Lily D'Ambrosio

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The Honourable
Lily D'Ambrosio
MP
Member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly
for Mill Park
Incumbent
Assumed office
30 November 2002
Preceded by Alex Andrianopoulos
Personal details
Born (1964-07-30) 30 July 1964 (age 50)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Political party Australian Labor Party
Spouse(s) Andrew Scott
Children 2
Alma mater University of Melbourne

Liliana "Lily" D'Ambrosio (born 30 July 1964 in Melbourne, Australia) is an Australian politician. She has been an Australian Labor Party member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly since 2002, representing the electorate of Mill Park.[1] She has been Minister for Industry and Minister for Energy and Resources in the Andrews Ministry since December 2014.

She was educated at Mercy College, Coburg and St Aloysius College, North Melbourne. She received an Arts degree from the University of Melbourne in 1986 and later a Diploma in Public Policy.

Political career[edit]

D'Ambrosio joined the Labor Party at university, and subsequently became an organiser with the Australian Services Union in 1986. She was promoted to state organiser in 1994, and served in the position until 1999, when she became an electorate officer to Alex Andrianopoulos, the then-Speaker of the Victorian Legislative Assembly. He retired in 2002, and she replaced him as the party's candidate in his safe seat of Mill Park.

In 2010, D'Ambrosio joined John Brumby's cabinet when she was appointed Minister for Community Development after a cabinet reshuffle following the resignation of Lynne Kosky.[2]

Personal life[edit]

D'Ambrosio is a member of Labor women's network Emily's List and the Union of Australian Women. Her hobbies include odd jobs and crime fiction. She is married to prominent Deakin University academic and author, Andrew Scott, with two children.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lily D'Ambrosio (Mill Park)". Members Information. Parliament of Victoria. Retrieved 20 December 2011. 
  2. ^ Rout, Milanda: Martin Pakula takes over public transport after Lynne Kosky resignation, The Australian, 20 January 2010.
Victorian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Alex Andrianopoulos
Member for Mill Park
2002–present
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
Peter Batchelor
Minister for Community Development
(Victoria)

2010
Succeeded by
Mary Wooldridge
(Community Services)