Manager of Opposition Business in the House (Australia)

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The Manager of Opposition Business in the House, sometimes called Opposition Leader of the House,[1] is the member of the Australian Official Opposition Shadow Ministry responsible for negotiating with the Leader of the House regarding proceedings in the Australian House of Representatives. Among other things, the topics of negotiation are the order in which Government bills and other items of business are taken, the time allotted for debate, and the timing of Opposition business.[2]

Two managers of Opposition Business in the House, John Howard and Julia Gillard went on to become Prime Ministers.

The current Manager of Opposition Business in the House is Tony Burke, and his deputy is Mark Dreyfus.

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The Managers of Opposition Business since 1974 are as follows:

Manager Term began Term ended Party Leader of the Opposition
Ian Sinclair[1] No image.svg 14 June 1974 11 November 1975 National Billy Sneddon
Gordon Scholes[3] Gordon Scholes HD-SC-98-07512.jpg 27 January 1976 29 December 1977 Labor Gough Whitlam
Mick Young[4] No image.svg 29 December 1977 11 February 1980 Labor Bill Hayden
Chris Hurford[5] No image.svg 11 February 1980 7 November 1980 Labor
Lionel Bowen[6] No image.svg 10 November 1980 11 March 1983 Labor
Ian Sinclair[1] No image.svg 16 March 1983 28 April 1987 National John Howard
John Spender[7] No image.svg 29 April 1987 14 August 1987 Liberal
Wal Fife[8] No image.svg 14 August 1987 23 May 1992 Liberal
Andrew Peacock
John Hewson
Warwick Smith[9] No image.svg 23 May 1992 8 February 1993 Liberal
John Howard[10] John Howard May 2006.jpg 7 April 1993 31 January 1995 Liberal
Peter Reith[11] Peter Reith cropped.jpg 31 January 1995 11 March 1996 Liberal John Howard
Simon Crean[12] Simon Crean - WEF 2010.jpg 20 March 1996 20 October 1998 Labor Kim Beazley
Bob McMullan[13] No image.svg 20 October 1998 25 November 2001 Labor
Wayne Swan[14] WayneSwan.jpg 25 November 2001 16 June 2003 Labor Simon Crean
Mark Latham[15] Ac.marklatham.jpg 16 June 2003 8 December 2003 Labor
Julia Gillard[16] Julia Gillard 2010.jpg 8 December 2003 10 December 2006 Labor Mark Latham
Kim Beazley
Anthony Albanese[17] Anthony Albanese.jpg 10 December 2006 3 December 2007 Labor Kevin Rudd
Joe Hockey[18] Joe hockey.PNG 2 December 2007 16 February 2009 Liberal  
Brendan Nelson
 
Malcolm Turnbull
  Christopher Pyne[19] Pyne old boy.jpg 16 February 2009 18 September 2013 Liberal
Tony Abbott
Tony Burke Tonyburke.jpg 18 October 2013 Incumbent Labor Bill Shorten

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Parliamentary Library. "Ian McCahon Sinclair". Trove. National Library of Australia. Retrieved 28 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "The House, Government, and Opposition", House of Representatives Infosheet No. 19, October 2010.
  3. ^ Australian Parliamentary Library. "Gordon Scholes". Trove. National Library of Australia. Retrieved 28 March 2012. 
  4. ^ Australian Parliamentary Library. "Mick Young". Trove. National Library of Australia. Retrieved 28 March 2012. 
  5. ^ Australian Parliamentary Library. "C. J. Hurford". Trove. National Library of Australia. Retrieved 28 March 2012. 
  6. ^ Australian Parliamentary Library. "Lionel Bowen". Trove. National Library of Australia. Retrieved 28 March 2012. 
  7. ^ Australian Parliamentary Library. "John Michael Spender". Trove. National Library of Australia. Retrieved 28 March 2012. 
  8. ^ Australian Parliamentary Library. "Wal Fife". Trove. National Library of Australia. Retrieved 28 March 2012. 
  9. ^ Australian Parliamentary Library. "Warwick Smith". Trove. National Library of Australia. Retrieved 28 March 2012. 
  10. ^ Australian Parliamentary Library. "John Howard". Trove. National Library of Australia. Retrieved 28 March 2012. 
  11. ^ Australian Parliamentary Library. "Peter Reith". Trove. National Library of Australia. Retrieved 28 March 2012. 
  12. ^ Australian Parliamentary Library. "Simon Crean". Trove. National Library of Australia. Retrieved 28 March 2012. 
  13. ^ Australian Parliamentary Library. "Bob McMullan". Trove. National Library of Australia. Retrieved 28 March 2012. 
  14. ^ Australian Parliamentary Library. "Wayne Swan". Trove. National Library of Australia. Retrieved 28 March 2012. 
  15. ^ Australian Parliamentary Library. "Mark Latham". Trove. National Library of Australia. Retrieved 28 March 2012. 
  16. ^ Australian Parliamentary Library. "Julia Eilleen Gillard". Trove. National Library of Australia. Retrieved 28 March 2012. 
  17. ^ Australian Parliamentary Library. "Anthony Albanese". Trove. National Library of Australia. Retrieved 28 March 2012. 
  18. ^ Australian Parliamentary Library. "Joseph Benedict Hockey". Trove. National Library of Australia. Retrieved 28 March 2012. 
  19. ^ Australian Parliamentary Library. "Christopher Maurice Pyne". Trove. National Library of Australia. Retrieved 28 March 2012.