Liliana (Lily) D'Ambrosio
(born 30 July 1964 in Melbourne, Australia
) is an Australian politician. She has been an Australian Labor Party
member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly
since 2002, representing the electorate of Mill Park
She was educated at Mercy College, Coburg and St Aloysius College, North Melbourne. She received an Arts degree from the University of Melbourne
in 1986 and later a Diploma in Public Policy.
D'Ambrosio joined the Labor Party at university, and subsequently became an organiser with the Australian Services Union
in 1986. She was promoted to state organiser in 1994, and served in the position until 1999, when she became an electorate officer to Alex Andrianopoulos
, the then-Speaker of the Victorian Legislative Assembly
. He retired in 2002, and she replaced him as the party's candidate in his safe seat of Mill Park.
In 2010, D'Ambrosio joined John Brumby
's cabinet when she was appointed Minister for Community Development after a cabinet reshuffle following the resignation of Lynne Kosky
.Rout, Milanda: , The Australian
, 20 January 2010.
D'Ambrosio is a member of Labor women's network Emily's List
and the Union of Australian Women
. Her hobbies include odd jobs and crime fiction
. She is married to prominent academic and author, Andrew Scott, with two children.