Chris Bowen MP

Shadow Treasurer of Australia
'Budget Reply Address'
Wednesday, 16 May 2018
Arrive from 11.30am, lunch 12 noon, speaker 12.30 concludes 1.30pm
Canberra - 16 National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600

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Chris Bowen entered Parliament in 2004 and has held a wide range of portfolios including serving as Treasurer, Minister for Human Services, Minister for Immigration, Minister for Financial Services, Assistant Treasurer, Minister for Competition Policy, Minister for Small Business and Minister for Tertiary Education.   Chris has been responsible for a range of significant policy reform programs in these portfolios.

He served as Interim Leader of the Labor Party and Acting Leader of the Opposition following the 2013 Federal election and has been Shadow Treasurer since 2013.

Chris served on Fairfield Council for nine years, was a former Mayor of Fairfield Council, and former President of the Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC).

He has a Bachelor of Economics degree, a Masters Degree in International Relations and is the final stages of completing a Diploma in Modern Languages (Bahasa Indonesia).

He lives in Smithfield with his wife Rebecca, children Grace and Max and Ollie the Labrador.