|Member of Legislative Council of New South Wales|
24 March 2007
|Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment
Shadow Minister for Regional Infrastructure and ServicesShadow Minister for Regional and Rural Affairs
19 December 1962 |
Gundagai, New South Wales, Australia
|Political party||Australian Labor Party|
Michael Stanley "Mick" Veitch (born 19 December 1962) is an Australian politician and Australian Labor Party member of the New South Wales Legislative Council. Veitch has been a member of the Council since 24 March 2007.
Veitch was born at Gundagai, New South Wales to parents Bob and Val. He is the oldest of five children. He attended Adelong Central School in his primary school years. His secondary studies were undertaken at Tumut High School.
Leaving high school, he worked as a shearer, a railway porter and a train station assistant. He finished his railway career as an Assistant Station Master at Rydalmere and Toongabbie train stations. He completed further studies at TAFE. He became the general manager (Growth and Strategy) of Job Centre Australia Limited and also the Executive Officer of Wiradjuri Country Community Group Limited.
He joined the Labor Party in March 1989 He became the Secretary of the Young Branch of the Labor Party. He was also a delegate to the Federal Electorate Council and also to the State Electorate Council.
In 1998, he ran as the Australian Labor Party candidate for the federal seat of Hume (a Liberal/National coalition safe seat). He was unsuccessful in that campaign, losing to Liberal Party candidate Alby Schultz.
Veitch was elected on 24 March 2007 to the New South Wales Legislative Council with the 19th-highest quota at that election.
He is married to Adrienne and has four children, and one granddaughter. He and his wife are foster parents.