Hon Chris Bowen MP

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Member for McMahon, New South Wales

Party
Australian Labor Party
Chamber
House of Representatives

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

Shops 3 & 4
398 Hamilton Road
Fairfield, NSW, 2165

Postal address

PO Box W210
Fairfield, NSW, 2165

Telephone:
(02) 9604 0710
Fax:
(02) 9609 3873

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 4822
Fax:
(02) 6277 8587

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Prospect, New South Wales, 2004. Re-elected 2007 Elected to the House of Representatives for McMahon, New South Wales, 2010, following electoral redistribution. 2013 and 2016.
Ministerial appointments
  • Assistant Treasurer from 3.12.2007 to 9.6.2009.
  • Minister for Competition Policy and Consumer Affairs from 3.12.2007 to 9.6.2009.
  • Minister for Financial Services, Superannuation and Corporate Law from 9.6.2009 to 14.9.2010.
  • Minister for Human Services from 9.6.2009 to 14.9.2010.
  • Cabinet Minister from 9.6.2009 to 25.3.2013.
  • Minister for Immigration and Citizenship from 14.9.2010 to 4.2.2013.
  • Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research from 4.2.2013 to 25.3.2013.
  • Minister for Small Business from 4.2.2013 to 25.3.2013.
  • Treasurer from 27.6.2013 to 18.9.2013.
Committee service
  • Joint Statutory: Corporations and Financial Services from 2.12.2004 to 17.10.2007.
  • House of Representatives Standing: Economics, Finance and Public Administration from 2.12.2004 to 7.12.2005; Economics from 14.5.2013 to 5.8.2013; Education and Employment from 14.5.2013 to 5.8.2013.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry from 10.12.2006 to 3.12.2007.
  • Shadow Assistant Treasurer from 10.12.2006 to 3.12.2007.
  • Shadow Minister for Revenue and Competition Policy from 10.12.2006 to 3.12.2007.
  • Acting Leader of the Federal Parliamentary Labor Party from 13.9.2013 to 13.10.2013.
  • Acting Leader of the Opposition from 18.9.2013 to 13.10.2013.
  • Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry from 14.10.2013.
  • Shadow Treasurer from 18.10.2013.
  • Acting Shadow Minister for Small Business and Financial Services from 6.12.2017.
  • Shadow Minister for Small Business from 28.6.2018.
Party positions
  • Member, ALP from 1988
  • Secretary, ALP Smithfield Branch 1991-2005
  • President, ALP Fairfield State Electorate Council 1992-2005
  • ALP Assistant General Returning Officer (NSW) 1993-2004
Personal
  • Born 17.1.1973, Sydney, Australia.
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • B.Ec (Syd)
  • Research and media officer to the Hon JA Crosio, MP 1994-95
  • Industrial officer, Finance Sector Union 1995-2000
  • Senior adviser to the Hon. PC Scully, MLA (NSW) 2000-01
  • Chief of Staff for the Hon. PC Scully, MLA (NSW) 2001-04
Local government service
  • Councillor, Fairfield City Council from 1995 to 2004.
  • Mayor, Fairfield City Council from 1998 to 1999.
  • President, Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils from 1999 to 2001.
Electorate
  • Description: Outer Metropolitan
  • Location: western Sydney; it includes the suburbs of Canley Vale, Eastern Creek, Fairfield, Fairfield West, Guildford (part), Huntingwood, Kemps Creek, Merrylands, Minchinbury, Mount Vernon, Old Guildford, Orchard Hills, Pemulwuy, Smithfield, South Wentworthville, St Clair, Wetherill Park, Woodpark and Yennora.
  • Area: 168 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 106159 (at 2.7.2016)
  • Industries: building and construction, light manufacturing, wholesale and retail, transport industry, agriculture and mixed farming.
  • Electorate: McMahon includes parts of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorates of Cabramatta, Fairfield, Granville, Mulgoa and Prospect.