Bob Baldwin

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The Honourable
Bob Baldwin
MP
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Member of the Australian Parliament
for Paterson
Incumbent
Assumed office
10 November 2001
Preceded by Bob Horne
Majority 9.8%
In office
2 March 1996 – 3 October 1998
Preceded by Bob Horne
Succeeded by Bob Horne
Personal details
Born (1955-03-09) 9 March 1955 (age 59)
Gloucester, United Kingdom
Nationality Australian
Political party Liberal Party of Australia
Occupation Politician
Profession Company director
Website www.bobbaldwin.com.au
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Robert Charles "Bob" Baldwin (born 9 March 1955) is an Australian politician. Baldwin has been a member of the Australian House of Representatives for Paterson in New South Wales from March 1996 to October 1998 and again since November 2001, representing the Liberal Party. Baldwin has served in the Abbott Ministry as a Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry from September 2013 to December 2014;[2] and as a Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment since December 2014.[3][4]

Background and early years[edit]

He was born in Gloucester, UK, and was a company director before entering politics.

Political career[edit]

He held the position of Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry, Tourism & Resources from January 2006 until December 2007 when the Australian Labor Party was elected to govern Australia. After the election, on 6 December 2007 Opposition Leader Brendan Nelson announced that Baldwin would be the new Shadow Minister for Defence Science, Personnel and Assisting Shadow Minister for Defence.[5] On 16 April 2008 he represented the Federal Opposition leader, Brendan Nelson at the commemoration service for HMAS Sydney and HSK Kormoran personnel who lost their lives on 19 November 1941.

After Malcolm Turnbull became leader, he remained in his job. When the Liberal Party of Australia leadership election, 2009 was held and Tony Abbott replaced Turnbull he kept his roles. On 14 September 2010 after the 2010 federal election he was promoted to Shadow Minister for Regional Development and Shadow Minister for Tourism.[1]

Baldwin was appointed as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry in the Abbott Ministry on 18 September 2013;[2] and appointed as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment on 23 December 2014.[3][4]

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Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Bob Horne
Member for Paterson
1996–1998
Succeeded by
Bob Horne
Preceded by
Bob Horne
Member for Paterson
2001–present
Incumbent