Frank McGuire (politician)

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Frank McGuire
MP
Member of the Victorian Parliament
for Broadmeadows
Incumbent
Assumed office
19 February 2011
Preceded by John Brumby
Personal details
Born (1957-06-16) 16 June 1957 (age 56)
Hamilton, Glasgow, Scotland
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Occupation Journalist

Frank McGuire (born 16 June 1957) is an Australian politician representing the Victorian Legislative Assembly seat of Broadmeadows for the Australian Labor Party since the 2011 Broadmeadows by-election.[1][2] McGuire was a journalist, political adviser and business consultant prior to entering politics.

Journalism[edit]

Prior to becoming a politician, McGuire was a respected journalist and the winner of two Walkley Awards for excellence in journalism. The first was in 1993, when he won the investigative report award for a segment called 'Deadly Force' that screened on ABC TV's Four Corners program in May 1992.[3] In 2007, he won with fellow journalist Adam Shand, for a report on Nine Network's Sunday program, called "Force within a force" which was about alleged police corruption.[4]

McGuire's experience includes being a news reporter at the Melbourne Herald (1976–1984); reporter/producer/deputy chief-of-staff on Ten News (1986–1990). He was also a current affairs investigative and political reporter on The 7.30 Report (1990–91) and on Four Corners (1992–93).[5]

Local government taskforce[edit]

In 1999, McGuire was the founding Chairman of the City of Hume's Hume Safe City Taskforce, and served until 2004. He accepted the position pro bono on the condition he was given sufficient independence to establish the Global Learning Village – a model that coordinated Local, State and Federal governments, business, community groups and academic institutions, to deliver better results for communities.[6][7]

Political career[edit]

Following his election on 18 February 2011, McGuire has progressed and since February 2012, he has been the Parliamentary Secretary, Opposition Scrutiny of Government. He is also a member of the Family and Community Development (Deputy Chair) and Economic Development, Infrastructure and Outer Suburban/Interface Services committees.[5]

Honours and awards[edit]

  • Walkley Award, 1993 and 2007[5]
  • Human Rights Television News and Current Affair Award, 1995[5]
  • Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow, 2003[5]
  • Hume City Council Award, 2010[5]

Personal life[edit]

McGuire lives in the Melbourne suburb of Brighton, but was brought up in Broadmeadows.[6] Unlike his brother, media personality and Collingwood Football Club president, Eddie McGuire, Frank McGuire is a keen follower of AFL football team, Essendon.[6] McGuire has three children.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Broadmeadows 2011 by-election: VEC,, Victorian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 16 September 2013.
  2. ^ Eddie McGuire's brother tipped for safe Victorian seat, ABC AM, 19 February 2011. Retrieved 16 September 2013.
  3. ^ 1993 Walkley Award winners, State Library: NSW. Retrieved 16 September 2013.
  4. ^ Frank McGuire and Adam Shand, The Walkley Foundation. Retrieved 16 September 2013.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g "Parliament of Victoria", 2 September 2013. Retrieved 15 September 2013.
  6. ^ a b c "Lunch with Frank McGuire", 14 September 2013. Retrieved 15 September 2013.
  7. ^ "Global Learning Village Project History", Global Learning Village. Retrieved 17 September 2013.

External links[edit]

Victorian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
John Brumby
Member for Broadmeadows
2011–present
Incumbent