Don Nardella

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Don Nardella
Member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly
for Melton
Assumed office
18 September 1999
Preceded by David Cunningham
Personal details
Born (1958-11-09) 9 November 1958 (age 57)
Footscray, Victoria
Political party Australian Labor Party

Donato Antonio "Don" Nardella (born 9 November 1958) is an Australian politician. He has been an Australian Labor Party member of the Victorian Parliament since 1992, sitting first in the Legislative Council for Melbourne North Province and then in the Legislative Assembly for Melton.

Nardella was born in Footscray, Victoria, and received First Class Welder Certificates in the early 1980s. In 1981 he received a licence as a crane driver and chaser. He became a Labor Party state organiser in 1985, and remained prominent in the union movement as a member of the Municipal Executive.[1]

In 1992, Nardella was elected to the Victorian Legislative Council on the Labor ticket for Melbourne North Province. He was appointed Shadow Minister for Aged Care and Shadow Minister Assisting on Workcover in 1995, exchanging Aged Care for Consumer Affairs in 1999. In that year he transferred to the lower house, winning the safe seat of Melton.[1]

Nardella is married with two stepchildren and three grandchildren.[1] He currently lives in South Barwon.


  1. ^ a b c Parliament of Victoria (2008). "Nardella, Donato ("Don") Antonio". re-member: a database of all Victorian MPs since 1851. Parliament of Victoria. Retrieved 9 April 2009. 
Victorian Legislative Council
Preceded by
Giovanni Sgro
Member for Melbourne North Province
Succeeded by
Marsha Thomson
Victorian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
David Cunningham
Member for Melton
Succeeded by