Laura Smyth

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Laura Smyth
Member of the Australian Parliament
for La Trobe
In office
21 August 2010 – 7 September 2013
Preceded by Jason Wood
Succeeded by Jason Wood
Personal details
Born (1976-11-12) 12 November 1976 (age 41)
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Alma mater Monash University
University of Melbourne
Occupation Lawyer

Laura Mary Smyth (born 12 November 1976), an Australian politician, was a member of the Australian House of Representatives for the seat of La Trobe representing the Australian Labor Party.[1] She defeated Liberal MP Jason Wood at the 2010 federal election. She was defeated by Wood at the 2013 election.

Early years and background[edit]

Smyth was educated at Dandenong and Oakleigh before attending Monash University, where she completed a Bachelor of Science (Honours) and a Bachelor of Laws. She worked as a corporate lawyer for almost ten years, and studied at the University of Melbourne for a Masters in law (LLM).[2]


  1. ^ "La Trobe". Virtual Tally Room. Australian Electoral Commission. 2010-08-24. Retrieved 2010-08-24. 
  2. ^ "Labor People - Laura Smyth". Australian Labor Party. 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-24. 
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Jason Wood
Member for La Trobe
Succeeded by
Jason Wood