She is a member of the Australian Labor Party (ALP) and has represented the Division of Greenway in the House of Representatives since 2010. , "Dual citizenship: Which politicians still have questions to answer in this constitutional mess? “Although we may come from different backgrounds, we strive to live and work together in harmony. She was educated at Our Lady of Mercy College, Parramatta and the University of Sydney. Michelle Anne Rowland (born 16 November 1971) is an Australian politician. Rowland was a senior telecommunications lawyer with law firm Gilbert + Tobin in Sydney. View Michelle Rowland’s profile on LinkedIn, the world's largest professional community. The Harmony Day celebration included contributions from The Hindu Council, Sri Om Care, the Blacktown Bahá’í Community and PECOSA Australia. Local residents from across the community cooked traditional dishes to bring along and share. More than 100 guests came together to enjoy the event. They were not a reflection of his views nor the recipients’, but were “repartee, mocking, in fact, that very kind of extreme language”, the magazine quoted him as saying. Following the ALP's defeat at the 2013 election, Rowland was appointed to Bill Shorten's shadow ministry. Instead he advocated a stronger emphasis on Western writing. Her son is on active service in the Australian navy and he wants to marry his partner. In October 2015, Rowland was elevated to Shadow Minister for Small Business as well as continuing as Shadow Minister for Citizenship and Multiculturalism.. Prof Spurr wrote that “the impact of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on literature in English in Australia has been minimal and is vastly outweighed by the impact of global literature in English, and especially that from Britain, on our literary culture”. This is the third annual Harmony Day event that Michelle Rowland has held to celebrate the diverse cultures and communities that call Blacktown city home. Rowland was born in Blacktown, New South Wales. The poetry professor said the emails were part of a “whimsical” game, but students are demanding his dismissal. MICHELLE ROWLAND MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR COMMUNICATIONS MEMBER FOR GREENWAY E&OE TRANSCRIPT TELEVISION INTERVIEW SKY NEWS ALAN JONES THURSDAY, 30 JULY 2020 SUBJECTS: Black Lives Matter movement; Closing the Gap and Indigenous disadvantage. In them Prof Spurr refers to Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott an “Abo-lover”–an offensive term for Aborigines–and to Nelson Mandela as a “darky”.  Despite the 2017 Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey returning a 53.6% no vote for the electorate of Greenway, in line with her longstanding position and the overall success of the Yes vote, Rowland voted for the bill that enacted same-sex marriage in Australia, declaring: "Personally, a conversation I had with a mother in Seven Hills provided me with an important perspective. 230 Prospect Hwy Seven Hills NSW 2147 (02) 9671 4780. Federal Member for Greenway, Michelle Rowland MP, held a morning tea at the Glenwood Hub on Thursday, 22 March to celebrate Harmony Day 2018. , At the 2010 Australian federal election, Rowland won the Australian House of Representatives seat of Greenway for Labor, following the 2009 electoral distribution which had made Greenway notionally Labor, on a margin of 5.7%. Michelle Rowland, the opposition spokesperson on multiculturalism, said Mr Pyne could not just distance himself from the comments. Who am I, and who is any person, to say that this man should not be entitled to marry the person he loves?". School leaders from local schools also attended the event, including representatives from Glenwood High School, Blacktown Girls High School, John Palmer Public School and Parklea Public School. Michelle has 5 jobs listed on their profile. Rowland was re-elected to the seat at the 2013 federal election with an increased majority, and was also subsequently appointed to the Labor opposition's frontbench as Shadow Assistant Minister for Communications as well as Shadow Minister for Citizenship and Multiculturalism. Office details Connect Electorate details. The University of Sydney said in a statement: “Racist, sexist or offensive language is not tolerated at the University of Sydney.”. The emails were obtained by Australian magazine New Matilda, which said they had been sent to about a dozen people, including officials and academics at the university between September 2012 and late 2014.  The seat was previously held by Liberal Louise Markus, who contested the more marginal seat of Macquarie at the 2010 federal election.  