Events » Breakfast Briefing with Mark Dreyfus QC MP
In Conversation with The Shadow Attorney-General, Shadow Minister for Arts
SHADOW ATTORNEY-GENERAL AND SHADOW MINISTER FOR THE ARTS
The Hon. Mark Dreyfus QC MP
Screen Producers Australia
Born in Perth, the Hon Mark Dreyfus QC MP was elected to the House of Representatives as the Member for Isaacs, in Melbourne’s south eastern suburbs, in November 2007. Since October 2013, Mark has held the positions of Shadow Attorney-General and Shadow Minister for the Arts.
Previously, Mark was Cabinet Secretary and Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency. He worked closely with the Prime Minister on Cabinet matters and with the Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency to put a price on carbon, improve energy efficiency and increase use of renewable energy.
In February 2013, Mark was appointed as Attorney-General and Minister for Emergency Management and in March that year given the additional responsibilities of Minister for the Public Service and Integrity and Special Minister of State.
In his first term, Mark chaired the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, and was a member of the House Standing Committee on Climate Change, Water, Environment and the Arts and the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security.
Mark was previously a Melbourne barrister and was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1999. He served as an advisor to the Victorian Attorney-General and Minister for Planning between 1985 and 1987.
An expert in commercial and planning law, Mark was the Legal Editor of the Victorian Planning Reports and was a member of the Victorian Planning and Environmental Law Association. He was one of the top defamation lawyers in Victoria.
Mark also appeared for and advised Federal, State and local governments and appeared in a number of landmark cases in the High Court, including the Stolen Generations litigation.
Mark lives with his wife Deborah and three children, Joe, Tom and Laura in Malvern.
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