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Encyclopedia > Kevin Rudd
Kevin Rudd
Kevin Rudd

Incumbent
Assumed office 
4 December 2006
Preceded by Kim Beazley
Constituency Griffith

Born 21 September 1957 (age 49)
Nambour, Queensland Flag of Australia
Political party Australian Labor Party
Spouse Therese Rein
Children Jessica, Nicholas and Marcus[1]
Residence Norman Park, Queensland
Religion Anglican
Website www.kevinrudd.com

Kevin Michael Rudd (born 21 September 1957), is the leader of the federal Australian Labor Party and Leader of the Opposition in the Australian Parliament. He has been a member of the Australian House of Representatives since 1998, representing the Division of Griffith, Queensland. Should Labor win a majority of lower house seats at the upcoming 2007 federal elections, Rudd will succeed John Howard as Prime Minister of Australia. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (493x687, 91 KB) Photo by User:Adam Carr, November 2005 I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... 1 Note that Gough Whitlam refused to use the title Leader of the Opposition between the dismissal of his government in November 1975 and the first meeting of the new parliament in February 1976. ... The incumbent, in politics, is the current holder of a political office. ... December 4th redirects here. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... For Kim Beazleys father, Kim Beazley senior, see Kim Edward Beazley. ... The Division of Griffith is an Australian Electoral Division in Queensland. ... September 21 is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years). ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nambour is a town situated in south east Queensland, Australia, 101 kilometres north of the state capital, Brisbane. ... Capital Brisbane Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Quentin Bryce Premier Peter Beattie (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 28  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $158,506 (3rd)  - Product per capita  $40,170/person (6th) Population (End of September 2006)  - Population  4,070,400 (3rd)  - Density  2. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Kevin Michael Rudd (born 21 September 1957), Australian politician, is the leader of the Australian Labor Party, and Leader of the Opposition in the Australian Federal Parliament. ... Norman Park is a suburb in Brisbane, Australia. ... Capital Brisbane Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Quentin Bryce Premier Peter Beattie (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 28  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $158,506 (3rd)  - Product per capita  $40,170/person (6th) Population (End of September 2006)  - Population  4,070,400 (3rd)  - Density  2. ... Arms of the Anglican Church of Australia The Anglican Church of Australia, a member church of the Anglican Communion, was previously officially known as the Church of England in Australia and Tasmania (renamed in 1981). ... September 21 is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years). ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Leader of the Opposition is a title traditionally held by the leader of the largest party not in government in a Westminster System of parliamentary government. ... Australian House of Representatives chamber Entrance to the House of Representatives The Australian House of Representatives is one of the two houses (chambers) of the Parliament of Australia. ... The Division of Griffith is an Australian Electoral Division in Queensland. ... Capital Brisbane Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Quentin Bryce Premier Peter Beattie (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 28  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $158,506 (3rd)  - Product per capita  $40,170/person (6th) Population (End of September 2006)  - Population  4,070,400 (3rd)  - Density  2. ... Australian House of Representatives chamber Entrance to the House of Representatives The Australian House of Representatives is one of the two houses (chambers) of the Parliament of Australia. ... The next general election for the Parliament of Australia is expected to take place in late 2007, although it can be held as late as 19 January 2008. ... John Winston Howard (born 26 July 1939), Australian politician, is the Prime Minister of Australia. ... Judicial High Court Lower Courts Constitution State and territory governments Executive Governors and Administrators Premiers and Chief Ministers Legislative Parliaments and Assemblies State electoral systems ACT - NSW - NT - Qld. ...

