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photo Jon Donald STANHOPE MLA
Member for Ginninderra
ACT Legislative Assembly
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Party   Australian Labor Party
State   ACT
Order of Election   First
Current Leader of Government or Opposition   Chief Minister from 6 November 2001; Leader of the Opposition March 1998 - October 2001
Term Expires   October 2012
Parliamentary Service   First elected to the ACT Legislative Assembly as Member for Ginninderra in 1998. Re-elected, 20 October 2001, 16 October 2004 and 18 October 2008.
Ministerial and Shadow Ministerial Appointments   Minister for Territory and Municipal Services from November 2008. Treasurer; Minister for Business and Economic Development from May 2006; Minister for Arts and Heritage; Indigenous Affairs from November 2004. Chief Minister from 6 November 2001. Attorney-General; Minister for the Environment; Minister for Arts, Heritage and Indigenous Affairs from November 2004 - May 2006. Attorney-General; Minister for Community Affairs; Environment from 1 June 2004 - November 2004. Attorney General; Minister for Community Affairs; Health; and Women from 6 November 2001 - 1 June 2004. Shadow Attorney General; Shadow Minister for Health, Business and Economic Development, Social Justice and Status of Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, and Multiculturalism from 17 March 1998 - October 2001.
Committee Service   Deputy Chair, Select Committee on the Report of the Review of Governance from 16 March 1998 - 1999; Chair, Select Committee on Government Contracting and Procurement Processes from May 1999 -October 2001.
Party Positions   ALP member since 1982. Held a variety of positions on Sub-Branch Executive. Served on policy committees, and as a delegate to Annual Conference.
Other Positions   Former President, ACT Council for Civil Liberties. ACT Convenor of the National Coalition for Gun Control. Original co-convenor of Racial Respect in the ACT. Convenor, Kaleen Residents' Group. Member, Conservation Council of Canberra and the South-East Region. Former President, ACT Hospice and Palliative Care Society. Former Chair and member, Evatt Primary School Board. Former President, 13th Canberra Scout Group. Former Vice-President, North Canberra Athletics Club; Member, ACT Cross Country Club Committee; Delegate to ACT Athletics Association. Established annual Brindabella Classic (50-kilometre mountain race). Originating convenor, Canberra Women's and Girls' Fun Run; organiser Women's Jogalong. Former Secretary, Wolumla Bushfire Brigade, Former President, Norfolk Island Amateur Theatrical Society.
Former Occupations   Senior Adviser (Native Title) to Federal Labor Leader, Kim Beazley. Senior Adviser and Chief of Staff to Attorney General, Michael Lavarch. Deputy Administrator and Official Secretary of Norfolk Island. Secretary of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs. Legal officer for 15 years in various Commonwealth departments.
Qualifications   Bachelor of Laws, ANU.
Awards   Commendation for Brave Conduct, 2004.
Electoral Address   GPO Box 1020
Canberra ACT 2601
Telephone   02 6205 0104
Fax   02 6205 0433
Other Addresses   ACT Legislative Assembly: PO Box 1020 Canberra City ACT 2601.
Date of Birth   29/4/51
Place of Birth   Gundagai, NSW
Married/Children   Married; 4 children
Interests   Law, Conservation and the Environment, Reading, Human Rights and Discrimintation, Sport, Gardening, Music.

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