Party affiliation: Liberals
General practitioner, 1985—1995. Member House Representatives, Canberra, Australia, since 1996. Minister education, science and training Australia, 2001—2006.
Parliamentary secretary Ministry Defense, Australia, 2000—2001, minister defense Canberra, Australia, 2006—2007. Director after hours medical service Hobart and Launceston, 1987—1991. Member aboriginal and Torres strait islander affairs committee House Representatives, member family and community affairs committee, member finance institute public administration committee, chairman employment, education and training committee.