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Early life

Rudd was born in Nambour, Queensland, and grew up on a dairy farm in nearby Eumundi. He boarded at Marist College Ashgrove in Brisbane[2] and was dux of Nambour High School in 1974.[3] A critical influence on Rudd's political persuasion was the death of his father, a share farmer and Country Party member, when he was 11, and the hardships this forced upon his family. Rudd's family was evicted from the farm after the death of his father, although his account of the circumstances surrounding the eviction has been disputed.[4] Rudd joined the ALP in 1972, at the age of 15.[5] Nambour is a town situated in south east Queensland, Australia, 101 kilometres north of the state capital, Brisbane. ... Capital Brisbane Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Quentin Bryce Premier Peter Beattie (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 28  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $158,506 (3rd)  - Product per capita  $40,170/person (6th) Population (End of September 2006)  - Population  4,070,400 (3rd)  - Density  2. ... Eumundi is a small town in the Sunshine Coast hinterland in Queensland, Australia, 21 km south-west of Noosa Heads and 118 km north of the state capital, Brisbane. ... Marist College Ashgrove is a Catholic boys college located in Ashgrove, a northern suburb of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. ... Brisbane (pronounced ) is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of Queensland, as well as the third largest city in Australia, with a greater metropolitan population of 1. ... The Misspeling of Ducks ... The National Party of Australia is an Australian conservative political party, which claims to represent rural voters. ...


Rudd later went on to study at the Australian National University in Canberra, graduating with first Class Honours in Arts (Asian Studies). He majored in Chinese language, in which he is fluent, as well as Chinese history. During his time at ANU, Rudd resided at Burgmann College. During his studies in Canberra, Rudd cleaned the house of political commentator Laurie Oakes to earn money.[6] The Australian National University, or ANU, is a public university located in Canberra, the national capital of Australia. ... For other uses, see Canberra (disambiguation). ... Chinese (written) language (pinyin: zhōngw n) written in Chinese characters The Chinese language (汉语/漢語, 华语/華語, or 中文; Pinyin: H nyǔ, Hu yǔ, or Zhōngw n) is a member of the Sino-Tibetan family of languages. ... Burgmann College Burgmann College is a residential college affiliated with the Australian National University in Canberra. ... Laurie Oakes is an Australian political journalist and commentator. ...


Early career

In 1981 Rudd joined the Australian Diplomatic Service, where he served until 1988. He and his wife, Therese Rein, spent most of the 1980s overseas posted at the Australian embassies in Stockholm, Sweden and later Beijing, China. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is an Australian government department concerned with the relations between Australia and other nations, both in political and economic terms. ... Kevin Michael Rudd (born 21 September 1957), Australian politician, is the leader of the Australian Labor Party, and Leader of the Opposition in the Australian Federal Parliament. ... Nickname: Location of Stockholm in northern Europe Coordinates: Country Sweden Municipality Stockholm Municipality County Stockholm Province Södermanland and Uppland Charter 13th Century Population (April 2007)  - City 782,885  - Density 4,160/km² (10,774. ... Beijing (Chinese: 北京; pinyin: BÄ›ijÄ«ng; IPA: ;  ), a metropolis in northern China, is the capital of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC). ...


Returning to Australia in 1988,he was appointed Chief of Staff to the Labor Opposition Leader in Queensland, Wayne Goss. He became Chief of Staff of the Premier when the Labor party won office in 1989, a position he held until 1992, when Goss appointed him Director-General of the Office of Cabinet. In this position Rudd was arguably Queensland's most powerful bureaucrat [1]. In this role he presided over a number of reforms including development of a national program for teaching foreign languages in schools. Rudd was influential in both promoting a policy of developing an Asian languages and cultures program which was unanimously accepted by the Coalition of Australian Governments (COAG) in 1992 and later chaired a high level Working Group which provided the foundation of the strategy in its report, which is frequently cited as "the Rudd Report". [2] Wayne Keith Goss (b. ... List of Premiers of Queensland Before the 1890s there was no formal party system in Queensland. ...


When the Goss government lost office in 1995, Rudd was hired as a Senior China Consultant by the accounting firm KPMG Australia. He held this position while unsuccessfully contesting the federal seat of Griffith at the 1996 federal election. At the 1998 election he contested Griffith again, this time being successful. Elections were held in the Australian state of Queensland on 15 July 1995 to elect the 89 members of the states Legislative Assembly. ... KPMG is one of the largest professional services firms in the world. ... The Division of Griffith is an Australian Electoral Division in Queensland. ... Legislative elections were held in Australia on 2 March 1996. ... Legislative elections were held in Australia on 3 October 1998. ...


