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Hon Pat Conroy MP

Hon Pat Conroy MP

Member for Shortland

Positions
Minister for Defence Industry
Minister for International Development and the Pacific
Party
Australian Labor Party
Chamber
House of Representatives

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

Suite 1A
571 Pacific Highway
Belmont, NSW, 2280

Postal address

PO Box 499
Belmont, NSW, 2280

Telephone:
(02) 4947 9546
Fax:
(02) 4945 3764

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 7840

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Charlton, New South Wales, 2013. Elected to the House of Representatives for Shortland, New South Wales, 2016, following electoral redistribution. Re-elected 2019 and 2022.
Parliamentary positions
  • Member of the Speaker's Panel from 25.3.2015 to 9.5.2016.
Ministerial appointments
  • Minister for Defence Industry from 1.6.2022.
  • Minister for International Development and the Pacific from 1.6.2022.
Committee service
  • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016 (Deputy Chair from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016); Public Accounts and Audit from 23.3.2020 to 25.2.2021; Public Accounts and Audit from 9.8.2021 to 30.11.2021.
  • Joint Select: Trade and Investment Growth from 2.10.2014 to 9.5.2016 (Deputy Chair from 16.10.2015 to 9.5.2016).
  • House of Representatives Standing: Economics from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016; Economics from 15.9.2016 to 7.11.2016; Environment and Energy from 15.9.2016 to 11.4.2019; Privileges and Members' Interests from 10.10.2016 to 11.4.2019; Publications from 21.5.2018 to 10.9.2018.
  • House of Representatives Select: Intergenerational Welfare Dependence from 30.5.2018 to 10.9.2018 (Deputy Chair from 4.7.2018 to 10.9.2018).
Parliamentary party positions
  • Opposition Spokesperson for Labor Waste Watch from 2014 to 2016.
  • Shadow Assistant Minister for Climate Change and Energy from 23.7.2016 to 2.6.2019.
  • Shadow Assistant Minister for Infrastructure from 23.7.2016 to 2.6.2019.
  • Shadow Minister for International Development and the Pacific from 2.6.2019 to 23.5.2022.
  • Shadow Minister Assisting for Climate Change from 2.6.2019 to 23.5.2022.
  • Shadow Minister Assisting for Defence from 2.6.2019 to 23.5.2022.
  • Shadow Minister Assisting on Government Accountability from 28.1.2021 to 23.5.2022.
Party positions
  • Member of the Charlton Federal Electorate Council.
  • Member of the Australian Labor Party from 1994.
  • Member of the Australian Labor Party Environment, Planning and Natural Resources Committee (NSW) from 2001 to 2002.
  • Delegate to the Australian Labor Party State Conference (NSW) from 2002 to 2016.
  • Vice-President of Young Labor (NSW) from 2003 to 2004.
  • Vice-President of Federal Young Labor from 2003 to 2004.
  • Member of the Australian Labor Party Machinery Proxies Committee (NSW) from 2003 to 2006.
  • Proxy Delegate to the Australian Labor Party National Conference from 2004 to 2007.
  • Member of the Australian Labor Party National Infrastructure Inquiry from 2005 to 2007.
  • Delegate to the Australian Labor Party National Conference, 2015.
Personal
  • Born 10.5.1979, Sydney, Australia
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BEc(Hons) (University of Sydney).
  • Customer service assistant at Coles from 1995 to 2000.
  • Electorate officer to the Hon. A Albanese, MP, 2000.
  • Industrial/Policy Organiser (Forestry Division) at the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (NSW) from 2000 to 2002.
  • Policy Adviser to Senator G Campbell from 2002 to 2004.
  • National Economist at the Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union from 2004 to 2008.
  • Principal Policy Adviser to the Hon. G Combet, AM, MP from 2008 to 2011.
  • Deputy Chief of Staff to the Hon. G Combet, AM, MP from 2011 to 2013.
Electorate
  • Name: Shortland
  • Location: Shortland covers an area from Highfields, Cardiff and Boolaroo in the north to Budgewoi and San Remo in the south and is bounded on the east by the Pacific Ocean and on the west by Wallsend Road, Reservoir Road, Lowry Street, Main Road, Lake Macquarie, Wyee Road and Pacific Highway. The main suburbs include Belmont, Boolaroo, Budgewoi, Catherine Hill Bay, Cardiff, Caves Beach, Chain Valley Bay, Charlestown, Doyalson, Dudley, Eleebana, Gateshead, Gwandalan, Highfields, Hillsborough, Mannering Park, Redhead, San Remo, Speers Point, Swansea, Valentine and Windale.
  • Area: 265 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 114,054 (at 7.6.2019)
  • Industries: Coal mining, tourism, fishing, power stations, building industry and poultry farming.

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