The Hon Mark Dreyfus QC MP became Special Minister of State and Minister for the Public Service and Integrity in March 2013. This follows his appointment as Australia’s Attorney-General and Minister for Emergency Management in February 2013.
Mark was previously a Melbourne barrister and was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1999. He served as an advisor to the Victorian Attorney-General and Minister for Planning before being elected to the House of Representatives as the Member for Isaacs in November 2007.
In 2010, Mark was appointed as Cabinet Secretary and Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency. He worked closely with the Prime Minister on Cabinet matters and with the Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency to put a price on carbon, improve our energy efficiency and increase our use of renewable energy.
Mark chaired the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, and was a member of the House Standing Committee on Climate Change, Water, Environment and the Arts and the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security.