Federal politics

Early political career

Kevin Rudd
Kevin Rudd

Following his 1998 election success, Rudd was promoted to the Opposition front bench after the 2001 election, and was appointed Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs. In this position he strongly criticised the Liberal government of John Howard over its support for the United States in the 2003 invasion of Iraq, while maintaining Labor's position of support for the Australian-American alliance. Rudd has grown increasingly sceptical about the U.S.-led intervention in Iraq since the invasion. In a 2004 interview with Channel 7, Rudd said: Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Legislative elections were held in Australia on 10 November 2001. ... This article or section cites very few or no references or sources. ... John Winston Howard (born 26 July 1939), Australian politician, is the Prime Minister of Australia. ... The subject of this article is the 2003 invasion of Iraq. ...

Well, what Secretary Powell and the US seems to have said is that he now has grave doubts about the accuracy of the case he put to the United Nations about the claim that Iraq possessed biological weapons laboratories - the so-called mobile trailers. And here in Australia, that formed also part of the government's argument on the war. I think what it does is it adds to the fabric of how the Australian people were misled about the reasons for going to war.[7]

Rudd's policy experience and parliamentary performances during the Iraq war made him one of the best-known members of the Labor front bench. When Opposition Leader Simon Crean was challenged by his predecessor Kim Beazley in June, Rudd did not publicly commit himself to either candidate.[8] When Crean finally resigned in late November, Rudd was considered a possible candidate for the Labor leadership,[9] but announced that he would not run in the leadership ballot. Simon Findlay Crean (born 26 February 1949) an Australian politician, was leader of the Australian Labor Party and Leader of the Opposition at the Federal level, from November 2001 to 2 December 2003. ... For Kim Beazleys father, Kim Beazley senior, see Kim Edward Beazley. ...


Following the election of Mark Latham as Leader, Rudd was expected by some commentators to be demoted or moved as a result of his support for Beazley, but he retained his portfolio. Relations between Latham and Rudd deteriorated during 2004, especially after Latham made his pledge to withdraw all Australian forces from Iraq by Christmas 2004, without consulting Rudd.[10] After Latham failed to win the October 2004 federal election, Rudd was again spoken of as a possible alternative leader. He retained his foreign affairs portfolio and disavowed any intention of challenging Latham. Mark William Latham (born 28 February 1961), a former Australian politician, was Leader of the Federal Parliamentary Australian Labor Party and Leader of the Opposition from December 2003 to January 2005. ... Legislative elections were held in Australia on 9 October 2004. ...


When Latham suddenly resigned in January 2005, Rudd was visiting Indonesia, and refused to say whether he would be a candidate for the Labor leadership.[11] Such a candidacy would have required him to run against Beazley, his factional colleague. "The important thing for me to do is to consult with my colleagues in the party", he said.[12] After returning from Indonesia, Rudd consulted with Labor MPs in Sydney and Melbourne and announced that he would not contest the leadership. Kim Beazley was subsequently elected leader.


In June 2005 Rudd was given expanded responsibilities as Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Security, and Shadow Minister for Trade.


Rise to Labor leadership

Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard at their first press conference as Leader and Deputy Leader of the Australian Labor Party, 4 December 2006

In December 2006, with a Newspoll opinion poll suggesting that voter support for Rudd to be double that for Beazley,[13][14] he announced his candidacy for the leadership of the Australian Labor Party in a Beazley-announced leadership ballot.[15] Fellow Labor MP Julia Gillard ran alongside Rudd for Deputy Leader of the ALP. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (861x558, 107 KB) Photo by User:Adam Carr, 4 December 2006 I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (861x558, 107 KB) Photo by User:Adam Carr, 4 December 2006 I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Julia Eileen Gillard (born 29 September 1961) is the current deputy leader of the federal Australian Labor Party (ALP), and Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Australian Parliament. ... December 4th redirects here. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Julia Eileen Gillard (born 29 September 1961) is the current deputy leader of the federal Australian Labor Party (ALP), and Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Australian Parliament. ...


