National Homelessness Conference 2018
Hon Martin Foley MP
Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing; Creative Industries, Equality, and Mental Health, Victorian Government
Martin Foley MP has responsibility for the social justice portfolios of Housing, Disability and Ageing, Mental Health and Equality, as well as Creative Industries, in the Andrews Labor Government.
He has been a Member of Parliament since 2007 and is proud to be Victoria’s first Equality Minister, advancing the right of LGBTI people.
Having previously worked in the public housing sector, community development and in protecting the rights of working people, Mr Foley is excited by the challenge of transformational reform for people with disability through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Together, these portfolios are linked by the generational opportunity to look beyond narrow responses to addressing disadvantage.
Mr Foley will also spearhead Creative Victoria, the Victorian Government’s vision to link the arts and creative industries into a more effective cultural organisation and expand its role as an economic driver at the heart of Victoria’s future.
He holds a BA (Hons) in the History of Politics from Monash University and a Master of Commerce (Hons) from the University of Melbourne.
Mr Foley is a member of the St Kilda Football Club and hopes to see a premiership in his lifetime. He is a cricket tragic destines to be stranded on a single century after too many innings.