Simon Corbell

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Simon Corbell
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Corbell at the Make It Count event in 2008
Member of the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly
for Molonglo
Incumbent
Assumed office
9 January 1997 (1997-01-09)
Preceded by Rosemary Follett
Attorney-General
Incumbent
Assumed office
20 April 2006 (2006-04-20)
Preceded by Jon Stanhope
Minister for Police and Emergency Services
Incumbent
Assumed office
20 April 2006 (2006-04-20)
Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development
Incumbent
Assumed office
16 May 2011 (2011-05-16)
Minister for Workplace Safety and Industrial Relations
Incumbent
Assumed office
9 November 2012 (2012-11-09)
Personal details
Born (1970-11-21) 21 November 1970 (age 44)
Political party Labor
Alma mater University of Canberra
Profession Political advisor
[1]

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 has been a minister in the both the Stanhope and the Gallager governments since 2001, and at present is the Attorney-General, Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, Minister for Workplace Safety and Industrial Relations[2] and Manager of Government Business. Prior to the 2004 election he was Minister for Health and for Planning and Land Management.

Political career[edit]

As attorney-general, he has been involved in the establishment of the Human Rights Act 2004 (ACT) and the Human Rights Commission, and legislating for gay marriage in the ACT after legislation for "civil unions" was overturned by federal intervention. In 2013 he proposed the bill for the Marriage Equality (Same Sex) Act 2013 (ACT), which the Legislative Assembly passed by a single vote but which was soon overturned in the High Court.[3]

Before his election to the Assembly, Corbell worked for Fraser MHR John Langmore until Langmore's departure from parliament.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Simon Corbell". Member profile. Legislative Assembly for the ACT. 26 November 2013. Retrieved 9 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Australian Capital Territory Ministerial Directory
  3. ^ "Simon Corbell". ACT Labor. Retrieved 9 November 2014. 

External links[edit]

Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Rosemary Follett
Member of the Legislative Assembly
for Molonglo

1997 – present
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
Jon Stanhope
ACT Attorney General
2006 – present
Incumbent
Preceded by
John Hargreaves
ACT Minister for Police and Emergency Services
2006 – present
Incumbent
Preceded by
himself
as Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Water
ACT Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development
2011 – present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Katy Gallagher
as Minister for Industrial Relations
ACT Minister for Workplace Safety and Industrial Relations
2012 – present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Jon Stanhope
ACT Minister for Health
2002 – 2006
Succeeded by
Katy Gallagher
Preceded by
Brendan Smyth
as Minister for Urban Services
ACT Minister for Planning
2001 – 2007
Succeeded by
Andrew Barr
Preceded by
Jon Stanhope
as Minister for the Environment
ACT Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Water
2008 – 2011
Succeeded by
himself
as Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development
Preceded by
Bill Stefaniak
as Minister for Education
ACT Education, Youth and Family Services
2001 – 2002
Succeeded by
Katy Gallagher
Preceded by
Brendan Smyth
as Minister for Business, Tourism and the Arts
ACT Minister for Industrial Relations
2001 – 2002
Succeeded by
Katy Gallagher