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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. Re-elected 2019.


Parliamentary Positions

Member of the Speaker's Panel from 25.3.2015 to 9.5.2016.


Committee Service

Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016; Public Accounts and Audit from 23.3.2020.

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 to 11.4.2019; Privileges and Members' Interests from 10.10.2016 to 11.4.2019; Publications from 21.5.2018 to 10.9.2018.

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 to 2.6.2019.

Shadow Assistant Minister for Infrastructure from 23.7.2016 to 2.6.2019.

Shadow Minister for International Development and the Pacific from 2.6.2019.

Shadow Minister Assisting for Climate Change from 2.6.2019.

Shadow Minister Assisting for Defence from 2.6.2019.


Party Positions

Member of the Charlton Federal Electorate Council.

Member of the Australian Labor Party from 1994.

Member of the Australian Labor Party Environment, Planning and Natural Resources Committee (NSW) from 2001 to 2002.

Delegate to the Australian Labor Party State Conference (NSW) from 2002 to 2016.

Vice-President of Young Labor (NSW) from 2003 to 2004.

Vice-President of Federal Young Labor from 2003 to 2004.

Member of the Australian Labor Party Machinery Proxies Committee (NSW) from 2003 to 2006.

Proxy Delegate to the Australian Labor Party National Conference from 2004 to 2007.

Member of the Australian Labor Party National Infrastructure Inquiry from 2005 to 2007.

Delegate to the Australian Labor Party National Conference, 2015.


Personal

Born 10.5.1979, Sydney, Australia

Married


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

BEc(Hons) (University of Sydney).

Customer service assistant at Coles from 1995 to 2000.

Electorate officer to the Hon. A Albanese, MP, 2000.

Industrial/Policy Organiser (Forestry Division) at the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (NSW) from 2000 to 2002.

Policy Adviser to Senator G Campbell from 2002 to 2004.

National Economist at the Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union from 2004 to 2008.

Principal Policy Adviser to the Hon. G Combet, AM, MP from 2008 to 2011.

Deputy Chief of Staff to the Hon. G Combet, AM, MP from 2011 to 2013.


Electorate

Name: Shortland

Location: Shortland covers an area from Highfields, Cardiff and Boolaroo in the north to Budgewoi and San Remo in the south and is bounded on the east by the Pacific Ocean and on the west by Wallsend Road, Reservoir Road, Lowry Street, Main Road, Lake Macquarie, Wyee Road and Pacific Highway. The main suburbs include 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: 114,054 (at 7.6.2019)

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