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Mr Bernie Finn

Opposition Whip in Legislative Council

Electorate Office

Street Address
Suite 101, 19 Lacy Street, Braybrook, VIC 3019
(03) 9317 5900



Mr Bernard Thomas Christopher Finn
Married, six children.
Birth Country


Trinity College, Colac (to year 10). Salesian College, 'Rupertswood', Sunbury.


Radio producer, Media adviser

Radio producer, announcer, operator, Herald and Weekly Times (3DB) 1978-80. Promotions announcer, producer and performer in live stage shows 1980-81. Advertising sales executive, Diplomatic House Publishing Group 1982-83. Radio producer, announcer, operator, 3AW 1983-92. Owner/operator Finn Communications 1999-2004. Media adviser, Chris Pearce MP 2004-05. Adviser, Parliamentary Secretary to Commonwealth Treasurer 2005-06. Memberships: Australian National Flag Association; Zone Leader, Neighbourhood Watch 1988-91; Area Secretary, Neighbourhood Watch 1989-90; Marketing Taskforce, Richmond Football Club 1990-91; Active member, Richmond Football Club. Media adviser, Napier Street Kids Project, 1990; Victorian Government representative on the Melbourne International Airport Development Cttee, 1992-99; Australians for a Constitutional Monarchy; Sunspec; Multiple Birth Association of Victoria; Western Bulldogs Football Club since 2007; President, March for Babies since 2009; Life Member, Hobson's Bay Maltese Association. Interests: AFL, US politics, Australian comedy.

Parliament History

Parliamentary Service
Elected MLA for Tullamarine October 1992
Elected MLC for Western Metropolitan November 2006
Re-elected November 2010, November 2014
Shadow Assistant Minister for Autism Spectrum Disorder September 2017 - December 2018
Shadow Assistant Minister for Electoral Integrity September 2017 - December 2018
Shadow Assistant Minister for Melbourne's West September 2017 - December 2018
Parliamentary Party Positions
Opposition Whip in Legislative Council since December 2018
Party Positions
Campaign Director, Brunswick 1982. Vice-Pres., Ascot Vale Branch 1982-83. Endorsed Candidate for Burke 1983. Pres., Glenmeadows Branch 1983-92. State Council Delegate since 1983. Campaign Director, Maribyrnong 1984. Campaign Cttee Essendon 1985, Keilor 1988. Member, Pres.'s Standing Cttee 1987. Member, Media Cttee, Policy Assembly 1987-90. Policy Assembly 1987-92. Campaign Director, Calwell 1990. Calwell Electorate Chairman 1989-92. Vice-Chairman, Tullamarine Electorate Cttee 1991. Chairman and Convenor, Melbourne North Province Cttee. Policy Assembly 2001-06. Endorsed Candidate, Macedon 2002. Administrative Cttee 2003-05. Chairman, Media and Communications Cttee 2003-05. Branch Development Cttee 2003-06.
Inaugural Speech

Last updated: 8th January 2019