About Michael Danby MHR
Michael Danby is the Federal Member for Melbourne Ports
Michael Danby was elected as Labor member for Melbourne Ports in 1998, and was re-elected in 2001, 2004, 2007 & 2010. Since his election his main areas of interest have been foreign affairs, defence and national security, immigration, electoral matters, human rights and the environment. He has also been active on the issue of the child care crisis in inner urban areas such as Melbourne Ports.
In the Parliament, Michael Danby served as one of two Opposition Whips (2001-2007). He has also served as Deputy Chair of the Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters. From 2007 – 2010 he was Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Migration. He was the Chairman of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade and was appointed Parliamentary Secretary for the Arts in March 2013. He is Chair of the Australia-United States Parliamentary Friendship Committee, Secretary of the Australia-Israel Friendship Group, and Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Tibet.
Michael Danby was born in 1955 and has lived all his life in Melbourne Ports. He was educated at Elwood State School, Mount Scopus College and Melbourne University, where he was active in student politics and joined the Australian Labor Party. Before entering politics he worked as a journalist and editor, and then for federal Labor ministers Barry Cohen and Alan Griffiths. He was also an industrial officer with the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees’ Association.
Michael Danby has two children and lives in Elwood. He is a keen supporter of St. Kilda in the AFL, Port Melbourne in the VFL and the Port Melbourne Colts in the Western Region League.
The Melbourne Ports Electorate
The federal electorate of Melbourne Ports encompasses the suburbs of Albert Park, Balaclava, Carnegie, Caulfield, Caulfield North, Caulfield South, Elsternwick, Elwood, Garden City, Melbourne, Middle Park, Port Melbourne, Prahran, Southbank, South Melbourne, South Yarra, St. Kilda and St. Kilda East.
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