Colin Brooks (politician)

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Colin Brooks

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37th Speaker of the Victorian Legislative Assembly
Assumed office
7 March 2017
DeputyMaree Edwards
Preceded byTelmo Languiller
Member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly for Bundoora
Assumed office
25 November 2006
Preceded bySherryl Garbutt
Personal details
Born (1970-01-09) 9 January 1970 (age 50)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Political partyLabor Party

Colin William Brooks (born 9 January 1970) is an Australian politician. He has been a 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[edit]

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[edit]

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.[1] In March 2017, he was chosen by the Labor Caucus to replace Telmo Languiller as Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Brooks is married with two children. He takes an interest in fishing and gardening. In 2001, he received the Centenary Medal.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Colin Brooks (Bundoora)". Members Information. Parliament of Victoria. Retrieved 20 December 2011.
  2. ^ Johnston, Matt; Minear, Tom; Galloway, Anthony (7 March 2017). "Victorian MP expenses scandal: Don Nardella won't answer allowance questions". Herald Sun. Retrieved 7 March 2017.

External links[edit]

Victorian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Sherryl Garbutt
Member for Bundoora
Preceded by
Telmo Languiller
Speaker of the Victorian Legislative Assembly