The vote took place on Monday 4 December 2006 and saw Rudd elected leader with 49 votes to Beazley's 39, almost exactly three years after the election of Mark Latham to the leadership. Gillard was subsequently elected unopposed as Deputy Leader.[16] December 4th redirects here. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Mark William Latham (born 28 February 1961), a former Australian politician, was Leader of the Federal Parliamentary Australian Labor Party and Leader of the Opposition from December 2003 to January 2005. ...


Rudd began by paying tribute to Beazley and Jenny Macklin (the previous Deputy Leader) and thanking them for their service to the Labor Party. Rudd then said he would offer a "new style of leadership", and would be an "alternative, not just an echo" of the Howard Government. He outlined the areas of industrial relations, the war in Iraq, climate change, Australian federalism, social justice, and the future of Australia's manufacturing industry as major policy concerns. Rudd also stressed his long experience in state government, as a diplomat and also in business before entering federal politics.[17] Jenny Macklin Jennifer Louise Jenny Macklin (born 29 December 1953), Australian politician, is Deputy Leader of the Australian Labor Party. ... The field of labor relations looks at the relationship between management and workers, particularly groups of workers represented by a labor union. ... For other uses, see Iraq war (disambiguation). ... Variations in CO2, temperature and dust from the Vostok ice core over the last 400,000 years For current global climate change, see Global warming. ... On 1 January 1901 the Australian nation emerged as a federation. ...


Rudd and the ALP soon overtook the government in both party and leadership polling. The new leader maintained a high media profile with major announcements on federalism, climate change, broadband Internet and the domestic car industry.


Rudd appeared regularly on popular breakfast television program Sunrise both in interviews as Opposition Leader and debating topics with Federal MP Joe Hockey. These appearances have sometimes been credited with helping him raise his profile.[18] Kevin Rudd has since ended these appearances on Sunrise.[19] ‹ The template below (AustralianMorningNewsShowsat6) has been proposed for deletion. ... The Leader of the Opposition is a title traditionally held by the leader of the largest party not in government in a Westminster System of parliamentary government. ... Joseph Benedict Joe Hockey (born 2 August 1965), Australian politician, is the outgoing Federal Minister for Human Services. ...


Political views

Economics

In his first speech to parliament, Rudd stated that:

Competitive markets are massive and generally efficient generators of economic wealth. They must therefore have a central place in the management of the economy. But markets sometimes fail, requiring direct government intervention through instruments such as industry policy. There are also areas where the public good dictates that there should be no market at all.[20]

In the same speech, he praised Third Way/ordoliberal politics as "a new formulation of the nation's economic and social imperatives" and "a repudiation of Thatcherism and its Australian derivatives." The Third Way, or Radical Middle, is a centrist philosophy of governance that embraces a mix of market and interventionist philosophies. ... This article is about political philosophy of Ordoliberalism. ... Margaret Thatcher Thatcherism is the system of political thought attributed to the governments of Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990. ...


Rudd is critical of free market economists such as Friedrich Hayek,[21][22] although Rudd describes himself as "basically a conservative when it comes to questions of public financial management", pointing to his slashing of public service jobs as a Queensland governmental advisor.[23][24] Friedrich August von Hayek, CH (May 8, 1899 in Vienna – March 23, 1992 in Freiburg) was an Austrian-born British economist and political philosopher known for his defense of liberal democracy and free-market capitalism against socialist and collectivist thought in the mid-20th century. ...


