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Michael Cullen

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Date:
1 November 2007
Contact Details
Parliament Office
Parliament Buildings
PO Box 18-041
Wellington
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Hon Dr Michael Cullen

List member, Labour Party

Current parliamentary roles

  • Attorney General
  • Deputy Leader
  • Deputy Prime Minister
  • Leader of the House
  • Minister of Finance
  • Minister in Charge of Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations
  • Deputy-Chairperson, Privileges Committee
  • Deputy-Chairperson, Standing Orders Committee

Former parliamentary roles

  • Senior Government Whip 1984-1987
  • Associate Minister of Finance 24 August 1987-11 August 1989
  • Minister, Social Welfare 24 August 1987-2 November 1990
  • Minister in Charge of War Pensions 24 August 1987-2 November 1990
  • Associate Minister of Health 11 August 1989-2 November 1990
  • Associate Minister of Labour 11 August 1989-2 November 1990
  • Acting Minister Responsible for Accident Insurance 10 December 1999-27 March 2001
  • Treasurer 10 December 1999-15 August 2002
  • Minister of Revenue 10 December 1999-19 October 2005
  • Acting Minister of Statistics 15 October 2004-21 December 2004
  • Acting Minister of Statistics 28 February 2005-19 October 2005
  • Attorney General 28 February 2005-19 October 2005
  • Minister of Tertiary Education 19 October 2005-31 October 2007

Personal details

Born 5 February 1945, London, married with two daughters

Education/qualifications

  • Christ's College, Christchurch
  • MA, University of Canterbury
  • PhD, Edinburgh University

Career

  • Lecturer and senior lecturer, Otago University 1971-1981
  • Visiting Fellow, Australian National University 1975-1976
  • Published author

Party activities

  • Member, Labour Party 1974-
  • Member, Labour Party Executive 1976-1981
  • Member, Labour Party Council 1976-
  • Member of Parliament, St Kilda electorate 28 November 1981-6 September 1996
  • Member of Parliament, Dunedin South electorate 12 October 1996-18 October 1999

Leisure activities

Enjoys music, reading, house renovation, golf