Daniel Mulino

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Daniel Mulino

Member of the Australian Parliament
for Fraser
Assumed office
18 May 2019
Preceded bynew seat
Member of the Victorian Legislative Council for Eastern Victoria Region
In office
29 November 2014 – 24 November 2018
Personal details
Born (1969-11-06) 6 November 1969 (age 49)
Brindisi, Italy
Political partyLabor Party
Alma materAustralian National University (BA/LLB)
University of Sydney (MEcon)
Yale University (PhD Econ)

Daniel Mulino (born 6 November 1969) is an Australian politician. He was a Labor member of the Victorian Legislative Council, representing the Eastern Victoria Region from 2014 to 2018.[1][2] In the 2019 federal election he was elected as the inaugural Member for the Division of Fraser.[3]

Early life[edit]

Daniel Mulino achieved a PhD in economics from Yale University and a Bachelor of Arts/Law (Hons) from the ANU. His research focused on the macroeconomic impacts of an ageing society.

Before politics[edit]

Much of Mulino's career has been spent working in the area of economic policy. For several years he worked at the Commonwealth Department of Finance and the Attorney-General's Department. Mulino has also worked widely in the public service, having previously worked as an adviser to Senator Jacinta Collins and as Senior Economics Adviser to Victorian Premier Steve Bracks and Commercial Adviser to Victorian Treasurer John Lenders. He has assisted in the Expenditure Review Committee process on two State Budgets.[4]

Mulino worked as a consultant to the Private Sector Advisory Services Group of the World Bank, in addition to undertaking research into the relationship between international capital flows, migration and the impacts of an ageing society at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve of the United States.[5]

Mulino also served as the Financial Services and Economic Adviser to the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Minister for Financial Services and Superannuation, Bill Shorten, where he led the establishment of, and the Minister's interaction with, the Natural Disaster Insurance Review, as well as government's adoption of the Investment Manager Regime, the key recommendation arising from the Johnson Review into Australia as an international financial centre.[6]

Immediately prior to the 2014 Victorian Election, Mulino was Director of Policy at Pottinger, working on projects to advise the government.[7]

State politics[edit]

Mulino was a councillor, deputy mayor and acting mayor at the City of Casey.[4]

He served as Parliamentary Secretary for Treasury and Finance in the first Andrews Ministry between 2014 and 2018.

Mulino retired from the Legislative Council in October 2018, in order to run as a candidate at the 2019 Australian federal election for the newly-created Division of Fraser.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Mulino won Best Speaker at the World University Debating Championships in 1993 in Oxford.[8]

Daniel is married with a five-year-old daughter.[8]


  1. ^ Green, Antony. "Eastern Victoria Region". Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
  2. ^ "Mr Daniel Mulino". Parliament of Victoria.
  3. ^ a b Towell, Noel (23 July 2018). "Unsinkable Jane: Labor deal gives Garrett a safe Spring St spot". The Age. Retrieved 10 November 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Gippsland Labor". Facebook.
  5. ^ "Improving Australia's Financial Infrastructure". Funding Australia's Future. Archived from the original on 19 February 2016. Retrieved 8 June 2015.
  6. ^ "Dr Daniel Mulino". Australian Centre for Financial Studies. Archived from the original on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 16 May 2015.
  7. ^ "Daniel Mulino". LinkedIn.[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ a b "Daniel Mulino". Victorian Major Projects Conference 2015.

External links[edit]

Parliament of Australia
Division created Member for Fraser