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NEUMANN, the Hon. Shayne KennethBiography for NEUMANN, the Hon. Shayne Kenneth

Member for Blair (Qld)

Australian Labor Party

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Blair, Queensland, 2007. Re-elected 2010, 2013 and 2016.

Ministerial Appointments

Parliamentary Secretary to the Attorney-General from 25.3.2013 to 18.9.2013.

Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Ageing from 25.3.2013 to 18.9.2013.

Committee Service

Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 18.2.2008 to 19.7.2010; Public Accounts and Audit from 6.2.2013 to 14.5.2013.

Joint Standing: Migration from 15.9.2016.

Joint Select: Gambling Reform from 21.10.2010 to 13.2.2013; Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples from 4.12.2013 to 25.6.2015.

House of Representatives Standing: Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 19.2.2008 to 19.7.2010; Petitions from 19.2.2008 to 17.6.2009; Employment and Workplace Relations from 17.6.2009 to 11.2.2010; Health and Ageing from 11.2.2010 to 19.7.2010; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs from 25.10.2010 to 14.5.2013; Social Policy and Legal Affairs from 25.10.2010 to 14.5.2013; Indigenous Affairs from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016.

Parliamentary Party Positions

Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs from 18.10.2013 to 23.7.2016.

Shadow Minister for Ageing from 18.10.2013 to 23.7.2016.

Shadow Minister for Northern Australia from 4.5.2016 to 23.7.2016.

Shadow Minister for Immigration and Border Protection from 23.7.2016.

Party Positions

Member, ALP from 1983

President, ALP Raceview Flinders Branch from 1990

President, Ipswich State Electoral Council 1995-2008

Campaign Director, Ipswich State Electoral Council 1998-2007

Delegate, ALP State Conference (Qld) 2000-08

Member, ALP State Rules Committee (Qld) 2002-08

Delegate, ALP National Conference 2004-07

Member, ALP Administrative Committee 2005-08


Born 26.8.1961, Ipswich, Australia.


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

B.A (Qld)

LL.B (Qld)

Lawyer 1985-2007


Description: Rural

Location: south-east Queensland, west of Brisbane; it includes most of the city of Ipswich, and the towns of Kilcoy, Toogoolawah, Esk, Cominya, Lowood, Fernvale, Minden, Marburg, Rosewood, and Walloon.

Area: 6409 Sq km

Electors enrolled: 98368 (at 2.7.2016)

Industries: dairy and beef cattle farming, small crop production, commercial, construction and infrastructure industries, tourism and defence.

Electorate: Blair includes the Queensland Legislative Assembly electorates of Ipswich, and parts of Bundamba, Ipswich West, Lockyer, Moggill and Nanango.