Julian is determined to be a strong voice for the people of Bruce and make a significant contribution in the House of Representatives.
He is Deputy Chair of the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit, and a member of the Joint Standing Committee on Trade and Investment Growth.
Julian grew up in the south-east of Melbourne. He was raised in Burwood, attended high school in Glen Waverley, and graduated from Monash University with degrees in Science and Law.
Julian lived as a single parent for many years. His daughter is now embarking on university studies as an independent young woman.
An ALP member for over 20 years, Julian has shown a lifelong commitment to progressive politics, community action and public policy reform.
Julian worked in Bruce for Alan Griffin, the previous Federal Member, for five years.
Julian also has a proven track record in local government. He was elected to Port Phillip Council at the age of 25, and subsequently became the youngest ever Mayor of the City.
Julian held a number of senior positions within the Victorian Public Service. Including Director level positions working in economic development, employment, community development, urban planning, local government, migration, and international education. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) Victoria.