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Encyclopedia > Jason Wood
Bill Shorten outside Wood's Boronia electoral office during the Dec'1st anti-WorkChoices rally
Bill Shorten outside Wood's Boronia electoral office during the Dec'1st anti-WorkChoices rally

Jason Wood (born 24 May 1968), Australian politician, was elected to the Australian House of Representatives for the Division of La Trobe, Victoria for the Liberal Party of Australia at the 2004 federal election. He was educated at the Chisholm Institute, Swinburne University and RMIT University, Melbourne, and has qualifications in management, including a Masters Degree in Applied Science (Field Innovation Service Management - Counter Terrorism). He was a Senior Sergeant with the Victoria Police counter-terrorism unit before entering politics. He was the Liberal candidate for the Division of Holt at the 2001 federal election. Image File history File links Wood_workchoices_1a. ... May 24 is the 144th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (145th in leap years). ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday. ... Australian House of Representatives chamber Entrance to the House of Representatives The Australian House of Representatives is one of the two houses (chambers) of the Parliament of Australia. ... The Division of La Trobe is an Australian Electoral Division in the state of Victoria. ... Capital Melbourne Government Const. ... The Liberal Party of Australia is an Australian political party. ... Legislative elections were held in Australia on 9 October 2004. ... Chisholm Institute is a TAFE Institute located throughout Victoria, Australia. ... Swinburnes BA Building Logo Swinburne University of Technology is a small university based over a number of campuses in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. ... RMIT, or the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology is a university in Melbourne, Australia. ... Melbournes Yarra River is a popular area for walking, jogging, cycling, rowing and for relaxing on the banks with a picnic Melbourne (pronounced ) is the second most populous city in Australia, with a metropolitan area population of approximately 3. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Legislative elections were held in Australia on 10 November 2001. ...


Support of Workchoice Legislation

As a member of the Federal Parliamentary Liberal Party, Wood supported and voted in favour the Howard Government's controversial WorkChoices legislation. This legislation came into effect on 28 March 2006 The Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Kevin Andrews, who introduced the Australian industrial relations legislation, speaking at a press conference on 8 November 2005 Wikinews has News related to this article: Portal:Australia/Australian industrial relations legislation, 2005 New Australian industrial relations legislation passes House of Representatives Suspicions of... March 28 is the 87th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (88th in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


On Friday December 1st 2006 around 100 local constituents staged a morning rally outside of Wood's Boronia electoral office in opposition to Wood's support of the Howard Government's WorkChoices legislation. Speakers included The National Secretary of The Australian Worker's Union Bill Shorten who addressed the orderly and well behaved crowd. Despite advanced knowledge of the planned rally Wood refused to be drawn into the debate and did not attend the rally. The Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Kevin Andrews, who introduced the Australian industrial relations legislation, speaking at a press conference on 8 November 2005 Wikinews has News related to this article: Portal:Australia/Australian industrial relations legislation, 2005 New Australian industrial relations legislation passes House of Representatives Suspicions of... William Richard Shorten (born 1967), Australian trade union official, is National Secretary and Victorian state secretary of the Australian Workers Union (AWU), one of Australias oldest and largest unions. ...


In a local paper (Knox Leader) 12th December 2006, Wood justified his reasons for not attending the rally claiming a hectic Canberra schedule. Wood was quoted in the article as saying "even if I could attend I would not" he then went on to claim "Police resources would be wasted looking after me" In a letter to the editor in the same publication (16th January 2007) his comment in regard to "Police resources...etc" was described by a local constituent as "A display of arrogance"


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