Anna Burke has served as the elected representative for Chisholm (which covers suburbs such as Box Hill, Clayton and Mount Waverley in Melbourne's east) since the 1998 Federal Election and served as Speaker of the House of Representatives during the 43rd Parliament.
As an active and approachable local Member of Parliament, Anna is committed to assisting members of the local community.
Many Australians from across the country know Anna not only for her role in the Speaker's Chair, but for her highly successful campaign to protect people from unwanted telemarketing calls.
In 2005, Anna moved a Private Member's Bill in Federal Parliament to create a national ‘Do Not Call' list, which pressured the former Government into adopting her policy.
Anna has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from Monash University and a Master of Commerce (Honours) from the University of Melbourne.