Members Information - Bruce Atkinson (Eastern Metropolitan)

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Hon Mr Bruce Atkinson

Full Name

Hon Mr Bruce Norman Atkinson


PartyLiberal Party
Current Portfolios
  • President of the Legislative Council
Ministerial AppointmentsParliamentary Secretary, Planning and Local Government 1996-98.


  • LC Procedure

Electorate Office

Address153-155 Springvale Road, Nunawading 3131
Phone(03) 9877 7188
Fax(03) 9877 7199
Postal AddressPO Box 280, Nunawading 3131




ElectorateEastern Metropolitan
HouseLegislative Council


PersonalBorn 15 May 1953, Married, three children.
MembershipsTrustee, Reach Out for Kids Association; Rotary; Fellowship of Australian Writers; Vermont Football Club; Melbourne Cricket Club; Knox Club; Mitcham RSL Club; Deakin Literature Society; Victorian Writers Centre; Victorian Racing Club; Melbourne Football Club; National Trust; Commonwealth Parliamentary Association.


EducationMitcham HS. Journalism Cadetship Leader Newspapers.


Previous OccupationJournalist. Youthworker. Shopping Centre Manager. Self-employed Business Consultant/Writer, The Atkinson Group, Writer for Foodweek and Inside Retailing since 1981.
Local Government ServiceCouncillor 1975-1992, Mayor 1981-82 and 1990-91, City of Nunawading.

Parliamentary History

Committees ServiceFamily and Community Development Cttee 1992-96. Family and Community Development Cttee 2002. Dep Chair, Economic Development Cttee 2003-06. Economic Development and Infrastructure Cttee 2007-November 2010. Chair, LC Legislation Cttee 2007-November 2010. House Cttee 2003-November 2010. Chair, Select Cttee on Train Services March 2009-November 2010.
Parliamentary Party PositionsSpokesperson for Small Business December 2002-December 2005. Spokesperson for Sport and Recreation January 2004-December 2005. Shadow Minister for Small and Medium Enterprises, Shadow Minister for WorkCover and Shadow Minister for Sport and Recreation December 2005-December 2006. Shadow Parliamentary Secretary, Business Development November 2009-December 2010.
Parliamentary ServiceElected MLC for Koonung Province October 1992, September 1999. Elected MLC for Eastern Metropolitan November 2006. Deputy President of the Legislative Council December 2006-December 2010. Re-elected November 2010. President of the Legislative Council since December 2010.

Last Updated: 2011-07-01