Deputy Speaker Donato Nardella of the Legislative Assembly

Donato (Don) Nardella, Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, is going to attend the great event Australasia China Cities Summit& Business Forum (ACCS/ACBF)—China as Guest Nation at Royal Melbourne Show as a guest of honor.


PositionsDeputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.

Party Australian Labor Party

House Legislative Assembly

Committees LA Standing OrdersEconomic, Education, Jobs and Skills

Name Donato Antonio Nardella

Personal Born 09 November 1958, Two step-children and three grandchildren.

Birth Country Australia

InterestsReading, heavy metal music, grandchildren, motorcycling.


Chair, Marginal Seats Group

Chair, Western Suburbs MPs Group

Chair, Parliamentary Amnesty International Group

Chair, Interface MPs Group

Australian Parliamentarians Group for Drug Law Reform

Friends of Tibet Group

Parliamentary Group on Population Development

Friends of Toolern Creek Group

Australian Red Cross

Melton Street Surfer Bus Group

Member, Western Region Environment Centre

Member, Bacchus Marsh Historical Society

Italian MP's Group

Member, Melton Historical Society

Amalgamated Metal Workers Union.

Education First Class Welder Certificates 1980. Crane Driver and Chaser Licence 1981.

Occupation Guillotine Operator and Quality Control Inspector, John Lysaght 1978-79. Tradesman's assistant and First Class Welder, V.P. Hawthorne Pty. Ltd. 1979-85. State Organiser, ALP, Victoria 1985-1992.

Parliament History

Parliamentary Service

Member for Melbourne North Province 1992-99

Elected MLA for Melton September 1999

Re-elected November 2002, November 2006, November 2010, November 2014

Acting Speaker March 2004-2 April 2014

Deputy Speaker since December 2014

Appointments Parliamentary Secretary, Roads and Ports January-December 2010


Committees Service

Crime Prevention Cttee 1992-96. LC Printing Cttee 1992-94. House Cttee 1993-96. LC Standing Orders Cttee 1993-99. Scrutiny of Acts and Regulations Cttee 1996-99. Family and Community Development Cttee, LA Printing Cttee 1999-2002. Outer Suburban/Interface Services and Development Cttee March 2003-November 2010 (Chair, 2003-06). Rural and Regional Cttee December 2009-November 2010. Scrutiny of Acts and Regulations Cttee February 2011-November 2014. LA Privileges Cttee 1999-November 2010 (Chair, 2002-06) and April 2011-November 2014. LA Standing Orders Cttee 2007-November 2010 and since April 2015. Economic, Education, Jobs and Skills Cttee since August 2015.


Parliamentary Party Positions

Shadow Minister for Aged Care and Shadow Minister Assisting on Workcover 1995-96

Shadow Minister for Consumer Affairs and Shadow Assisting the Shadow Minister for Workcover 1997-99

Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of Opposition January 2011-December 2014

Shadow Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition 2014

Party Positions

ALP State Organiser 1985-1992. Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Affairs Policy Cttee 1985-1992. Member of Municipal Executive 1985-1992. Convenor, Anti-Privatisation Campaign Cttee 1987-89. Convenor, Western Suburbs MPs Group. Co-convenor Friends of Tourism. Returning Officer SPLP 2002.