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photo Hon. Bruce Norman ATKINSON JP
VIC Legislative Council
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Party   Liberal Party
State   N/A
Term Expires   2010
Parliamentary Service   Elected MLC for Koonung Province October 1992; re-elected September 1999. Elected MLC for Eastern Metropolitan November 2006.
Ministerial and Shadow Ministerial Appointments   Shadow Minister for Small and Medium Business, Shadow Minister for WorkCover, and Shadow Minister for Sport and Recreation since 22 December 2005 to December 2006.
Parliamentary Party Positions   Parliamentary Secretary for Planning and Local Government from 1996-1998. Spokesperson for Small Business from December 2002 - December 2005; Spokesperson for Sport and Recreation from January 2004 - December 2005. Deputy President of the Legislative Council since December 2006.
Committee Service   Community Development Committee 1992-96
Party Positions   Member, Young Liberal Movement 1969-81; State Executive, Federal Council Delegate, State Strategy Committee, State Council Delegate, Federal Strategy Committee. State President, 1979; Treasurer, Deakin Electorate Committee 1981; Endorsed candidate for Waverley Province 1982; Wantirna Electorate Chairperson 1983; Member, Deakin Area Finance Committee; Member Executive, Eastmet Area Conference 1983
Local Government Service   Councillor, City of Nunawading 1975-91 (Mayor 1981-82 and 1990-91).
Other Positions   Trustee, Reach out for Kids Association. Commissioner, DVA 1976-81 and 1982-83; Commissioner, Eastern Area MMBW 1988-89; Member, Policy Committee Municipal Association 1989-90; Member: Rotary; National Trust; Fellowship of Australian Writers; Vermont Football Club; Melbourne Cricket Club; Knox Club; Mitcham RSL Club.
Former Occupations   Journalist, Leader Newspapers 1970-73; Public Relations Officer, GJ Coles 1974-75; Youthwork Research, Glen Waverley 1975-76; Shopping Centre Manager, Northland 1977-79 and Centrepoint Mall 1979-81; Self-employed Business Consultant/Writer The Atkinson Group, Writer for Foodweek and Inside Retailing since 1981.
Qualifications   Journalism Cadetship Leader Newspapers; JP 1982-83.
Electoral Address   153-155 Springvale Road
Ninawading VIC 3131
Telephone   +61 (0) 3 9877 7188
Fax   +61 (0) 3 9877 7199
Other Addresses   Postal Address: PO Box 280, Nunawading 3131
Date of Birth   15/5/53
Place of Birth   Melbourne, Victoria
Married/Children   Married; 3 children

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