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Nicola Louise Roxon (born 1 April 1967) is an Australian politician, and is the incoming Minister for Health and Ageing. She has been a Labor member of the Australian House of Representatives since 1998, representing the Division of Gellibrand, in the inner-western suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria. She was born in Sydney, New South Wales, and was educated at the Methodist Ladies' College, Melbourne, at Kew and the University of Melbourne. is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... Type Lower house Speaker of the House David Hawker, Liberal since November 16, 2004 Members 150 Political groups Liberal Party (74) ALP (60) National Party (12) Country Liberal Party (1) Last elections 9 October 2004 Meeting place Parliament House, Canberra, ACT Web site House of Representatives Entrance to the House... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Gellibrand is an Australian federal electoral division located in the inner western suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria. ... The City of Melbournes coat of arms The central business district of Melbourne, viewed from the north Alternate meanings: Melbourne (disambiguation) Melbourne is the capital and largest city of the state of Victoria, and the second largest city in Australia, with a population of 52,117 in the Central... Motto: Peace and Prosperity Other Australian states and territories Capital Melbourne Governor HE Mr John Landy Premier Steve Bracks (ALP) Area 237,629 km² (6th)  - Land 227,416 km²  - Water 10,213 km² (4. ... This is about the city of Sydney in Australia. ... NSW redirects here. ... Methodist Ladies College (commonly referred to simply as MLC) is an independent, day and boarding school for girls, in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ... Kew is a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, in the state of Victoria. ... The University of Melbourne, is a public university located in Melbourne, Victoria. ...


Between 1992 and 1994, Roxon was employed as a judge's associate to High Court Justice Mary Gaudron. She then became involved with the trade union movement, joining the National Union of Workers as an organiser. Roxon was also an industrial lawyer and senior associate with the law firm Maurice Blackburn & Co. from 1996-98. Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... High Court usually refers to the superior court of a country or state. ... Mary Genevieve Gaudron (born 5 January 1943) was the first female judge of the High Court of Australia. ... The National Union of Workers is a large Australian trade union. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ...


After her election to the House of Representatives in 2001, Roxon served on a number of committees, including the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Resources and the Joint Select Committee on the Republic Referendum. Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ...


Roxon was promoted to the Shadow Ministry after Labor's loss in the 2001 election. Initially, she was appointed Shadow Minister for Child Care, Family Support and Youth. Roxon then had a brief stint as Shadow Minister for Population and Immigration later that year, when Julia Gillard moved from the Immigration portfolio to Health. In 2003, new leader Mark Latham appointed her Shadow Attorney-General and Shadow Minister Assisting the Leader on the Status of Women. She remained as Shadow Attorney-General following Latham's election loss in 2004, holding this position until 2006. Kevin Rudd appointed her to the position of Shadow Health Minister upon his elevation to the Labor leadership in December 2006. Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Julia Eileen Gillard (born 29 September 1961) is the Australian Deputy Prime Minister-elect and deputy leader of the federal Australian Labor Party (ALP). ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mark William Latham (born 28 February 1961), a former Australian politician, was leader of the Federal Parliamentary Australian Labor Party and Leader of the Opposition from December 2003 to January 2005. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kevin Michael Rudd (born 21 September 1957), is the leader of the federal Australian Labor Party and Leader of the Opposition in the Australian Parliament. ...


Roxon made headlines during the 2007 election campaign when a scheduled televised debate with Federal Minister for Health, Tony Abbott failed to arrive. After apologising on behalf of the absent party to the audience of media and health industry figures, Ms Roxon said: "Who on Earth is Minister Abbott going to insult next?" Roxon had the debate to herself and made light of the situation by stating that her staff felt she did a good impersonation of Abbott and could play his part. For other people called Tony Abbott, see Tony Abbott (disambiguation). ...


External links

  • Personal website
  • Australian Parliament House Website Listing
  • Department of Health and Ageing
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Ralph Willis
Member for Gellibrand
1998 – present
Incumbent

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Nicola Roxon at AllExperts (324 words)
Nicola Roxon (born 1 April 1967) is an Australian politician.
She was born in Sydney, New South Wales, and was educated at the University of Melbourne.
Roxon was also an industrial lawyer and senior associate with the law firm Maurice Blackburn & Co. from 1996-98.
Insiders - 30/05/2004: Gay relationships deserve recognition: Roxon (2105 words)
NICOLA ROXON: In a large part what the Government is doing is actually confirming what is the existing law and although Paul mentioned what is happening in America, we don't actually have an issue in Australia about gay marriage.
NICOLA ROXON: We have been working with the gay community for a long time, well before the Government actually raised this issue to talk with them about the issues that they are concerned about.
NICOLA ROXON: Yeah, and it's certainly important - and I've said this everywhere, and I've said it to the Prime Minister - it is important for men to speak out about violence against women as well.
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