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Mr Luke Aquinas FOLEY, MP

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Member of the Legislative Assembly
Member for Auburn
Member of the Australian Labor Party
Contact Details
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Auburn Electorate Office
A Mr Luke Foley, MP
Mezzanine Level Lidcombe Centre
92 Parramatta Road
LIDCOMBE NSW 2141
P (02) 9737 8822
F (02) 9737 8844
E auburn@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Parliamentary Activity
Current Positions
Position Start Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 28 Mar 2015
Member for Auburn 28 Mar 2015
Prior Positions
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 10 Jun 2010 06 Mar 2015 4 years 8 months 25 days Elected to fill vacancy caused by the resignation of the Hon. Ian Macdonald.
Shadow Minister for Western Sydney 06 Jan 2015 08 Nov 2018 3 years 10 months 3 days
Shadow Minister for Racing 09 Apr 2015 10 Mar 2016 11 months 2 days
Shadow Minister for the Arts 09 Apr 2015 10 Mar 2016 11 months 2 days
Shadow Minister for Infrastructure 06 Jan 2015 08 Apr 2015 3 months 3 days
Shadow Minister for the Environment 06 Jan 2015 08 Apr 2015 3 months 3 days
Shadow Minister for Planning and Infrastructure 17 Oct 2012 06 Jan 2015 2 years 2 months 21 days
Shadow Minister for the Environment and Climate Change 11 Apr 2011 06 Jan 2015 3 years 8 months 27 days
Shadow Minister for Energy 11 Apr 2011 17 Oct 2012 1 year 6 months 7 days
Shadow Minister for Water 11 Apr 2011 17 Oct 2012 1 year 6 months 7 days
Shadow Special Minister of State 11 Apr 2011 20 Jun 2011 2 months 10 days
Leader of the Opposition 05 Jan 2015 08 Nov 2018 3 years 10 months 4 days
Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council 14 Jun 2011 06 Mar 2015 3 years 8 months 21 days
Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council 08 Apr 2011 14 Jun 2011 2 months 7 days
Member, Procedure Committee 10 May 2011 06 Mar 2015 3 years 9 months 25 days
Member, Select Committee into ministerial propriety in New South Wales 22 Aug 2013 24 Feb 2015 1 year 6 months 3 days Deputy Chair
Member, Select Committee on the agistment of horses at Yaralla Estate 27 Jun 2013 24 Oct 2013 3 months 28 days
Member, Select Committee on the Kooragang Island Orica chemical leak 06 Sep 2011 23 Feb 2012 5 months 18 days
Member, General Purpose Standing Committee No. 3 18 May 2011 22 Jun 2011 1 month 5 days
Member, Committee on the Office of the Ombudsman and Police Integrity Commission 24 Jun 2010 04 Mar 2011 8 months 9 days
Member, General Purpose Standing Committee No. 1 24 Jun 2010 04 Mar 2011 8 months 9 days
Member, General Purpose Standing Committee No. 5 24 Jun 2010 04 Mar 2011 8 months 9 days
Member, Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters 24 Jun 2010 04 Mar 2011 8 months 9 days
About the Auburn Electorate
Inner metropolitan, residential suburban and industrial. Located Sydney, outer western.

Principal Suburbs: Auburn, Berala, Chester Hill, Guildford, Lidcombe, Merrylands, Newington, Regents Park, Rookwood, Silverwater, South Granville, Sydney Olympic Park, Wentworth Point. Also contains the principal venues used for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

Area: 39.15 sq km.

Population: 83,692. Enrolment: 54,603.

Biography
Political Party Activity

Member of the Australian Labor Party since 1988. Member of the Administrative Committee of the Australian Labor Party NSW Branch since 1995. Assistant General Secretary of the Australian Labor Party NSW Branch, 2003 to 2010. Member of the National Executive of the Australian Labor Party since 2007.

Community Activity

Member of the Summer Hill Seniors Cricket Club. Member of the Sydney Cricket Ground. Executive member of the Victor Trumper Society. Vice President of the Cormac McAnallens Gaelic Athletic Club. Member of the Friends of the Botanic Gardens. Member of the Australian Services Union. Member of the Australian Fabian Society. Member of the Evatt Foundation.

Local Government Activity

Military Service

Honours Received

Personal

Married to Edel, with three children Aoife, Niamh and Patrick.

Qualifications, Occupations and Interests

Bachelor of Arts, University of New South Wales. Assistant General Secretary of the Australian Labor Party NSW Branch, 2003 to 2010. Secretary of the Australian Services Union of New South Wales, 2000 to 2003. Organiser with the Australian Services Union of New South Wales, 1996 to 2000. Electorate Officer to Bruce Childs, Labor Senator for New South Wales, 1992 to 1996. President of the National Union of Students NSW Branch, 1991. Telemarketer, Guide Dog Association of New South Wales, 1988 to 1990. Interests include cricket, football, rugby league, gaelic football, hurling, reading and history.

Additional Information

Inaugural speech, Legislative Council, 1 September 2010, and Inaugural Speech, Legislative Assembly, 6 May 2015: