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photo Hon. Louise ASHER MP
Member for Brighton
VIC 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 November 2007
Party   Liberal Party
State   VIC
Parliamentary Service   Elected MLC for Monash Province in October 1992; Elected MLA for Brighton September 1999, re-elected November 2002 and Novermber 2006.
Ministerial and Shadow Ministerial Appointments   Minister for Small Business and Minister for Tourism 1996-1999. Shadow Treasurer from October 1999 - September 2001; Shadow minister for Finance from 2000 - 2001; Shadow Minister for Industry and Employment; Major Projects and Tourism from 2001 - 2002; Shadow Minister for Manufacturing and Exports from December 2002 - January 2004; Shadow Minister for Industry and Employment and Shadow Minister for Major Projects from Janaury 2004 to December 2006; Shadow Minister for Water, Shadow Minister for Environment and Climate Change since December 2006 - August 2007; Shadow Minister for Water, Shadow Minister for Skills and Workforce Participation, Shadow Minister for Small Business and Shadow Minister for Tourism and Major Events from August 2007.
Parliamentary Party Positions   Deputy Leader of the Opposition from October 1999 - 25 August 2002; Deputy Leader of the Opposition from March 2006.
Committee Service   Scrutiny of Acts and Regulations Committee 1992-96
Party Positions   Member, Liberal Party since 1976; President Victorian Young Liberal Movement 1982; Member, Victorian Administrative Committee 1982; Policy Assembly 1981-82; State Executive 1980-81; Delegate, State Council 1977-83; 1987; Member, various Policy and Electorate Committees.
Other Positions   Member of Liberal Friends of Israel; Essendon Football Club; Director, Playbox Theatre 1993-96; Director, St. Martins - The Victorian Centre for Youth Arts 1993-96; Council Member, Victorian College of the Arts 1994-96
Former Occupations   Secondary Teacher, Education Dept. of Victoria 1981-86; Research Officer, Victorian Credit Co-operative Association 1987-88; Senior Policy Adviser to the Hon. P.E.J. Collins, MP (NSW Minister for Health, Deputy Leader of the Parliamentary Liberal Party and Attorney General) 1988-91; Self-employed consultant 1991-92
Publications   The Liberal Party and Women in Liberals Face the Future: Essays on Australian Liberalism. G. Brandis, T. Harley and D. Markwell (editors), Oxford University Press, Melbourne 1984. Martha Glendinning: A Woman's Life on the Goldfields in Double Time: Women in Victoria - 150 Years. M. Lake and F. Kelly (editors), Penguin, Ringwood, Victoria 1985.
Qualifications   BA (Hons) (Melbourne) 1974-77, MA (Melbourne) 1978-79; Dip Ed (Monash) 1980, BEc (Monash) 1983-86 (completed part-time)
Electoral Address   150 Church St
Brighton VIC 3186
Telephone   +61 (0) 3 9592 9799
Fax   +61 (0) 3 95925617
Date of Birth   26/6/56
Place of Birth   Melbourne
Married/Children   Married

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