Bob Baldwin

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The Honourable
Bob Baldwin
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Paterson
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
Australian Parliament Members Biography Page

Robert Charles "Bob" Baldwin (born 9 March 1955), Australian politician, has been a Liberal member of the Australian House of Representatives from March 1996 to October 1998 and again since November 2001, representing the Division of Paterson in New South Wales.

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.[1] 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.

Baldwin was appointed as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry in the Abbott Ministry on 18 September 2013.[2]


  1. ^ "Hon Brendan Nelson announces Opposition frontbench – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)". ABC News. 6 December 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-06. 
  2. ^ "Abbott Ministry" (PDF). Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Government of Australia. 18 September 2013. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 

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Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Bob Horne
Member for Paterson
Succeeded by
Bob Horne
Preceded by
Bob Horne
Member for Paterson