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Phil Goff

Information
Date:
15 February 2014
Contact details
Parliament Office
Private Bag 18888
Parliament Buildings
Wellington 6160
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Hon Phil Goff

Member for Mt Roskill, Labour Party

Current parliamentary roles

  • Member, Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee
  • Member, Law and Order Committee
  • Spokesperson, Ethnic Affairs
  • Spokesperson, Defence
  • Spokesperson, Trade
  • Spokesperson, Veterans' Affairs
  • Associate Spokesperson, Foreign Affairs

Former parliamentary roles

  • Minister in Charge of Government Life Insurance Corporation 26 July 1984-6 April 1987
  • Minister in Charge of the Public Trust Office 26 July 1984-6 April 1987
  • Minister in Charge of the State Insurance Office 26 July 1984-6 April 1987
  • Minister of Housing 26 July 1984-24 August 1987
  • Minister for the Environment 19 February 1986-24 August 1987
  • Minister of Employment 6 April 1987-14 August 1989
  • Minister of Tourism 24 August 1987-12 September 1988
  • Associate Minister of Education 24 August 1987-14 August 1989
  • Minister of Youth Affairs 24 August 1987-14 August 1989
  • Minister of Education 14 August 1989-2 November 1990
  • Minister in Charge of the Education Review and Audit Agency 14 August 1989-2 November 1990
  • Minister Responsible for the Law Commission 10 December 1999-5 June 2001
  • Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade 10 December 1999-19 October 2005
  • Minister of Justice 10 December 1999-19 October 2005
  • Minister for Pacific Island Affairs 19 May 2003-5 November 2007
  • Associate Minister for Trade Negotiations 19 October 2005-25 January 2006
  • Minister of Defence 19 October 2005-19 November 2008
  • Minister of Trade 19 October 2005-19 November 2008
  • Minister for Disarmament and Arms Control 19 October 2005-19 November 2008
  • Associate Minister of Finance 19 October 2005-19 November 2008
  • Minister for Trade Negotiations 25 January 2006-5 November 2007
  • Minister of Corrections 5 November 2007-19 November 2008
  • Leader of the Opposition 28 November 2008-13 December 2011
  • Spokesperson, Security Intelligence Service 2008-19 December 2011
  • Spokesperson, Foreign Affairs and Trade 19 December 2011-23 September 2013
  • Member, Law and Order Committee 21 December 2011-27 February 2013
  • Spokesperson, State Services 25 February 2013-23 September 2013

Personal details

Born 22 June 1953, Auckland, married with three children

Education/qualifications

  • Three Kings Primary
  • Papatoetoe High
  • University of Auckland
  • Butterworth Prize for Law 1973
  • Senior Scholar in Political Studies, University of Auckland 1973
  • MA (Hons1) in Political Studies, University of Auckland 1979
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office Scholarship to Nuffield College, University of Oxford 1992

Career

  • Lecturer, Auckland University 1975-1979
  • Organiser, Insurance Workers Union 1980-1981
  • Senior Lecturer, Auckland Institute of Technology 1991-1993

Community activities

Patron, Avondale NZ RSA

Party activities

  • Member, Labour Party 1969-
  • Chairperson, Labour Party Youth Advisory Council 1975-1977
  • Youth Representative, NZ Council 1977-1978

Leisure activities

Gardening, fishing, sports