Julie Collins

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The Honourable
Julie Collins
MP
Minister for Community Services
In office
14 December 2011 – 18 September 2013
Prime Minister Julia Gillard
Kevin Rudd
Preceded by Mark Butler
Succeeded by Kevin Andrews as Minister for Social Services
Minister for the Status of Women
In office
14 December 2011 – 18 September 2013
Prime Minister Julia Gillard,
Kevin Rudd
Preceded by Kate Ellis
Succeeded by Michaelia Cash
Minister for Housing and Homelessness
In office
1 July 2013 – 18 September 2013
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd
Preceded by Mark Butler
Succeeded by Kevin Andrews as Minister for Social Services
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Franklin
Incumbent
Assumed office
24 November 2007
Preceded by Harry Quick
Personal details
Born (1971-07-03) 3 July 1971 (age 43)
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Occupation Member of Parliament

Julie Maree Collins (born 3 July 1971 in Hobart, Tasmania), an Australian politician, is a member of the Australian House of Representatives representing the seat of Franklin since the 2007 federal election for the Australian Labor Party. Collins was also the Minister for Community Services, the Minister for Indigenous Employment and Economic Development, and the Minister for the Status of Women from 2011 to 2013; and the Minister for Housing and Homelessness from July to September 2013. After Labor's defeat at the 2013 federal election, she was appointed Shadow Minister for Regional Development, Local Government and Employment Services.[1]

Background and career[edit]

Collins was born in Hobart, Tasmania[2] She was State Secretary of the Tasmanian Labor Party between 2006 and 2007.[3]

Prior to her election a Member for Franklin in 2007, Collins previously unsuccessfully stood for the seat of Denison in the 2006 state election.[4]

She successfully held her seat in the 2010 federal election and was sworn in as Parliamentary Secretary for Community Services on 14 September 2010 in the First Gillard Ministry. In 2011, Collins became Minister for Community Services, Minister for Indigenous Employment and Economic Development, and Minister for the Status of Women in the Second Gillard Ministry.[2] In 2013, Collins gained additional responsibilities as the Minister for Housing and Homelessness and promoted to the Cabinet in the Second Rudd Ministry.[5] She remained in these positions until the defeat of the Rudd Government in September 2013.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Current Shadow Ministry List at the Australian Parliament website
  2. ^ a b "The Hon Julie Collins MP". Parliament of Australia. Commonwealth of Australia. 2012. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Profile of Jule Collins at ALP
  4. ^ Green, Antony. "Franklin". ABC Election Guide. Australia: ABC News. 
  5. ^ "Second Rudd Ministry" (PDF). Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. Commonwealth of Australia. 3 July 2013. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 

External links[edit]

Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Harry Quick
Member for Franklin
2007–present
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
New position
Minister for Community Services
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Position abolished
Preceded by
Mark Arbib
Minister for Indigenous Employment and Economic Development
2011–2013
Incumbent
Preceded by
Kate Ellis
Minister for the Status of Women
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Michaelia Cash
Preceded by
Mark Butler
Minister for Housing and Homelessness
2013
Succeeded by
Position abolished