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SHORTEN, the Hon. William (Bill) RichardBiography for SHORTEN, the Hon. William (Bill) Richard

Member for Maribyrnong (Vic)

Australian Labor Party



Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Maribyrnong, Victoria, 2007, 2010 and 2013.


Ministerial Appointments

Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Children's Services from 3.12.07 to 14.9.10.

Parliamentary Secretary for Victorian Bushfire Reconstruction from 25.2.09 to 14.9.10.

Assistant Treasurer from 14.9.10 to 14.12.11.

Minister for Financial Services and Superannuation from 14.9.10 to 1.7.13.

Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations from 14.12.11 to 1.7.13.

Minister for Education from 1.7.13 to 18.9.13.

Minister for Workplace Relations from 1.7.13 to 18.9.13.


Conferences, Delegations and Visits

Official visits to China, September 2008; Hong Kong, January 2011; Vietnam, May 2011; New Zealand, September 2011; India, December 2011; Israel, April-May 2012; Switzerland, June 2012.


Parliamentary Party Positions

Leader of the Federal Parliamentary Labor Party from 13.10.13.

Leader of the Opposition from 13.10.13.


Party Positions

Delegate, ALP State Conference (Vic) from 1987.

Member, ALP State Administrative Committee (Vic) from 1989.

Delegate, ALP National Conference from 1998.

Member, ALP National Executive from 2004.

ALP State President (Vic) 2005-08.


Personal

Born 12.5.1967, Melbourne, Vic.

Married.


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

BA, LLB (Monash), MBA (Melb).

Director, Australian Super (formerly Superannuation Trust Australia) 1998-2007.

National Secretary, Australian Workers' Union 2001-07.

Director, Victorian Funds Management Corporation 2005-07.


Honours

Awarded Centenary Medal 2003.


Military Service

Australian Army Reserve 1985-86.


Electorate

Description: inner metropolitan.

Location: north-western Melbourne; it includes the suburbs of Aberfeldie, Airport West, Avondale Heights, Braybrook, Essendon, Essendon North, Essendon West, Kealba, Keilor East, Maribyrnong, Moonee Ponds, Niddrie, St Albans, Sunshine North, and parts of Maidstone and Strathmore.

Area: 73 sq km (approx.).

Electors enrolled: 104 763 (at 7.9.13).

Industries: light manufacturing, retail and service industries.

State electorates: Maribyrnong includes parts of the Victorian Legislative Assembly electorates of Derrimut, Essendon, Footscray, Kororoit and Niddrie.