Mr Pat Conroy MP

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Member for Shortland, New South Wales

Australian Labor Party
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PO Box 6022
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Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

(02) 6277 4863
(02) 6277 4963

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Suite 7, Level 1
342 Main Road
Cardiff, NSW, 2285

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PO Box 747
Cardiff, NSW, 2285

(02) 4954 2611
(02) 4954 2655

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Shortland, New South Wales

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Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Charlton, New South Wales, 2013.
  • Re-elected following the 2016 electoral redistribution for Shortland, New South Wales, 2016.
Parliamentary positions
  • Member, Speaker's Panel from 25.3.15 to 9.5.16.
Committee service
  • House of Representatives Standing: Economics from 4.12.13 to 9.5.16.
  • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 4.12.13 to 9.5.16.
  • Joint Select: Trade and Investment Growth from 2.10.14 to 9.5.16.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Shadow Assistant Minister for Climate Change from 23.07.16.
  • Shadow Assistant Minister for Infrastructure from 23.07.16.
Party positions
  • Member, ALP from 1994.
  • Member, ALP Environment, Planning and Natural Resources Committee (NSW) 2001-02.
  • Delegate to ALP State Conference (NSW) 2002-12.
  • NSW Young Labor Vice-President 2003-04.
  • Australian Young Labor Vice-President 2003-04.
  • Member, NSW Machinery Proxies Committee 2003-06.
  • Member, Charlton Federal Electorate Council.
  • Proxy delegate to ALP National Conference 2004-07.
  • Member, ALP National Infrastructure Inquiry 2005-07.
  • Born 10.5.1979, Sydney, NSW.
  • Married.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BEc(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: lower Hunter Valley; it includes the centres of Boolaroo, Cardiff, Cooranbong, Edgeworth, Elermore Vale, Fletcher, Minmi, Morisset, Speers Point, Toronto, Wangi Wangi, and parts of Wallsend and Warners Bay.

    Area: 688 sq km (approx.).

    Electors enrolled: 98 551 (at 7.9.13).

    Industries: light and heavy engineering, timber, textiles, some dairy farms and poultry farming, tourism, coal-mining, electricity and retailing.

    State electorates: Charlton includes the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorate of Lake Macquarie, and parts of Cessnock, Charlestown and Wallsend.