|Member of the Australian Parliament
21 August 2010
|Preceded by||Annette Ellis|
24 November 1963 |
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
|Political party||Australian Labor Party|
|Alma mater||Australian National University
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
|Occupation||Member of Parliament|
|Website||Labor People - Gai Brodtmann|
Gai Marie Brodtmann (born 24 November 1963) an Australian politician, is a member of the Australian House of Representatives for the seat of Canberra representing the Australian Labor Party. She succeeded Labor MP Annette Ellis, who retired from politics at the 2010 federal election.
Early years and background
Brodtmann was born Melbourne and has two younger sisters: Meg, a winemaker, and Amy who has a Phd in Neurology. Brodtmann graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the Australian National University, a Bachelor of Public Relations from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and a Graduate Certificate in Business from Monash University.
Brodtmann worked as a public servant at the Attorney-General's Department and later at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. During her public service career she represented Australia in India, was part of the delegation that normalized relations with Iran, and worked on a range of international and national issues, from Indigenous youth development and climate change to defence capability, tax and foreign policy.
She subsequently ran her own small business offering Media communication services to organisations such as the Australian Defence Force and the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency. Brodtmann is married to ABC journalist Chris Uhlmann. She states that her ancestors were Chinese, German, Irish and Scottish.
|Parliament of Australia|
|Member for Canberra
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