Former Senator the Hon Bob Carr

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Senator for New South Wales

Party
Australian Labor Party
Chamber
Senate

Seating Plan

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Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 3882
Fax:
(02) 6277 5880

Electorate Office

Principal Office

Level 10, Bligh House,
4-6 Bligh Street
Sydney, NSW, 2000

Postal address

GPO Box 36
Sydney, NSW, 2001

Telephone:
(02) 9228 5655
Fax:
(02) 9228 3655

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Biography

Parliamentary service
  • State: elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for Maroubra from 22.10.1983. Resigned 3.8.2005.
  • Federal: chosen by the Parliament of New South Wales on 6.3.2012 under section 15 of the Constitution to represent that State in the Senate, vice the Hon. MV Arbib (resigned)(term ended 30.6.2014). Elected 2013. Resigned 24.10.13.
Committee service
  • State: Joint Select (NSW): Workers' Compensation Insurance from 3.11.83 to 5.3.84.
  • Chair, Public Accounts Committee (NSW) from 10.5.84 to 20.2.85.
Conferences, delegations and visits
  • Official visits to Cambodia, Vietnam and Singapore, March 2012; UK, Belgium, Malta and USA, April 2012; Fiji, April 2012; China and Japan, May 2012; Burma, Oman, Saudi Arabia, UK, Turkey, Algeria and Monaco, June 2012.
Parliamentary party positions
  • State: Leader of the State Parliamentary Labor Party (NSW) from 11.4.88 to 3.8.05.
  • Leader of the Opposition (NSW) from 11.4.88 to 4.4.95.
Party positions
  • Former Secretary and President, ALP Maroubra Branch.
  • President, ALP Kingsford-Smith Federal Electoral Council 1970-88.
  • President, NSW Young Labor 1970-73.
  • President, Australian Young Labor 1972-73.
Personal
  • Born 28.9.1947, Matraville, NSW.
  • Married.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BA(Hons)(UNSW), Hon. LittD (UNSW).
  • Journalist, ABC Current Affairs 1969-72.
  • Education Officer, Labor Council 1972-78.
  • Journalist, The Bulletin 1978-83.
  • Member, Legislative Assembly (NSW) 1983-2005 (see Parliamentary service above).
  • Consultant, Macquarie Bank 2005-12 and Mallesons 2006-12.
  • Director, Dymocks Pty Ltd 2007-12.
  • Director, United States Studies Centre, University of Sydney 2009-12.
Honours
  • World Conservation Union International Parks Merit Award 1998.
  • Fulbright Distinguished Fellow Award 1999.
Publications
  • Thoughtlines: Reflections of a Public Man, Viking, 2002.
  • What Australia Means to Me, Penguin, 2003.
  • My Reading Life: adventures in the world of books, Viking, 2008.