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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. Elected to the House of Representatives for Shortland, New South Wales, 2016, following electoral redistribution.

Parliamentary Positions

Member, Speaker's Panel from 25.3.15 to 9.5.16

Committee Service

Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016.

Joint Standing: Publications from 21.5.2018 to 10.9.2018.

Joint Select: Trade and Investment Growth from 2.10.2014 to 9.5.2016.

House of Representatives Standing: Economics from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016; Economics from 15.9.2016 to 7.11.2016; Environment and Energy from 15.9.2016; Privileges and Members' Interests from 10.10.2016.

House of Representatives Select: Intergenerational Welfare Dependence from 30.5.2018 to 10.9.2018 (Deputy Chair from 4.7.2018 to 10.9.2018).

Parliamentary Party Positions

Opposition Spokesperson for Labor Waste Watch from 2014 to 2016.

Shadow Assistant Minister for Climate Change and Energy from 23.7.2016.

Shadow Assistant Minister for Infrastructure from 23.7.2016.

Party Positions

Member, Charlton Federal Electorate Council

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

Proxy delegate, ALP National Conference 2004-07

Member, ALP National Infrastructure Inquiry 2005-07

Delegate, ALP National Conference 2015


Born 10.5.1979, Sydney, Australia


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

B.Ec (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 of Belmont, 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: 110100 (at 2.7.2016)

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