Parliament @ Work
Political Parties
CCE Website
photo The Hon. John Joseph AQUILINA MP
Member for Riverstone
NSW Legislative Assembly
The information on this page was provided by the parliamentarian or obtained through parliamentary handbooks or web sites. It was correct as at June 2007
Party   Australian Labor Party
State   NSW
Parliamentary Service   Member for Blacktown since 19 September 1981; re-elected 24 March 1984, 19 March 1988; Member for Riverstone since 25 May 1991; re-elected 25 March 1995, 27 March 1999, 22 March 2003 and 24 March 2007.
Ministerial and Shadow Ministerial Appointments   Minister for Natural Resources 1986; Minister for Youth and Community Services and Assistant Minister for Ethnic Affairs 1986-88; Shadow Minister for Education and Youth Affairs; Assistant Shadow Minister for Ethnic Affairs; Shadow Leader of the House 1988-89; Minister for Education and Training and Minister Assisting the Premier on Youth Affairs from March 1995 - March 1999; Minister for Education and Training from 8 April 1999 - 21 November 2001. Minister for Land and Water Conservation; Minister for Fair Trading from 21 November 2001 - 2 April 2003.
Parliamentary Party Positions   Parliamentary Secretary Assisting the Premier (Leader of the House) from 8 May 2007.
Parliamentary Positions   Speaker of the NSW Legislative Assembly from 29 April 2003 - 7 May 2007. Leader of the House from 4 May 2007.
Committee Service   Member of Standing Orders and Procedure Committee 1984-86, 1988-94. Member of Public Accounts Committee 1983-86 (Chairperson 1985-86).
Party Positions   Joined ALP in 1970 (Blacktown Branch). Former Secretary of Chifley F.E.C., Sturt S.E.C. and Blacktown Branch. Delegate to State Conference for many years.
Local Government Service   Alderman Blacktown Municipal Council 1977-79; City Council 1979-83 (Mayor 1977-81).
Other Positions   Former Member, Ethnic Affairs Commission 1979-81. Member Blacktown City Lions Club since 1983; Former Member, Ethnic Affairs Commission 1979-81. Member, Blacktown City Lions Club since 1983.
Military Service   Sydney University Regiment 1968-70.
Former Occupations   High school History/English teacher for 10 years prior to entering Parliament.
Qualifications   B.A., Dip.Ed.(Syd.) 1971.
Electoral Address   Shop 20 Stanhope Village, 2 Sentry Drive
Telephone   +61 (0) 2 8883 3499
Fax   +61 (0) 2 8883 3355
Other Addresses   PO Box 65, STANHOPE GARDENS NSW 2768
Place of Birth   Malta
Married/Children   Married; 3 children

Return to Search Results

New Search

Australian Government - Department of Education, Employment and Workplace RelationsEducation Services Australia
Copyright | Privacy | Disclaimer | Contact | Acknowledgements