Her mother is Fijian, but she does not hold dual citizenship as the Fijian constitution at the time did not allow for citizenship to pass through the maternal line. More than 100 guests came together to enjoy the event. Education Minister Christopher Pyne said in a statement the emails were a matter for Prof Spurr but called them “repugnant”. Level 1, Suite 101C 130 Main Street BLACKTOWN NSW 2148 Tel: 02 … Prof Barry Spurr referred to Aboriginal people as “human rubbish tips” and used racist terms to refer to Muslims and Asians in Australia. Federal Member for Greenway, Michelle Rowland MP, held a morning tea at the Glenwood Hub on Thursday, 22 March to celebrate Harmony Day 2018. ALAN JONES, HOST: Well, let’s go to our panel of female Federal politicians. Prof Spurr does not deny sending the emails but told New Matilda that they were part of a “whimsical linguistic game”. See the complete profile on LinkedIn and discover Michelle’s connections and jobs at similar companies. He said he had always treated all his students with “equity and dignity”. Will Georgia Halt the Radicals’ Revolution? Michelle Rowland Michelle Rowland Contact Michelle. “The buck must surely stop with someone, and it must stop with the minister,” she told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Australian University Suspends Academic for Email Racism, One of Prof Spurr’s contributions to the review, < Thousands Released After Immigration Holds Denied, The Truth About Who Actually Supports and Opposes Obama’s Handling of Immigration >, From Beautiful Statues to Boarded Up Stores. Email: [email protected] Mail: PO Box 8525, BLACKTOWN NSW 2148 Greenway Electorate office. She has held the portfolios of Shadow Assistant Minister for Communications (2013–2015), Shadow Minister for Citizenship and Multiculturalism (2013–2016), Shadow Minister for Small Business (2015–2016), and Shadow Minister for Communications (2016–2019). The university has suspended Prof Spurr but the the BBC’s Jon Donnison in Sydney said students there are calling for him to be sacked. The magazine said he also referred to the “modern Brit” as “the scum of the earth”. About Us | Contact Us | SignIn | Disclaimer , In 2012, Rowland was one of 98 MPs that voted against a bill for same-sex marriage, but supported its introduction from 2016. Track. Michelle Anne Rowland (born 16 November 1971) is an Australian politician. Prof Spurr wrote that “the impact of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on literature in English in Australia has been minimal and is vastly outweighed by the impact of global literature in English, and especially that from Britain, on our literary culture”. Copyright © Desi Australia pty Ltd. “Thank you to all the local residents who joined my Harmony Day Morning Tea this year and brought traditional dishes, made with love from their own kitchens to share amongst the community,” Ms Rowland said. This man is putting his life on the line in service to Australia. She has been a member of the shadow ministry since 2013. One of Prof Spurr’s contributions to the review had been to advise the government to focus less on teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander literature. ", "Labor reshuffle boosts women in shadow cabinet", "Lower House votes down same-sex marriage bill", "Greenway MP Michelle Rowland supports marriage equality", "Dastyari: high number of no votes in Labor seats shows 'huge disconnect, Parliament of Australia - Ms Michelle Rowland MP, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Michelle_Rowland&oldid=976638954, Australian Labor Party members of the Parliament of Australia, Members of the Australian House of Representatives, Members of the Australian House of Representatives for Greenway, Women members of the Australian House of Representatives, 21st-century Australian women politicians, All Wikipedia articles written in Australian English, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 4 September 2020, at 03:36. The GOP is Still the White Party, and American Politics are as Racial as Ever, Get Ready to Hear Black Women Shouting ‘Skee Wee’. In a recent review of the curriculum, Prof Spurr had advised that schools teach less Aboriginal literature. The students spoke eloquently about what Harmony Day means to them and how diversity makes the community strong. She was elevated to the shadow cabinet in 2016 and maintained her place following Anthony Albanese's election as party leader in 2019. She has been a member of the shadow ministry since 2013. She is a member of the Australian Labor Party (ALP) and has represented the Division of Greenway in the House of Representatives since 2010. She lives in the electorate at Glenwood. Rowland was a Director of the Western Sydney Area Health Service from 2000 to 2004 and is a former local councillor (Ward 2, 2004–2008) and deputy mayor of Blacktown (2007–2008). The University of Sydney has suspended a professor and government education adviser for sending racist emails. He said the government had not made the decision to appoint Prof Spurr as a consultant for the review of the national English curriculum.  She was raised in Seven Hills. The audience was treated to traditional music, dance, a Hindu welcoming prayer and even a yoga demonstration! Member for Greenway, New South Wales Party Australian Labor Party Chamber House of Representatives. [email protected]
... Michelle was elected to the House of Representatives in 2010 as the Member for Greenway. Seating Plan. These ranged from Indian dhokla to New Zealand Afghan biscuits, along with some iconic Australian Wagon Wheel biscuits. The contents of this website are copyright © 1990-2020 New Century Foundation. “Harmony Day is a wonderful celebration of modern multicultural Australia”, Federal Member for Greenway, Michelle Rowland said. Ms Michelle Rowland MP. He was brought on as a specialist advisor by the heads of the review, he said. In the lead-up to the 2013 federal election, campaign opinion polls had shown that she would lose Greenway, but her subsequent victory was helped during the campaign by the blunder of her Liberal opponent Jaymes Diaz in not stating clearly the Coalition's policy on asylum seekers.