I am honoured to have been elected as your Labor member for Werriwa and am proud to serve in the Gillard Government. I am married with four grownup stepchildren.
Growing up in the Western Suburbs has given me a strong sense of community. It has also given me the determination to make sure that we all benefit from good government, to ensure openness and fairness, that your voice is heard.
I am committed to making government accessible to everyone in the community.
As a Federal and State Member of Parliament for over twenty-six years I understand that being an MP is about open effective representation – a strong voice for issues that affect us all – working hard for south-western Sydney – getting results.
I am proud of my work as an MP and am always available to listen to your thoughts and concerns. If you have a concern about Federal Government matters or would simply like to discuss an idea that you think will improve the way we live please contact my office on 9829 7477 or send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Laurie Ferguson MP
Laurie was elected to Federal Parliament in 1990. He joined the ALP in 1967 and has held positions at branch and electorate council level. Laurie has been a member of the NSW Administrative Committee (State Executive) and various policy committees.
Laurie grew up in the Western Suburbs. He received a Master of Arts (History) and Bachelor of Economics from Sydney University and later served on the University Senate.
From 1976-84 Laurie was a research officer with the Federated Miscellaneous Workers Union. During that period, he represented many local workers in negotiations. Laurie worked closely with the national secretary, Ray Gietzelt and firmly believes the skills learned during this period kept him on a path of life long learning and pursuit of social justice.
Within the Federal Parliament Laurie has been particularly interested in Foreign Affairs, Immigration, housing, the environment, overseas aid, and industry development. Over the course of his career Laurie has held a variety of Shadow Ministerial roles including Immigration and Defence Personnel, Multicultural Affairs, Urban Development, and Consumer Affairs.
He has also held positions on a number of committees including: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade; Public Accounts; Migration; Electoral Matters; Treaties; Industry, Science and Technology; Long Term Strategies; Employment, Education and Training; and Library. Laurie’s main pastimes are reading, cinema and sports.