Simon Corbell

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Simon Corbell at the Make It Count event prior to 2008 election

Simon Corbell (born 21 November 1970) is an Australian politician in the Australian Capital Territory, a member of the Australian Labor Party, representing the electorate of Molonglo in the Legislative Assembly. First elected in January 1997 in a countback following the resignation of former Chief Minister Rosemary Follett, he was a minister in the Stanhope government (2001–11), continuing in the Gallagher government (2011- ), and at present is the Attorney-General, Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development and Manager of Government Business. Prior to the 2004 election he was Minister for Health and for Planning and Land Management.

As Attorney-General, he has been involved in the establishment of the Human Rights Act 2004 and the Human Rights Commission, as well as attempts to legislate for same-sex unions. Legislation for civil unions in the ACT failed due to federal intervention. In 2013 he proposed the bill for the Marriage Equality (Same Sex) Act 2013, which the Legislative Assembly passed by a single vote but which was soon overturned in the High Court.

Prior to his election to the Assembly, Corbell worked for Fraser MHR John Langmore until Langmore's departure from parliament.

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