Marsha Thomson

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The Honourable
Marsha Thomson
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Member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly
for Footscray
Assumed office
25 November 2006
Preceded by Bruce Mildenhall
Personal details
Born (1955-12-21) 21 December 1955 (age 62)
Pascoe Vale, Victoria, Australia
Political party Australian Labor Party
Spouse(s) Kelvin Thomson
Children Two
Occupation Political advisor

Marsha Rose Thomson (born 21 December 1955) is an Australian politician. She is a member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly, representing the electoral district of Footscray for the Australian Labor Party.

Thomson was an economic research officer, ministerial adviser, Implementation Manager with V/Line and Executive Officer of Youth Policy Development Council before being elected to the Legislative Council for Melbourne North Province in September 1999. She was Minister for Consumer Affairs 1999–2002 and Minister for Small Business 1999–2005. She was Minister for Information and Communication Technology from February 2002 and Minister for Consumer Affairs from January 2005, until 2006.

Due to the Upper House reforms, her former electorate of Melbourne North Province was abolished. As a result of Bruce Mildenhall's retirement from politics, Thomson ran for and won Mildenhall's electorate of Footscray for the 2006 State Election. She was Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier and Parliamentary Secretary for the Arts until the 2010 state election.

Thomson was married to federal Labor MP Kelvin Thomson and they have two children. They separated in 2003.


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Victorian Legislative Council
Preceded by
Don Nardella
Member for Melbourne North Province
Province abolished
Victorian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Bruce Mildenhall
Member for Footscray
Political offices
New ministerial post Minister for Consumer Affairs
Succeeded by
John Lenders
Preceded by
Louise Asher
Minister for Small Business
Succeeded by
Andre Haermeyer
New ministerial post Minister for Information and Communication Technology
Succeeded by
Tim Holding
Preceded by
John Lenders
Minister for Consumer Affairs
Succeeded by
Daniel Andrews