|Member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly
25 November 2006
|Preceded by||Peter Loney|
15 March 1964 |
|Political party||Australian Labor Party|
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.
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.
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.
- "Mr John Eren". Parliament of Victoria. Retrieved 9 December 2014.
|Victorian Legislative Council|
|Member for Geelong Province
|Victorian Legislative Assembly|
|Member for Lara
|Minister for Tourism and Major Events
|Minister for Sport
|Minister for Veterans' Affairs