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CONROY, Patrick MartinBiography for CONROY, Patrick Martin

Member for Shortland (NSW)

Australian Labor Party

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Charlton, New South Wales, 2013.

Re-elected following the 2016 electoral redistribution for Shortland, New South Wales, 2016.

Parliamentary Positions

Member, Speaker's Panel from 25.3.15 to 9.5.16.

Committee Service

House of Representatives Standing: Economics from 4.12.13 to 9.5.16 and from 15.9.16 to 7.11.16; Environment and Energy from 15.9.16; Privileges and Members' Interests from 10.10.16.

Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 4.12.13 to 9.5.16.

Joint Select: Trade and Investment Growth from 2.10.14 to 9.5.16.

Parliamentary Party Positions

Shadow Assistant Minister for Climate Change and Energy from 23.07.16.

Shadow Assistant Minister for Infrastructure from 23.07.16.

Chair, Federal Parliamentary Labor Party Economics Caucus Committee, 2013-16.

Spokesperson, Labor Waste Watch, 2014-16.

Party Positions

Member, ALP from 1994.

Member, ALP Environment, Planning and Natural Resources Committee (NSW) 2001-02.

Delegate, ALP State Conference (NSW) 2002-16.

Vice-President, NSW Young Labor, 2003-04.

Vice-President, Australian Young Labor, 2003-04.

Member, NSW Machinery Proxies Committee 2003-06.

Member, Charlton Federal Electorate Council.

Proxy delegate, ALP National Conference 2004-07.

Member, ALP National Infrastructure Inquiry 2005-07.

Delegate, ALP National Conference, 2015.


Born 10.5.1979, Sydney, NSW.


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

BEc(Hons I)(Syd.).

Customer service assistant, Coles 1995-2000.

Electorate officer to the Hon. Anthony Albanese MP 2000.

Industrial/Policy Organiser, Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union, Forestry Division, NSW Branch 2000-02.

Policy Adviser to Senator George Campbell 2002-04.

National Economist, Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union 2004-08.

Principal Policy Adviser to the Hon. GI Combet, AM, MP 2008-11.

Deputy Chief of Staff to the Hon. GI Combet, AM, MP 2011-13.


Description: provincial.

Location: Lake Macquarie and Central Coast regions of New South Wales; it includes the suburbs ofBelmont, Boolaroo, Budgewoi, Catherine Hill Bay, Cardiff, Caves Beach, Chain Valley Bay, Charlestown, Doyalson, Dudley, Eleebana, Gateshead, Gwandalan, Highfields, Hillsborough, Mannering Park, Redhead, San Remo, Speers Point, Swansea, Valentine and Windale.

Area: 265 sq km.

Electors enrolled: 110 100 (at 2.7.16).

Industries: coal mining, tourism, fishing, power stations, building industry and poultry farming.