Hi, I’m Peter Khalil, your Labor Member for Wills in the Federal Parliament.
I am the proud son of migrant parents and grew up in an inner city housing commission. I was the beneficiary of access to tertiary education because of the visionary policies of Labor governments. My parents instilled in me the importance of giving something back to the country that had given us so much as migrants - to make a contribution to Australia - values that my wife and I strive to pass on to our own children today.
I have two decades of experience serving Australia in humanitarian, foreign policy, and national security roles, for which I was recognised with an Australian Overseas Humanitarian Services medal. Closer to home, I’ve more recently worked as a Victorian Multicultural Commissioner and as an Executive Director at SBS, promoting cultural diversity.
I’m proud that our local area is one of the most culturally diverse places in Australia, and I’m committed to working hard as your representative to deliver local jobs and educational opportunities, and proper funding for public transport, infrastructure and community services.