Natalie Suleyman

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Natalie Suleyman

Member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly
for St Albans
Assumed office
29 November 2014
Preceded byNew seat
Personal details
Born
Nazlı Süleyman

(1974-06-06) 6 June 1974 (age 44)
Political partyLabor Party
Twitter@NatalieSuleyman

Natalie Suleyman (born Nazlı Süleyman on 6 June 1974) is an Australian politician. She has been a Labor Party member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly since November 2014, representing the electorate of St Albans. She was formerly a councillor and mayor of the City of Brimbank.[1][2]

Controversy[edit]

In June 2008, Suleyman unexpectedly lost preselection for the state seat of Kororoit to George Seitz-backed Marlene Kairouz.[3] In what was reported as retaliation, Suleyman took steps to remove Seitz-aligned sports clubs from their current leased grounds.[3] These actions along with Seitz' attack on Suleyman in the Victorian parliament where he described her as the "Robert Mugabe of Brimbank," ultimately led to an investigation by the Victorian Ombudsman into alleged corruption at Brimbank Council.[4][5] Despite adverse findings against Suleyman in the Ombudsman's report, the Local Government Inspectorate took no action against her.[6] Suleyman is the daughter of controversial Labor Party figure, Hakki Suleyman.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Livingston, Angus (14 January 2014). "WEST Former Brimbank mayor Natalie Suleyman wins Labor Party preselection in St Albans". Herald Sun Online. Retrieved 20 January 2014.
  2. ^ Maud, Paula (28 October 2008). "Suleyman farewells Brimbank council". Brimbank Leader. Archived from the original on 14 July 2012. Retrieved 20 January 2014.
  3. ^ a b Caldwell, Alison. "Vic Labor MP takes party feud public". 1 August 2008. ABC. Retrieved 20 January 2014.
  4. ^ Brower, George. "Investigation into the alleged improper conduct of councillors at Brimbank City Council". May 2009. Victorian Government Printer. Retrieved 20 January 2014.
  5. ^ Crook, Andrew (11 May 2009). "Brimbank Council's rats in the ranks saga". Retrieved 20 January 2014.
  6. ^ Rood, David (14 December 2009). "Brimbank probe decides on no action". The Age. Retrieved 20 January 2014.
  7. ^ http://www.abc.net.au/stateline/vic/content/2006/s2343970.htm

External links[edit]

Victorian Legislative Assembly
New seat Member for St Albans
2014–present
Incumbent