Meet Peter

Peter is the son of migrant parents and grew up in an inner city housing commission in Melbourne.

I’m Peter Khalil, your Federal Labor Member for Wills. I live in Pascoe Vale with my family and I have been honoured to represent you in the Australian Parliament since I was first elected in 2016.

When my parents migrated to Australia they worked hard to give us a better life. Growing up, we benefited from the opportunities Labor governments provided for us, so I am always a fierce advocate for equity – for a fair go for all.

My parents instilled in me the importance of giving something back to the country that has given so much to our family.

That’s why I ran for Parliament; to serve our country, our community and to work for you.

From my time as a foreign policy adviser to the Federal Government, to my work at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and service to the Department of Defence in Iraq, I have dedicated my career to working in foreign affairs for Australia’s prosperity and national security.

Before my election to Parliament, I was also a Victorian Multicultural Commissioner promoting our cultural diversity and I worked as an Executive Director at SBS.

I am committed to real action that delivers for our community and our country:

• real action on the housing crisis to ensure all Australians have rooves over their heads

• real action to bring Australian manufacturing back home to create more secure local jobs

• real action on securing Australia’s place in the world in a tough geopolitical environment

If you want to raise an issue with me, you can contact me here.

Peter Khalil