Foreign policy

As shadow foreign minister, Rudd reformulated Labor's foreign policy in terms of "Three Pillars": engagement with the UN, engagement with Asia, and the US alliance.[25]


Rudd opposes the war in Iraq, and has pledged to negotiate a staged withdrawal of Australian combat troops stationed there with the U.S. and Iraqi governments if elected Prime Minister.[26] On the other hand, he supports Australia's military presence in Afghanistan.[27] Rudd is a supporter of the road map for peace and defended Israel's right to self-defence during the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict, condemning Hezbollah and Hamas for "violating" Israeli territory.[28] This was seen as a step towards mending relations between the Jewish community and the ALP following the comments of several backbenchers.[29] This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Combatants Hezbollah Amal LCP  Israel Commanders Hassan Nasrallah (Secretary General of Hezbollah) Imad Mughniyeh (Commander of Hezbollahs armed wing)[5] Dan Halutz (CoS) Moshe Kaplinsky[12] Udi Adam (Regional) Strength 600-1,000 active fighters 3,000-10,000 reservists[6] 30,000 ground troops (plus IAF & ISC)[13...


Industrial Relations

Rudd has consistently opposed the Government's controversial WorkChoices industrial legislation.[30] Rudd advocates a federal, rather than states-based, industrial relations system based on collective bargaining. He has proposed a policy of secret ballots of workers before strikes, which would become banned except during periods of collective bargaining.[31][32] The ex-Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Kevin Andrews, who introduced the Australian industrial relations legislation, speaking at a press conference on 8 November 2005 Wikinews has News related to this article: Portal:Australia/Australian industrial relations legislation, 2005 New Australian industrial relations legislation passes House of Representatives Suspicions... The field of labor relations looks at the relationship between management and workers, particularly groups of workers represented by a labor union. ... A Collective agreement is a labor contract between an employer and one or more unions. ...


Religious views

Rudd was raised as a Roman Catholic.[33] At university he met and later married Therese Rein, an Anglican, and began attending Anglican services in the 1980s.[5] Rudd and his family currently attend a church in his electorate. Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Wycliffe Tyndale · Luther · Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Pope · Archbishop of Canterbury Patriarch of Constantinople Christianity Portal This box:      The Roman Catholic Church... The term Anglican describes those people and churches following the religious traditions of the Church of England, especially following the Reformation. ... This article cites very few or no references or sources. ...


Rudd is vocal about his Christianity and has given a number of prominent interviews to the Australian religious press on the topic.[34][35] Rudd has defended church representatives engaging with policy debates, particularly with respect to WorkChoices legislation, climate change, global poverty, therapeutic cloning and asylum seekers.[36][37][38] In an essay in The Monthly, Rudd writes: Christianity is a monotheistic[1] religion centered on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as presented in the New Testament. ... The ex-Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Kevin Andrews, who introduced the Australian industrial relations legislation, speaking at a press conference on 8 November 2005 Wikinews has News related to this article: Portal:Australia/Australian industrial relations legislation, 2005 New Australian industrial relations legislation passes House of Representatives Suspicions... Variations in CO2, temperature and dust from the Vostok ice core over the last 400,000 years For current global climate change, see Global warming. ... About one quarter of the globes people live in deep poverty*#8212;for example, without access to fresh water, without enough nourishment for their brains to develop normally, or without any safe space from day to day. ... Blastocyst. ... The Monthly is an independent Australian magazine, founded in 2005 by Schwartz Publishing. ...

A Christian perspective on contemporary policy debates may not prevail. It must nonetheless be argued. And once heard, it must be weighed, together with other arguments from different philosophical traditions, in a fully contestable secular polity. A Christian perspective, informed by a social gospel or Christian socialist tradition, should not be rejected contemptuously by secular politicians as if these views are an unwelcome intrusion into the political sphere. If the churches are barred from participating in the great debates about the values that ultimately underpin our society, our economy and our polity, then we have reached a very strange place indeed.[36]

He cites Dietrich Bonhoeffer as a personal inspiration in this regard.[39] Dietrich Bonhoeffer Dietrich Bonhoeffer [] (February 4, 1906 – April 9, 1945) was a German Lutheran pastor, theologian and participant in the German resistance movement against Nazism and founding member of the Confessing Church. ...


