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Kelvin Thomson
Kelvin Thomson

Kelvin John Thomson (born 1 May 1955), Australian politician, has been an Australian Labor Party member of the Australian House of Representatives since March 1996, representing the Division of Wills, Victoria. Image File history File links Current_event_marker. ... Thomson logo This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... Thomson logo This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... May 1 is the 121st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (122nd in leap years). ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Australian Labor Party (ALP) is Australias oldest political party. ... 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. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Capital Melbourne Government Const. ...


Thompson was born in Coburg, Victoria. He received a Bachelor of Art and Law from the University of Melbourne. He joined the Australian Labor Party in 1975 and was a public servant and electorate Secretary to Senator Gareth Evans before entering politics. Thompson entered local politics serving as a Councillor in the Coburg City Council from 1981 to 1988 and as Deputy Mayor from 1983 to 1984 and between 1987 and 1988. Thomson was elected to the Victorian Legislative Assembly in October 1988 and as member for Pascoe Vale and was a member of the Opposition Shadow Ministry 1992-94. He was Manager of Opposition Business 1994.[1] Coburg is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ... The Old Quad Building, formerly Old Law The University of Melbourne, located in Melbourne, Victoria, is the second oldest university in Australia, and the oldest in Victoria. ... Gareth John Evans AO QC (born 5 September 1944), Australian politician, served as Attorney-General and Foreign Minister of Australia during the Hawke and Keating Labor governments. ... The Legislative Assembly, or lower house, is one of the two chambers of the parliament of Victoria in Australia. ... Pascoe Vale is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ...


In federal Parliament Thomson became a member of the Opposition Shadow Ministry in August 1997. He was Shadow Minister for the Environment and Heritage 2003-04. He was Shadow Minister Regional Development and Roads, Housing and Urban Development 2004-05. In June 2005 he was appointed Shadow Minister for Public Accountability and Shadow Minister for Human Services. He was shifted to the position of Shadow Attorney-General after the elevation of Kevin Rudd to party leadership in December 2006.[1] 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kevin Michael Rudd (born 21 September 1957), Australian politician, is the leader of the federal Australian Labor Party, and Leader of the Opposition in the Australian Parliament. ...


On March 9, 2007 it was revealed that Kelvin Thomson's office had provided Melbourne gangland figure Tony Mokbel a personal reference, describing Mokbel as a "responsible, caring husband and father". Thomson resigned from Labor's front bench after the scandal was revealed in the media.[2][3] 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... The Melbourne gangland killings refer to 29 criminal figures who were murdered in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, in a series of retributional killings involving various underworld groups between January 16, 1998 and February 7, 2006. ... Antonios Sajih Mokbel (b. ... In general, a reference is something that refers to or designates something else, or acts as a connection or a link between two things. ... In many parliaments and other similar assemblies, seating is typically arranged in banks or rows, with each political party or caucus grouped together. ...


References

  1. ^ a b Parliamentary Library. Mr Kelvin Thomson MP, Member for Wills
  2. ^ MP resigns over gangland link. News.com.au. March 9 2007
  3. ^ Sydney Morning Herald, March 9, 2007.

External link

  • Personal website

 
 

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