The Honourable Bill Shorten, MP
Bill Shorten (BA 1989, LLB 1992) is the current Leader of the Australian Labor Party and Leader of the Opposition in the Parliament of Australia. He is also the Member for Maribyrnong (Victoria) - a role he has held since 2007.
After completing his studies at Monash, Mr Shorten joined law firm Maurice, Blackburn and Cashman.
He was national secretary of the Australian Workers' Union from 2001 to 2007. He also held the position of secretary of the Victorian branch of the Australian Workers' Union from 1994 to 2006, during which time he oversaw membership increase from 16,000 to 21,000 workers.
Bill has also been a director of AustralianSuper, Australia’s largest superannuation fund and a director of the Victorian Funds Management Corporation.
As a member in the Australian Labor Party he has held positions including Minister for Education and Minister for Workplace Relations; Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Minister for Financial Services and Superannuation, and Assistant Treasurer. He has also had a role as Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Children’s Services.