In late January 2007, Tony Abbott - a former seminarian and the current federal minister for health - criticised Rudd's use of Christianity in Australian politics,[40] contrasting Rudd's public appeal to Christian values with his voting record on issues such as the introduction of the abortion-inducing drug RU486.[41][42] It is proposed that this article be deleted, because of the following concern: Crystal ball, user has created future months and dates before, and been told not to (See User Talk:Jose and Ricardo). ... Hon Tony Abbott Anthony John Tony Abbott (born 4 November 1957), Australian politician, is the Minister for Health and Ageing and Leader of the House in the Australian federal government. ... A seminary is a specialized university-like institution for the purpose of instructing students (seminarians) in theology, often in order to prepare them to become members of the clergy. ... An abortifacient is a substance that induces abortion. ... Spontaneous: Miscarriage Debate & social issues Breast cancer · Crime effect Crisis pregnancy centers Fetal pain · Religion · Mental health Pro-choice · Pro-life Selective abortion and infanticide Unsafe abortion · Violence History of abortion This box:      Mifepristone is a synthetic steroid compound used as a pharmaceutical. ...


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  2. ^ Marriner, Cosima. "It's private - the school he wants to forget", The Sydney Morning Herald, April 27 2007, pp. 1. 
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  7. ^ Interview: Shadow Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd. Transcripts by category: Politics. Seven Network (4 April 2004). Retrieved on 2006-12-04.
  8. ^ Error on call to Template:cite web: Parameters url and title must be specified. Lateline (7 June 2003). Retrieved on 2006-12-09.
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  13. ^ Editorial: ALP in fight with the wrong enemy. The Australian (2 December 2006). Retrieved on 2006-12-04.
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External links

  • Official Parliamentary Homepage for Kevin Rudd
  • Official ALP Homepage for Kevin Rudd
  • Personal Homepage
  • Video of Mr Rudd speaking at the Labor Day rally in Brisbane, Australia, May 7 2007

See also

Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Graeme McDougall
Member for Griffith
1998 – present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Kim Beazley
Leader of the Australian Labor Party
2006 – present
Incumbent
Leaders of the Australian Labor Party
Watson | Fisher | Hughes | Tudor | Charlton | Scullin | Curtin | Chifley | Evatt | Calwell | Whitlam | Hayden | Hawke | Keating | Beazley | Crean | Latham | Beazley | Rudd
Current Members of the Australian House of Representatives from Queensland

