Lily D'Ambrosio

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The Honourable
Lily D'Ambrosio
Member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly
for Mill Park
Assumed office
30 November 2002
Preceded by Alex Andrianopoulos
Personal details
Born (1964-07-30) 30 July 1964 (age 53)
Melbourne, Australia
Political party Australian Labor Party
Spouse(s) Andrew Scott
Children 2
Alma mater University of Melbourne

Liliana "Lily" D'Ambrosio (born 30 July 1964 in Melbourne) is an Australian politician. She has been an Australian Labor Party member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly since 2002, representing the electorate of Mill Park.[1] She is presently Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change and Minister for Suburban Development in the Andrews Ministry.

She was educated at Mercy College, Coburg and St Aloysius College, North Melbourne. She received an Arts degree from the University of Melbourne in 1986 and later a Diploma in Public Policy.

Political career[edit]

D'Ambrosio joined the Labor Party at university, and subsequently became an organiser with the Australian Services Union in 1986. She was promoted to state organiser in 1994, and served in the position until 1999, when she became an electorate officer to Alex Andrianopoulos, the then-Speaker of the Victorian Legislative Assembly. He retired in 2002, and she replaced him as the party's candidate in his safe seat of Mill Park.

In 2010, D'Ambrosio joined John Brumby's cabinet when she was appointed Minister for Community Development after a cabinet reshuffle following the resignation of Lynne Kosky.[2]

Personal life[edit]

D'Ambrosio is a member of Labor women's network Emily's List and the Union of Australian Women. She is married to Deakin University academic and author, Andrew Scott, with two daughters, Eleanor and Maddy.


  1. ^ "Lily D'Ambrosio (Mill Park)". Members Information. Parliament of Victoria. Retrieved 20 December 2011. 
  2. ^ Rout, Milanda: Martin Pakula takes over public transport after Lynne Kosky resignation, The Australian, 20 January 2010.

External links[edit]

Victorian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Alex Andrianopoulos
Member for Mill Park
Political offices
Preceded by
Peter Batchelor
Minister for Community Development

Succeeded by
Mary Wooldridge
(Community Services)