Chris Bowen

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Chris Bowen

Chris Bowen 2016.jpg
Bowen in 2016
Shadow Treasurer of Australia
Assumed office
18 October 2013
LeaderBill Shorten
ShadowingJoe Hockey
Scott Morrison
Josh Frydenberg
Preceded byJoe Hockey
Leader of the Opposition
In office
18 September 2013 – 13 October 2013
Prime MinisterTony Abbott
DeputyAnthony Albanese
Preceded byTony Abbott
Succeeded byBill Shorten
Leader of the Labor Party
In office
13 September 2013 – 13 October 2013
DeputyAnthony Albanese
Preceded byKevin Rudd
Succeeded byBill Shorten
Treasurer of Australia
In office
27 June 2013 – 18 September 2013
Prime MinisterKevin Rudd
Preceded byWayne Swan
Succeeded byJoe Hockey
Minister for Small Business
In office
4 February 2013 – 22 March 2013
Prime MinisterJulia Gillard
Preceded byBrendan O'Connor
Succeeded byGary Gray
Minister for Immigration and Citizenship
In office
14 September 2010 – 4 February 2013
Prime MinisterJulia Gillard
Preceded byChris Evans
Succeeded byBrendan O'Connor
Minister for Financial Services, Superannuation and Corporate Law
In office
9 June 2009 – 14 September 2010
Prime MinisterKevin Rudd
Julia Gillard
Preceded byNick Sherry
Succeeded byBill Shorten
Assistant Treasurer of Australia
In office
3 December 2007 – 8 June 2009
Prime MinisterKevin Rudd
Preceded byPeter Dutton
Succeeded byNick Sherry
Member of the Australian Parliament
for McMahon
Assumed office
21 August 2010
Preceded byDivision Created
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Prospect
In office
9 October 2004 – 21 August 2010
Preceded byJanice Crosio
Succeeded byDivision Abolished
Personal details
Christopher Eyles Guy Bowen

(1973-01-17) 17 January 1973 (age 47)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Political partyLabor
Rebecca Mifsud
(m. 2003)
EducationSt Johns Park High School
Alma materUniversity of Sydney

Christopher Eyles Guy Bowen (born 17 January 1973) is an Australian politician. He is the current Shadow Treasurer of Australia since October 2013. Bowen is a senior Labor Right figure.[1] He was the Interim Leader of the Labor Party and Leader of the Opposition in 2013 after Labor lost the federal election.[2]

Bowen worked for the Rudd and Gillard Governments as Minister for Financial Services, Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, and Treasurer.

After the Labor's loss in the 2019 federal election, Bowen announced his candidacy in the leadership election to replace Opposition Leader Bill Shorten on 21 May.[3] He withdrew from the race the next day due to lack of support.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Bowen backs out of Labor leadership race, leaving spot open to Shorten and Albanese". ABC News. 9 September 2015. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  2. "Chris Bowen named interim Labor leader". 13 September 2013.
  3. "Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen to run for Labor leader". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 21 May 2019. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  4. "Chris Bowen pulls out of Labor leadership battle after party's election defeat". ABC News. 22 May 2019. Retrieved 22 May 2019.