Bevis | Brough | Ciobo | Dutton | Elson | Emerson | Entsch | Gambaro | Hardgrave | Johnson | Jull | Katter | Kelly | Laming | Linsday | Livermore | Macfarlane | May | Neville | Ripoll | Rudd | Scott | Slipper | Somlyay | Swan | Thompson | Truss | Vasta The Present Opposition Shadow Cabinet or Opposition Front Bench is listed below. ... The main entrance to Parliament House in Canberra, with the flag mast visible. ... The Division of Griffith is an Australian Electoral Division in Queensland. ... For Kim Beazleys father, Kim Beazley senior, see Kim Edward Beazley. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... John Christian Watson (9 April 1867 (exact date uncertain) - 18 November 1941), Australian politician and third Prime Minister of Australia, usually known as Chris Watson, was born in Valparaíso, Chile, probably on April 9, 1867. ... Andrew Fisher at the naming of Canberra ceremony, 1913 Andrew Fisher (29 August 1862 - 22 October 1928), Australianpolitician and fifth Prime Minister of Australia, was born in Crosshouse, a mining village near Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, Scotland. ... William Morris Billy Hughes, (September 25, 1862–October 28, 1952), Australian politician, was the seventh Prime Minister of Australia, the longest-serving member of the Australian Parliament, and one of the most colourful figures in Australian political history. ... Hon Frank Tudor Frank Gwynne Tudor (27 January 1866 - 10 January 1922), Australian Labor politician, was born in Melbourne, Victoria, the son of working-class immigrants from Wales. ... Mathew Charlton (15 March 1866 - 8 December 1948), Australian Labor politician, was born in rural Victoria, but moved to Newcastle, New South Wales as a child. ... James Henry Scullin (September 18, 1876–January 28, 1953), Australian politician and ninth Prime Minister of Australia, was born in the small town of Trawalla, in western Victoria, the son of a railway worker of Irish Catholic descent. ... John Curtin (8 January 1885 – 5 July 1945), Australian politician and 14th Prime Minister of Australia, led Australia when the Australian mainland came under direct military threat during the Japanese advance in World War II. Many Australians regard him as the countrys greatest political leader and greatest Prime Minister. ... Joseph Benedict Chifley (22 September 1885 – 13 June 1951), Australian politician and 16th Prime Minister of Australia, was one of Australias most influential Prime Ministers. ... Rt Hon Dr H.V. Evatt Dr Herbert Vere Evatt (April 30, 1894 - November 2, 1965), Australian jurist, politician and writer (generally known in his lifetime as Dr H.V. Evatt and popularly known as Doc) was born in Maitland, New South Wales, to a working-class family of Anglo... Rt Hon Arthur Calwell (with young migrant, 1949) Arthur Augustus Calwell (August 28, 1896 - July 8, 1973) Australian politician, was Leader of the Australian Labor Party from 1960 to 1967. ... Edward Gough Whitlam, AC, QC (born 11 July 1916), known as Gough Whitlam (, pronounced Goff), Australian politician and 21st Prime Minister of Australia. ... William George Hayden AC (born 23 January 1933), Australian politician and 21st Governor-General of Australia, was born in Brisbane, Queensland, the son of an American-born sailor of Irish descent. ... Robert James Lee Bob Hawke AC (born 9 December 1929) is a former Australian trade union leader turned politician who became the 23rd Prime Minister of Australia. ... Paul John Keating (born January 18, 1944), was an Australian politician and the 24th Prime Minister of Australia, serving as Prime Minister from 1991 to 1996. ... For Kim Beazleys father, Kim Beazley senior, see Kim Edward Beazley. ... Simon Findlay Crean (born 26 February 1949) an Australian politician, was leader of the Australian Labor Party and Leader of the Opposition at the Federal level, from November 2001 to 2 December 2003. ... Mark William Latham (born 28 February 1961), a former Australian politician, was Leader of the Federal Parliamentary Australian Labor Party and Leader of the Opposition from December 2003 to January 2005. ... For Kim Beazleys father, Kim Beazley senior, see Kim Edward Beazley. ... The 2004-2007 composition of the House. ... Australian House of Representatives chamber Entrance to the House of Representatives The Australian House of Representatives is one of the two houses (chambers) of the Parliament of Australia. ... Capital Brisbane Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Quentin Bryce Premier Peter Beattie (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 28  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $158,506 (3rd)  - Product per capita  $40,170/person (6th) Population (End of September 2006)  - Population  4,070,400 (3rd)  - Density  2. ... Archibald Ronald Arch Bevis (born 10 April 1955), Australian politician, has been a Labor member of the Australian House of Representatives since 1990, representing the Division of Brisbane, Queensland. ... Hon Mal Brough Malcolm Thomas Mal Brough (pronounced Bruff) (born 29 December 1961), Australian politician, has been a Liberal member of the Australian House of Representatives since March 