Members Information - Nicholas Kotsiras (Bulleen)

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Hon Nicholas Kotsiras

Full Name

Hon Nicholas Kotsiras

Party

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.

Committees

  • 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

Internet

Email Addressnicholas.kotsiras@parliament.vic.gov.au

Representation

ElectorateBulleen
HouseLegislative Assembly

About

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

Academic

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

Occupation

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

Elected1999-09-18
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