Hon Bill Shorten MP

William Shorten

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Member for Maribyrnong, Victoria

Leader of the Opposition
Australian Labor Party
House of Representatives

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Contact details

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

(02) 6277 4022
(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

(03) 9326 1300
(03) 9326 0611


In this section:

Parliamentary service

  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Maribyrnong, Victoria, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016.

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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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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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  • 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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  • 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: 104 938 (at 7.9.13).
    Industries: light manufacturing, retail and service industries.
    State electorates: Maribyrnong includes parts of the Victorian Legislative Assembly electorates of Essendon, Footscray, Niddrie and St Albans.

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  • Awarded Centenary Medal 2003.

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