1996, representing the Division of Longman, Queensland. ... Steve Ciobo Steven Michele Ciobo (pronounced Choe-boe) (born 29 May 1974), Australian politician, has been a Liberal member of the Australian House of Representatives since November 2001 representing the Division of Moncrieff, Queensland. ... Hon Peter Dutton Peter Craig Dutton (born 11 November 1970), Australian politician, has been a Liberal member of the Australian House of Representatives since November 2001, representing the Division of Dickson, Queensland. ... Kay Elson Kay Selma Elson (born 25 January 1947), Australian politician, has been a Liberal member of the Australian House of Representatives since March 1996, representing the Division of Forde, Queensland. ... Craig Emerson Dr Craig Anthony Emerson (born 15 November 1954), Australian politician, has been an Australian Labor Party member of the Australian House of Representatives since October 1998, representing the seat of Rankin, Queensland. ... Hon Warren Entsch Warren George Entsch (born 31 May 1950), Australian politician, has been a Liberal member of the Australian House of Representatives since March 1996, representing the Division of Leichhardt, Queensland. ... Hon Teresa Gambaro Teresa Gambaro (born 29 November 1958), Australian politician, has been a Liberal member of the Australian House of Representatives since March 1996, representing the Division of Petrie, Queensland. ... Hon Gary Hardgrave Gary Douglas Hardgrave (born 5 January 1960), Australian politician, has been a Liberal member of the Australian House of Representatives since March 1996, representing the Division of Moreton, Queensland. ... Michael Johnson Michael Andrew Johnson (born 31 January 1970), Australian politician, has been a Liberal member of the Australian House of Representatives since November 2001, representing the Division of Ryan, Queensland. ... David Jull David Francis Jull (born 4 October 1944), Australian politician, has been a Liberal member of the Australian House of Representatives since December 1975, representing the Division of Bowman, Queensland, 1975-83 and Fadden, Queensland, since 1984. ... Hon Bob Katter The Hon Robert Carl Bob Katter MP (born 22 May 1945), is an Australian politician. ... Hon De-Anne Kelly De-Anne Margaret Kelly (born 21 March 1954), is an Australian politician. ... Dr Andrew Laming (born 30 September 1966), Australian politician, was elected to the House of Representatives as member for the Division of Bowman, Queensland for the Liberal Party of Australia at the 2004 federal election. ... Peter Lindsay Peter John Lindsay (born 4 May 1944), Australian politician, has been a Liberal Party of Australia member of the Australian House of Representatives since March 1996, representing the Division of Herbert, Queensland. ... Kirsten Livermore Kirsten Fiona Livermore (born 10 November 1969), Australian politician, has been an Australian Labor Party member of the Australian House of Representatives since October 1998, representing the Division of Capricornia, Queensland. ... For the Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, see Ian Macfarlane. ... Margaret May Margaret Ann May (born 30 June 1950), Australian politician, has been a Liberal Party of Australia member of the Australian House of Representatives since October 1998, representing the Division of McPherson, Queensland. ... Paul Christopher Neville (born 20 March 1940), Australian politician, has been a National Party member of the Australian House of Representatives since March 1993, representing the Division of Hinkler, Queensland. ... Bernie Ripoll Bernard Fernando Ripoll (born 6 June Australian politician. ... Hon Bruce Scott The Hon Bruce Craig Scott MP (born 20 October 1943), Australian politician, has been a National Party member of the Australian House of Representatives since March 1990, representing the Division of Maranoa, Queensland. ... Hon Peter Slipper Peter Neil Slipper (born 14 February 1950), Australian politician, has been a Liberal member of the Australian House of Representatives since March 1993, representing the Division of Fisher, Queensland. ... Hon Alex Somlyay Alexander Michael Somlyay (born 18 January 1946), Australian politician, has been a Liberal member of the Australian House of Representatives since March 1990, representing the Division of Fairfax, Queensland. ... Wayne Swan Wayne Maxwell Swan (born 30 June 1954), Australian politician, has been an Australian Labor Party member of the Australian House of Representatives from March 1993 to March 1996 and again since October 1998, representing the Division of Lilley, Queensland. ... Cameron Paul Thompson (born 1 October 1960), Australian politician, has been a Liberal member of the Australian House of Representatives since October 1998, representing the Division of Blair, Queensland. ... Hon Warren Truss The Hon Warren Errol Truss MP (born 8 October 1948), is an Australian politician. ... Ross Vasta (born 8 October 1966), Australian politician, was elected to the House of Representatives as member for the Division of Bonner, Queensland for the Liberal Party of Australia at the 2004 federal election. ...

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