Laura Smyth

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Laura Smyth
Member of the Australian Parliament
for La Trobe
In office
21 August 2010 – 7 September 2013
Preceded by Jason Wood
Succeeded by Jason Wood
Personal details
Born (1976-11-12) 12 November 1976 (age 38)
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Alma mater Monash University
University of Melbourne
Occupation Lawyer
Website http://www.laurasmyth.net

Laura Mary Smyth (born 12 November 1976), an Australian politician, was a member of the Australian House of Representatives for the seat of La Trobe representing the Australian Labor Party.[1] She defeated Liberal MP Jason Wood at the 2010 federal election. She was defeated by Wood at the 2013 election.

Early years and background[edit]

Smyth was educated at Dandenong and Oakleigh before attending Monash University, where she completed a Bachelor of Science (Honours) and a Bachelor of Laws. She worked as a corporate lawyer for almost ten years, and studied at the University of Melbourne for a Masters in law (LLM).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "La Trobe". Virtual Tally Room (Australian Electoral Commission). 2010-08-24. Retrieved 2010-08-24. 
  2. ^ "Labor People - Laura Smyth". Australian Labor Party. 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-24. 
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Jason Wood
Member for La Trobe
2010–2013
Succeeded by
Jason Wood