Born 5 May 1948
Marriage: Divorced, 1 son, 1 daughter.
Education: Oak Park High School. BA 1968, Dip Ed 1969 (Melbourne), BEd 1979 (La Trobe). JP.
Career: Secondary School Teacher 1970-76. Electorate Officer to the Hon. Pauline Toner 1982-89. Interests: bushwalking, gardening and theatre.
Party: Australian Labor Party
Party Note: Various executive positions at local Montmorency Branch over many years. State Conference Delegate since 1986.
|House||Electorate||Start *||End *|
|MLA||Greensborough||15 April 1989||(b/e)||2 October 1992||Seat abolished|
|MLA||Bundoora||3 October 1992||24 November 2006|
Appointments: Shadow Minister for Community Services 1992-96. Shadow Minister for Women's Affairs 1993-96. Shadow Minister for Environment, Conservation and Land Management 1996-99. Shadow Minister for Water Resources 1997-99. Shadow Minister for Environment and Conservation March-October 1999. Minister for Women's Affairs 1999-2002. Minister for Environment and Conservation 1999-2002. Minister for Community Services December 2002-06. Committee Service: Natural Resources and Environment Cttee 1991-92. Community Development Cttee 1992-96. Environment and Natural Resources Cttee 1996-99.
*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.