John Eren

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The Honourable
John Eren
Member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly
for Lara
Assumed office
25 November 2006
Preceded by Peter Loney
Personal details
Born (1964-03-15) 15 March 1964 (age 53)
Izmir, Turkey
Political party Australian Labor Party
Spouse(s) Geraldine Eren
Residence Geelong, Australia
Profession Politician

John Eren is an Australian politician. He has been an Australian Labor Party member of the Parliament of Victoria since 2002, representing Geelong Province in the Legislative Council from 2002 to 2006, and Lara in the Legislative Assembly since 2006. Eren has been Minister for Tourism and Major Events, Minister for Sport and Minister for Veterans' Affairs in the Andrews Ministry since December 2014.[1]

Early years[edit]

Eren was born in İzmir, Turkey. He came to Australia with his family (Father was a skilled migrant; fitter and turner) in 1970 and studied at a high school in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. Prior to entering Parliament Eren has worked in a variety of fields with the most prominent at Ford on the Assembly line. At 21, Eren became the shop steward at Ford for the Vehicle Builders Union representing workers on the shop floor.

After Eren's time at Ford he was an electorate officer for Kelvin Thomson the Federal Member for Wills for over five years. Eren was elected as the State Member for Geelong Province in 2002.

Political career[edit]

Eren was elected to the Legislative Council from 2002 to 2006 representing the Geelong Province. In 2006 he was elected to the Legislative Assembly as the Member for Lara and re-elected in 2010. In his first term in Parliament, John was a member of the Road Safety Committee and become the chair from 2007 to 2010. Eren has been a part of other committees including the Rural and Regional Committee and the Scrutiny of Acts and Regulations Committee. In 2011 Eren was elevated as the parliamentary secretary to the Deputy Leader of the Opposition. Eren is currently the Minister for Tourism and Major Events, Minister for Sport and Minister for Veterans' Affairs.


  1. ^ "Mr John Eren". Parliament of Victoria. Retrieved 9 December 2014. 

External links[edit]

Victorian Legislative Council
Preceded by
Ian Cover
Member for Geelong Province
Province abolished
Victorian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Peter Loney
Member for Lara
Political offices
Preceded by
Louise Asher
Minister for Tourism and Major Events
Preceded by
Damian Drum
Minister for Sport
Minister for Veterans' Affairs