Leighton, Michael Andrew

Born 20 October 1954 (Melbourne, Victoria)
Died 8 November 2014. (Melbourne, Victoria)
Marriage: Married, 2 children.
Occupation: Psychiatric Nurse, Union Official
Education: Monash University 1972-76. Registered Psychiatric Nursing Certificate 1980 (Royal Park Psychiatric Hospital).

Career: Psychiatric Nurse 1976-81. Trade union official HEF No.2 Branch 1981-88 (Organiser 1981-82; Assistant State Secretary 1982-88). Member, Health and Community Services Union. Councillor, Ivanhoe Ward, City of Heidelberg 1980-82.

Party: Australian Labor Party
Party Note: Member ALP since 1976. Sec., Preston Branch 1987-90; President, 1991; Treasurer 1992. Member, ALP State Health and Welfare Policy Committee 1982-88, (Sec. 1987-88). Member, ALP National Social Security and Community Services Policy Committee 1986-88.

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MLAPreston1 October 198824 November 2006

Inaugural speech

Appointments: Shadow Minister for Small Business, Shadow Minister for Youth Affairs and Shadow Minister Assisting the Shadow Minister for Industrial Relations 1992-93. Shadow Minister for Housing and Construction 1993-96. Committee Service: Social Development Committee 1988-92; Economic Development Committee 1992-99 (Deputy Chair 1992-96). House Committee 1999-2001. House Cttee 2003-06. Scrutiny of Acts and Regulations Cttee 2003-06.


References: Victorian Parliamentary Handbook.
Initial data source: Victorian Parliamentary Handbook, 54th Parliament
Last update: December 2006 (last date the record was checked and updated)

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