Christine Campbell (politician)


Christine Campbell (politician)

Christine Mary Campbell (born 30 November 1953) is an Australian politician.

Born in Melbourne, Campbell graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and a Diploma of Education from La Trobe University . She later was Head of the National Women's Bureau in the Shop Distributive Association from 1974–80. She became an emergency teacher and adult migrant teacher in 1981, and joined the Australian Labor Party in 1983. In 1989 she became an electorate officer, and from 1992 to 1995 manager of the Caroline Chisholm Society.[1]

In 1996, Campbell was elected to the Victorian Legislative Assembly as the member for Pascoe Vale, succeeding Kelvin Thomson, who was elected to the federal seat of Wills. Campbell immediately became Shadow Minister for Family Services and Women's Affairs, and in 1999 moved to the Community Services portfolio. Later that year, when Labor won government under Steve Bracks, Campbell became the Minister, and in 2002 became Minister for Senior Victorians and Consumer Affairs.[1]

She enjoys bushwalking, cycling (being a member of Bicycle Victoria) and takes an interest in social justice. Christine Campbell voted to oppose the abortion law reform bill in 2008. (http://www.lifevote.org.au/against_the_bill.php?house=Legislative%20Assembly&area=Victoria)

References

  1. ^ a b Parliament of Victoria (2008). "Campbell, Christine Mary". re-member: a database of all Victorian MPs since 1851. Parliament of Victoria. http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/re-member/bioregfull.cfm?mid=72. Retrieved 21 May 2009. 
Victorian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Kelvin Thomson
Member for Pascoe Vale
1996–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent

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