Hon. Michael Danby (Australia)

Michael Danby is a member of Australia’s House of Representatives. Since being elected in 1998, his main areas of interest have been foreign affairs, defense and national security, immigration, electoral matters, human rights, and the environment. He is currently the Chairman of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade. He is Chair of the Australia-United States Parliamentary Friendship Committee, Secretary of the Australia-Israel Friendship Group, and Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Tibet.  

Michael Danby served as one of two Opposition Whips from 2001 to 2007. He has also served as a Deputy Chair of the Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters. From 2007 to 2010, he chaired the Joint Standing Committee on Migration.