Anthony Carbines

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Anthony Carbines
Member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly
for Ivanhoe
Assumed office
27 November 2010
Preceded by Craig Langdon
Personal details
Born (1973-06-15) 15 June 1973 (age 44)
Preston, Victoria, Australia
Political party Australian Labor Party
Spouse(s) Anita Brown
Relations Elaine Carbines (stepmother)
Children One daughter
Residence Rosanna, Victoria
Alma mater RMIT University
Occupation Journalist

Anthony Richard Carbines (born 15 June 1973) is an Australian politician, who represents the electoral district of Ivanhoe in the Victorian Legislative Assembly for the Australian Labor Party.[1]

He studied journalism at RMIT University, then spent five years as a journalist at the Geelong Advertiser newspaper.

Prior to his election, Carbines was chief-of-staff to Labor MP and Minister for Education Bronwyn Pike, whilst also serving as a councillor on the City of Banyule council.[2] In 2009, he initially lost pre-selection for the seat of Ivanhoe, however this decision was subsequently overturned when the then-premier, John Brumby, personally intervened to pre-select Carbines instead of the sitting MP, Craig Langdon.[3] Langdon subsequently resigned from the parliament with the election a few weeks away. Due to the cost and difficulty involved in holding a by-election, none was called and the seat remained vacant until Carbines was elected.

His stepmother is Elaine Carbines, who was a member of the Victorian Legislative Council.


  1. ^ "Anthony Carbines (Ivanhoe)". Members Information. Parliament of Victoria. Retrieved 20 December 2011. 
  2. ^ Green, Antony: Victoria Votes 2010: Ivanhoe, Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
  3. ^ Austin, Paul: Labor dumps senior MP, The Age, 24 July 2009.

External links[edit]

Victorian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Craig Langdon
Member for Ivanhoe