Martin Dixon

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The Honourable
Martin Dixon
MP
Martin Dixon - Sarah Ewart.jpg
Victorian
Minister for Education
Incumbent
Assumed office
2 December 2010
Premier Ted Baillieu
Denis Napthine
Preceded by Bronwyn Pike
Member of the Victorian Parliament
for Nepean
Incumbent
Assumed office
1996
Preceded by Tony Hyams
Personal details
Political party Liberal Party of Australia
Alma mater Australian Catholic University and La Trobe University
Profession Education
Website www.martindixon.org

Martin Francis Dixon (born 29 September 1955) is an Australian politician. He is a Liberal Party of Australia member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly. He currently serves as Minister for Education and as a member of the Commonwealth Election Observers Panel.

Dixon was elected as the Member for the Electoral district of Dromana at the 1996 and 1999 Victorian state elections. At the 2002 Victorian state election, after the electoral boundaries were redistributed in 2001, Dixon was elected as the first Member of the newly created Electoral district of Nepean. He was reelected for this seat at the 2006 Victorian state election.

Dixon has been a member of a number of Joint Parliamentary Committees, as well as holding various portfolio positions in Shadow Cabinet including Education and Training, Education Services, Skills and Employment,Innovation, Victorian Communities and Veterans Affairs.

Education[edit]

Dixon was educated at Marcellin College, the Australian Catholic University and La Trobe University. He holds a Diploma of Teaching and a Bachelor of Education degree. Prior to entering Parliament, he worked as a teacher, a school principal and as Deputy Chairman of Primary Education at the Catholic Education Office in Melbourne.

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Victorian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Tony Hyams
Member for Dromana
1996–2002
Succeeded by
Seat abolished
Preceded by
Seat created
Member for Nepean
2002–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent