Member for Fowler
He was previously elected as the Federal Member for Werriwa in April 2005, and re-elected in 2007.
Chris was born at Camperdown Hospital and grew up in Padstow. He went to De La Salle College Revesby.
He studied Personnel Administration at TAFE, then attended Sydney University where he was awarded a Diploma in Labour Relations and Law.
Chris married his wife Bernadette in 1976. They have two sons a daughter and are proud grandparents of five.
Chris has worked as a union official, rising to the position of Assistant National Secretary of the Australian Workers Union. He also acted as a senior adviser to the Police Federation of Australia and New Zealand. Chris also established and ran his own small business. Chris was the independent Chairman of Manufacturing Learning Australia, working with employers, unions and government to improve workplace training and skills.
As the Member for Fowler, Chris wants local families to get a better deal and is focused on fighting for greater health and education funding from the Federal Government. He has been working to develop plans for local infrastructure and job projects in south-west Sydney.
Chris has recently been appointed the Chair of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement (PJC-LE). The PJC-LE oversees the activities of the Australian Crime Commission (ACC) as well as the Australian Federal Police (AFP). Chris is also chair of the Committee on Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings and Publications. In addition, he is a member of the House of Representatives Standing Committees on Employment and Workplace Relations, Publications and the House.