Former Senator the Hon Bob Carr

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Former Senator

Party
Australian Labor Party
Chamber
Senate

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • State: Elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for Maroubra, 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 Hon. M Arbib (resigned). Elected to the Senate for New South Wales 2013. Resigned 24.10.2013.
Ministerial appointments
  • Minister for Foreign Affairs from 13.3.2012 to 18.9.2013.
  • Cabinet Minister from 13.3.2012 to 18.9.2013.
Conferences, delegations and visits
  • Official visits to Cambodia, Vietnam and Singapore, March 2012
  • Official visits to UK, Belgium, Malta and USA, April 2012
  • Official visits to Fiji, April 2012
  • Official visits to China and Japan, May 2012
  • Official visits to Burma, Oman, Saudi Arabia, UK, Turkey, Algeria and Monaco, June 2012
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
  • Leader, State Parliamentary Labor Party from 11.4.1988 to 3.8.2005.
Personal
  • Born 28.9.1947, Matraville, Australia
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • B.A(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
  • Consultant, Macquarie Bank 2005-12
  • Consultant, Mallesons 2006-12
  • Director, Dymocks Pty Ltd 2007-12
  • Director, United States Studies Centre, University of Sydney 2009-12
Local government service
  • Elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for Maroubra, 1983. Resigned 3.8.2005.
  • Minister for Planning and Environment from 12.12.1984 to 21.3.1988.
  • Minister for Consumer Affairs from 6.2.1986 to 4.7.1986.
  • Minister for Heritage from 4.7.1986 to 21.3.1988.
  • Leader of the Opposition from 11.4.1988 to 4.4.1995.
  • Premier from 4.4.1995 to 3.8.2005.
  • Minister for Ethnic Affairs from 4.4.1995 to 8.4.1999.
  • Minister for the Arts from 4.4.1995 to 3.8.2005.
  • Minister for Citizenship from 8.4.1999 to 3.8.2005.
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