About Murray

As the local Member of Parliament, my work includes electorate representation in the fields of State Government service provision, including education, health, transport, infrastructure and local government.

Parliamentary Service

Member of the Legislative Assembly for Sandringham since October 1992

Parliamentary Positions:

  • Shadow Minister for Veterans' Affairs 2007-2008
  • Shadow Minister for Aboriginal Affairs 2007-2008
  • Shadow Cabinet Secretary 2006-2008
  • Scrutiny of Government Feb - Aug 2007
  • Shadow Minister for Housing 2006
  • Shadow Minister for Aboriginal Affairs 2006
  • Spokesperson for Multicultural & Aboriginal Affairs 2004-2006
  • Spokesperson for Citizenship 2004-2006
  • Spokesperson for Multicultural Affairs 2002-2004
  • Spokesperson for Aboriginal Affairs 2002-2004

Parliamentary Committee Service

Personal

Born 27 December 1953, Melbourne
Married, 3 children

Education and Qualifications

  • BA 1979 (Monash)
  • LLB 1981 (Monash)
  • Leo Cssen Institute 1981
  • Dip Ed 1986 (Melbourne)
  • Admitted as Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria 1982

Current and Past Memberships and Interests

Captain of football and member of debating team, Caulfield Grammar 1971-72; School Captain, Caulfield Grammar 1972; Richmond Football Club 1973-76, 14 senior games; Member Caulfield Grammarians Cricket Club 1973-80; Student Representative on Law Faculty Ad Hoc Committee on Professional Practice 1979;

Member, Rotary Club of Huntingdale 1985-1992; Volunteer Solicitor, Southern Committees Legal Service, 1990-92; Past Member, Melbourne Cricket Club; Member, Kingston Heath Golf Club, Caulfield Grammarians Association, Beaumaris RSL; Co-opted Member, Sandringham College School Council, 1993-2007; Member, Sandringham Primary School Council, 1993-2006; Past Member, Central Bayside Community Health Centre; Honorary Member, Beaumaris Bowls Club, Sandringham Yacht Club; Member, Richmond Former Players Association; Member, Friends of Mentone Station and Garden Committee; MOIRA Disability and Youth Services

Interests: family, sport, reading, bushwalking

Occupations before entering Parliament

  • Vacation employment as builder's labourer, barman, exam supervisor and gardener
  • Johns Perry Lifts Division, 1981-85
  • Lai and Hamilton Solicitors, 1983-85
  • Principal of general law practice known as Murray Thompson and Theana Thompson, 1985-92