Hon Richard Marles MP

Richard Marles

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Member for Corio, Victoria

Australian Labor Party
House of Representatives

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Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

(02) 6277 4330
(02) 6277 8599

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

17A Yarra Street
Geelong, VIC, 3220

Postal address
17A Yarra Street
Geelong, VIC, 3220

(03) 5221 3033
(03) 5222 4505

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Parliamentary service

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

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Ministerial appointments

  • Parliamentary Secretary for Innovation and Industry from 9.6.09 to 14.9.10.
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Pacific Island Affairs from 14.9.10 to 22.3.13.
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs from 5.3.12 to 22.3.13.
  • Minister for Trade from 1.7.13 to 18.9.13.

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Committee service

  • House of Representatives Standing: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs from 19.2.08 (Chair from 13.3.08) to 15.6.09; Economics from 19.2.08 to 15.6.09; Employment and Workplace Relations from 19.2.08 to 15.6.09.
  • Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 14.5.13; Treaties from 14.5.13 (Chair from 14.5.13) to 5.8.13.
  • Joint Select: DisabilityCare Australia from 19.6.13 to 5.8.13.

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Parliamentary party positions

  • Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry from 14.10.13. Shadow Minister for Immigration and Border Protection from 18.10.13.

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Party positions

  • Delegate, ALP National Conference, 2004, 2007, 2009 and 2011.
  • Member, ALP International Projects 2006-09.

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  • Born 13.7.1967, Melbourne, Vic.
  • Married.

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Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament

  • BSc, LLB(Hons) (Melb).
  • Solicitor 1993-94.
  • Federal Legal Officer, Transport Workers' Union of Australia (TWU) 1994-98; Federal Assistant Secretary 1998-2000.
  • Assistant Secretary, Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) 2000-07.

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  • Description: provincial.
    Location: south-west of Melbourne; it includes the city of Geelong and the centres of Avalon, Bell Park, Bell Post Hill, Breakwater, Corio, Curlewis, Drysdale, Hamlyn Heights, Herne Hill, Lara, Lovely Banks, Manifold Heights, Moolap, Newcomb, Norlane, North Shore, Portarlington, Rippleside, St Albans Park, St Leonards and Whittington, and parts of Anakie, Batesford, Clifton Springs, Fyansford, Leopold, Newtown and Thomson.
    Area: 989 sq km (approx.).

    Electors enrolled: 101 210 (at 7.9.13).
    Industries: stevedoring, vehicle manufacturing plant, meat processing, aluminium smelter, petroleum refinery, woollen mills, saltworks, poultry and mussel farming, fishing, wood chipping, wool scouring, fertiliser refining, tourism, tannery, carpet, clothing, shoes, chemical production and aeronautical services.
    State electorates: Corio includes the Victorian Legislative Assembly electorate of Lara, and parts of Bellarine and Geelong.

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