The Hon. Colin Brooks
Before entering Parliament, Colin worked as an electrician on railways and building sites, and as a service technician. His interest in community issues then led Colin to roles as an electorate officer and adviser, as well as serving on his local council.
Colin believes that Parliament provides an opportunity to change society for the better, making his community stronger and fairer. This is what prompted him to run for Parliament.
The priorities Colin has for his community are to keep people healthy and safe through the pandemic and beyond. He wants to ensure that people can access good jobs and a great education. Colin also wants to see further improvements and upgrades to public transport and roads.
Colin’s vision for Victoria’s future is that it is even more prosperous and every citizen shares in that prosperity. He especially wants to see growing jobs in the renewable energy sector as we tackle climate change.
The area of public policy that he is most passionate about is education. Colin believes that education is the key to our future, providing opportunity for every single Victorian from their first day at preschool, through our schools to an apprenticeship at TAFE or degree at university.
Minister for Housing since December 2022
Minister for Multicultural Affairs since December 2022
Minister for Child Protection and Family Services June 2022 - December 2022
Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers June 2022 - December 2022
Speaker of the Legislative Assembly March 2017 - August 2022
Government Whip in the Legislative Assembly August 2010 - November 2010
Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition January 2011 - February 2012
Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Education February 2012 - December 2014
Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier December 2014 - March 2017
Member, Legislative Assembly Standing Orders Committee March 2019 - November 2022
Member, Legislative Assembly Standing Orders Committee April 2015 - March 2017
Member, Scrutiny of Acts and Regulations Committee February 2012 - June 2013
Member, Legislative Assembly Standing Orders Committee April 2011 - June 2013
Member, Scrutiny of Acts and Regulations Committee December 2006 - November 2010
Leaflet map showing the electorate of Bundoora.
Other members for this area
Each district is a part of a region, which has five members.
Aiv Puglielli | North-Eastern Metropolitan | The Australian Greens - Victoria
Shaun Leane | North-Eastern Metropolitan | Australian Labor Party
Matthew Bach | North-Eastern Metropolitan | Liberal Party
Sonja Terpstra | North-Eastern Metropolitan | Australian Labor Party
Nick McGowan | North-Eastern Metropolitan | Liberal Party
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PO Box 79 Bundoora VIC 3083
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