Harry Jenkins has been the Member for Scullin since 1986. Harry lives locally with his wife and family, and understands the problems facing families and older people.
As a member of the Australian Labor Party, he believes in empowering people to have a greater say over their lives and encouraging them to become more connected to their community.
He has a track record and works hard to ensure that the North gets its fair share of benefits.
His actions have always been about the local area and how Labor can improve the lives of the residents of Scullin.
Before entering Federal Parliament
Local Government Service
Councillor, Whittlesea Shire Council from 1979-86
President, Whittlesea Shire Council from 1984-85
Elected to the House of Representatives for Scullin, Victoria, at by-election 8/2/86, following the resignation of The Hon. Dr. H.A Jenkins.
Re-elected 1987, 1990, 1993, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2007 and 2010.
Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, from 2007 to 2011.
President, ALP Bundoora Branch 1980, 1986.
Delegate, ALP State Conference (Vic) 1979-81, 1982-83 and from 1997.
Member, ALP State Environment and Conservation Policy (Vic) 1980-82.
Member, ALP State Local Government Policy Committee (Vic)1982-86.
Member, ALP State Municipal Executive (Vic) 1985-87.
Parliament Committee Service
Joint Committee on Human Rights (Chair) - current
Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade - current
House of Representatives Standing Committee on Climate Change, Environment and the Arts - current
Joint Standing Committee on Treaties - current
House of Representatives Standing: Publications from 8.10.87 (Chair from 20.10.87) to 19.2.90
Environment, Recreation and the Arts from 8.10.87 to 31.8.98
Environment and Heritage from 8.12.98 to 17.10.07
Finance and Public Administration from 8.10.87 to 19.2.90
Aboriginal Affairs from 26.10.89 to 19.2.90
Community Affairs from 16.5.90 (Chair from 17.5.90) to 8.2.93
Industry, Science and Technology from 16.10.90 to 8.2.93 and from 29.5.96 to 31.8.98
Selection from 12.5.93 (Chair from 12.5.93) to 29.1.96
Members' Interests from 29.5.96 to 17.10.07
Family and Community Affairs from 17.11.97 to 31.8.98.
Joint Statutory: Public Works from 20.3.02 to 17.10.07
Joint Standing: National Capital and External Territories from 27.5.93 to 29.1.96.
Joint Select: Retailing Sector from 9.2.99 to 30.8.99.
Delegations and Visits
Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Canada and USA, May-June 1992.
Leader, Parliamentary Delegation to India, Nepal and Bangladesh, November-December 1993.
Leader, Parliamentary Delegation to AIPO, Singapore and bilateral visit to Thailand, September 1995.
Member, Parliamentary Delegation to the 6th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific
Parliamentary Forum, Seoul, January 1998.
Leader, Bilateral visit to Republic of Korea and Malaysia, July 1998.
Member, Parliamentary Delegation to the European Institutions, Strasbourg, Belgium and Luxembourg, June 2000.
Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Indonesia, March 2003.
Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Indonesia and Papua New Guinea, December 2003.
Member, Parliamentary Delegation to the Philippines (ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Organisation General Assembly) and Indonesia (Bi-lateral visit), September 2006.
CPA Study Group on the Environment, Belize, Feb-Mar 2007.
Deputy Leader, Parliamentary Delegation visit to Cambodia and 116th Assembly of the IPU, Nusa Dua, Indonesia, April-May 2007.
Member, Parliamentary Delegation visit to India to attend the 53rd CPA Conference and the Philippines, Sep-Oct 2007.
Official Representative, Inauguration of the President of the Republic of Korea, February 2008.
Leader, Parliamentary Delegation to the 118th Assembly of the IPU, South Africa and Bi-lateral visit to Jordon, April 2008.