The Hon Bill Shorten MP

William Shorten

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Member for Maribyrnong, Victoria

Positions
Leader of the Opposition
Party
Australian Labor Party
Chamber
House of Representatives

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Contact details

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 4022
Fax:
(02) 6277 8562

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

Suite 1A, 12 Hall Street
Moonee Ponds, VIC, 3039

Postal address
PO Box 214
Moonee Ponds, VIC, 3039

Telephone:
(03) 9326 1300
Fax:
(03) 9326 0611

Biography

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Parliamentary service

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

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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.

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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.

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Parliamentary party positions

  • Leader of the Federal Parliamentary Labor Party from 13.10.13.
  • Leader of the Opposition from 13.10.13.

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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.

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Personal

  • Born 12.5.1967, Melbourne, Vic.
  • Married.

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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.

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Military Service

  • Australian Army Reserve 1985-86.

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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.

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Honours

  • Awarded Centenary Medal 2003.

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