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photo Mr Stephen (Steve) William GIBBONS MP
Member for Bendigo
Federal House of Representatives
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Party   Australian Labor Party
State   VIC
Parliamentary Service   Elected to the House of Representatives for Bendigo, Victoria, 3 October 1998. Re-elected 10 November 2001, 9 October 2004 and 24 November 2007.
Committee Service   Member, House of Representatives Standing Committee on: Communications, Transport and the Arts from 8 December 1998 - 8 October 2001.
Party Positions   Joined the ALP in September 1977; Campaign Director for 1980 Bendigo Federal Campaign; Elected State Conference Delegate for 3 terms; Bendigo FEA Chairperson 1981-1982; Bendigo Campaign Director 1982-1992; Campaign Administrator for John Brumby's (former member for Bendigo) Federal Campaigns from 1983 to1990; Campaign Director for several successful Local Government Elections in the Bendigo region; Appointed to Joan Kirner's (former Premier of Victoria) staff in 1993 as a regional organiser with particular responsibility for Bendigo, Ballarat and other local electorates.
Other Positions   Delegate to the Bendigo Trades Hall Council for 15 years including 4 years as President; Former President and Secretary Bendigo Branch of the Musicians Union; Sandhurst Sub Branch Secretary for Health and Community Services Union (then Hospital Employees Federation Victorian No 2 Branch) for 8 years; Appointed as Bendigo Regioinal Organiser for the Liquor Hospitality and Miscellaneous Workers Union (Liquor Division) in 1985. Served two years on the Liquor Divisions Committee of Management and served a short period on the combined Liquor/Miscellaneous Joint Interim Committee of Management before resigning to accept an appointment to Joan Kirner's ( then Premier of Victoria) staff in 1993. Ten years as a member of the Bendigo Hospital's Board of Directors; Served on the Board's executive for three years including terms as Treasurer, Vice President and President; Life Governor, Bendigo Hospital; Member, Australian Liquor Hospitality and Miscellaneous Workers Union.
Former Occupations   Union official 1990-94; Small business proprietor 1994-98; Researcher and Adviser to the Victorian State Leader of the Opposition, J. Brumby 1996-98
Electoral Address   Cnr Williamson and Myers Street
Bendigo VIC 3550
Telephone   (03) 5443 9055
Fax   (03) 5443 9736
Other Addresses   PO Box 338, Bendigo VIC 3550. Parliament Address: PO Box 6022 or House of Representatives, Parliament House Canberra ACT 2600. Ph: (02) 6277 2230. Fax: (02) 6277 8564.
Date of Birth   11/9/49
Place of Birth   Melbourne, Vic
Married/Children   Married
Interests   Restoring British cars and motorcycles, music, fishing

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