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Mark Alexander Birrell

Mark Alexander Birrell

Born
Melbourne, Victoria
Parents
James Anderson, anaesthetist, and Muriel Hampton
Marriage
2 February 1985, Jennifer, 2 d.
Occupation
Solicitor
Religion
Anglican
Education
Trinity Grammar
 
Monash University, BEc 1978, LLB. 1981
 
Articled clerk 1982
Career
Research officer to Senator Alan Missen 1978-1979; Admitted to practice as a Barrister and Solicitor 1983; Solicitor 1983; V-Chairman International Young Democrat Union 1981-85. Director Australian Institute of Political Science 1982-88. Director Playbox Theatre 1991-92. Trustee MCG 1992-96, Melbourne and Olympic Parks Trust 1995-99. National Centenary of Federation Council 1996-2002. Fellow, Australian Institute of Management 1999. Special Counsel Minter Ellison since 2002; Company Director since 2003. Chairman Infrastructure Partnerships Australia since 2005.;
Party
Liberal Party
Party Note
Joined Liberal Party 1974 and State Council delegate since 1977. State president Liberal Students Union 1977-1978, member state executive 1979-1983, federal executive 1981-1983; Young Liberals state president 1979-80, federal president 1982-83.
House
Electorate
Start
End
MLC
East Yarra
7th May 1983
(b/e)
29th Nov 2002
 

*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.

Inaugural Speech
2 June 1983, Liberal, Council, East Yarra
Appointments
Minister for Conservation and Environment and Minister for Major Projects 1992-96. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology 1996-99. Minister for Information Technology and Multimedia 7-20 October 1999. Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council 1992-99. Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council 1988-92 and 1999-2002. Parliamentary Secretary to Shadow Cabinet 1984. Shadow Minister for Health 1985-89. Shadow Minister for Conservation and Environment and Shadow Minister for Major Projects 1989-92. Shadow Minister for Industry, Science and Technology (including Employment and Industrial Relations) October 1999-November 2002. Prisons Service Committee 1983-1984. Legislative Council Electoral Donations and Expenditure Committee 1984. Estimates Committee 1986. Nunawading Re-election Committee 1987-88. Legislative Council Workcare Committee 1987-1988. Legislative Council Printing Committee 1987-91. Scrutiny of Acts and Regulations Committee 1999-2002.
Publications
The Australian States (Editor), Longman Cheshire, 1987
References
Victorian Parliamentary Handbook; Personal information.
Initial Data Source
Browne, G, 'Biographical Register of the Victorian Parliament 1900-84', 1985
Last Update
Array (last date the record was checked and updated)