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Colin Brooks (politician)

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Preceded by  Sherryl Garbutt
Role  Australian Politician
Name  Colin Brooks

Party  Australian Labor Party
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Born  9 January 1970 (age 45) Sydney (1970-01-09)
Education  De La Salle College Ashfield

Political party  Australian Labor Party

Colin William Brooks (born 9 January 1970) is an Australian politician. He has been an Australian Labor Party member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly since 2006, representing the electorate of Bundoora. He has been Speaker of the Victorian Legislative Assembly since March 2017.


Early life

Born in Sydney, he was educated at De La Salle College in Ashfield before receiving an electrical trades certificate from Petersham TAFE. He was an electrician from 1990 to 1996.

Political career

In 1996, Brooks became an electorate officer. From 1997 to 2005 he served on Banyule City Council, being mayor from 1998 to 1999 and 2001 to 2002. In 2006, he was selected as the Labor candidate for the safe seat of Bundoora in the 2006 state election, after the retirement of sitting member Sherryl Garbutt. He has represented the seat since. In March 2017, he was chosen by the Labor Caucus to replace Telmo Languiller as Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.

Personal life

Brooks is married with two children. He takes an interest in fishing and gardening. In 2001, he received the Centenary Medal.


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