Born 28 July, 1954
Marriage: Married, 4 children.
Occupation: Community Services
Education: Mentone Grammar. BSocSc 1978 (La Trobe University). Grad Dip Urb Soc 1979, Grad Dip Bus Admin 1990 (Swinburne Institute of Technology).
Career: Various community development positions 1977-86. Manager, Community Services, Shire of Hastings 1986-89. Managing Director, Viney Consulting 1989-99. Memberships: Labor Party; Australian Institute of Company Directors; National Union of Workers. Interests: Frankston Veterans Hockey Club, Collingwood Football Club, reading, films, golf.
Party: Australian Labor Party
Party Note: Delegate 1997-99, 2003-04 State Conference. State Campaign Cttee 1996-99. Pollster for Victorian ALP 1994-99.
|House||Electorate||Start *||End *|
|MLA||Frankston East||18 September 1999||(b/e)||29 November 2002|
|MLC||Chelsea||30 November 2002||24 November 2006|
|MLC||Eastern Victoria||25 November 2006||29 November 2014|
Appointments: Parliamentary Secretary, Infrastructure October-December 1999. Parliamentary Secretary, Human Services December 1999-December 2002. Parliamentary Secretary, Innovation & Industry December 2002-December 2006. Deputy President of the Legislative Council since December 2010. Committee Service: LC Privileges Cttee 2003-06. Select Cttee on Public Land Development 2007. Deputy Chair, Select Cttee on Gaming Licensing 2007-May 2008. Environment and Natural Resources Cttee 2007-March 2010. LC Standing Orders Cttee 2007-November 2010. Deputy Chair, Standing Cttee on Finance and Public Administration April 2008-November 2010. Select Cttee on Train Services March 2009-September 2010. Legal and Social Issues Legislation Cttee and Legal and Social Issues References Cttee since February 2011. LC Procedure Cttee since June 2011.
*The Start date for Members elected after 1900 is the date they were elected. The start date for pre-1900 Members is the date they were sworn in.