Nicholas Kotsiras (Bulleen)

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Hon Nicholas Kotsiras

Full Name

Hon Nicholas Kotsiras


PartyLiberal Party
Party PositionsSec., Bundoora Branch 1990. Delegate, State Council 1991, 1993-96. Pres. 1991-92,1994-96, Northcote Branch. Member, Policy Assembly Cttee on Immigration & Ethnic Affairs 1993-96. Membership Officer, Heidelberg Branch 1998-99. Member, State Strategy Cttee 1998-99. Parliamentary Representative on Policy Assembly 2001-06.
Ministerial AppointmentsMinister for Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship December 2010-17 March 2014. Minister for Energy and Resources 13 March 2013-17 March 2014.


  • Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (Chair)

Electorate Office

AddressShop 30D, Bulleen Plaza, 101 Manningham Road, Bulleen 3105
Phone(03) 9850 7983
Fax(03) 9852 0059




HouseLegislative Assembly


PersonalBorn 13 March 1959, Married, three children.
MembershipsLions Club, State Parliament of Victoria; Hon. Member Veneto Club.


EducationCollingwood HS; Thornbury HS. BSc (Education) 1981 (The University of Melbourne).


Previous OccupationTeacher, Coburg HS 1982-86, Merrilands HS 1989-1990. Deputy Principal 1986-88, Principal 1990-92, St Basile Grammar (Brunswick). Adviser, Multicultural Affairs, Premier of Victoria 1992-96. Adviser 1996-98, Chief of Staff 1998-99, Minister for Tertiary Education & Training.

Parliamentary History

Committees ServiceDep Chair, Education and Training Cttee 2003-November 2010. LA Standing Orders Cttee 2007-November 2010. House Cttee 2007-November 2010.
Parliamentary Party PositionsConvenor, LP/NP Multicultural Parliamentary Policy Cttee 1999-2000. Opposition Parliamentary Secretary for Multicultural Affairs 2001-02. Spokesperson for Technology and Innovation December 2002-May 2006. Spokesperson for Youth July 2004-May 2006. Spokesperson for Tourism February-May 2006. Opposition Whip (Assembly) February 2006-November 2010. Shadow Minister for Technology and Innovation, Shadow Minister for Youth, Shadow Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship May-December 2006. Shadow Minister for Youth and Sport December 2006-August 2007. Shadow Minister for Multicultural Affairs December 2006-February 2008. Shadow Minister for Youth Affairs and Shadow Minister for Sport and Recreation August 2007-February 2008. Shadow Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship and Shadow Minister for Innovation February 2008-December 2010. Shadow Cabinet Secretary February 2008-November 2009.
Parliamentary ServiceElected MLA for Bulleen September 1999. Re-elected November 2002, November 2006, November 2010. Acting Speaker March 2004-November 2010.

Last Updated: 2014-04-11