Mark Butler

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The Honourable
Mark Butler
MP
Mark Butler.jpg
Minister for Climate Change
In office
1 July 2013 – 18 September 2013
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd
Preceded by Greg Combet
Succeeded by Office abolished
Minister for the Environment and Water
In office
1 July 2013 – 18 September 2013
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd
Preceded by Tony Burke
Succeeded by Greg Hunt (as Minister for Environment)
Minister for Social Inclusion
In office
14 December 2011 – 1 July 2013
Prime Minister Julia Gillard
Kevin Rudd
Preceded by Tanya Plibersek
Succeeded by Office Abolished
Minister for Mental Health and Ageing
In office
12 September 2010 – 1 July 2013
Prime Minister Julia Gillard
Kevin Rudd
Preceded by Nicola Roxon
Succeeded by Jacinta Collins
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Port Adelaide
Incumbent
Assumed office
24 November 2007
Preceded by Rod Sawford
Personal details
Born (1970-07-08) 8 July 1970 (age 44)
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Alma mater University of Adelaide
Deakin University
Profession Trade Unionist
Politician

Mark Christopher Butler (born 8 July 1970) has been the Australian Labor Party representative for the electoral division of Port Adelaide in north-western Adelaide, South Australia since the 2007 federal election. Butler was the Minister for Climate Change and Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Water in the Second Rudd Ministry. He was educated at the University of Adelaide where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws. He also holds a Master of International Relations from Deakin University.

Political career[edit]

In a 2009 First Rudd Ministry reshuffle, Butler was appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Health. On 14 September 2010, he was sworn in as Minister for Mental Health and Ageing in the Second Gillard Ministry. On 12 September 2011 he was given the added responsibility of Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Mental Health Reform. On 14 December 2011, Butler's ministry was renamed Mental Health and Aged Care, and he became a member of Cabinet.[1]

Butler was head of the left Labor faction in South Australia,[2] until federal responsibilities saw him step back from the role to be replaced by David Gray,the Assistant Secretary of United Voice SA Branch.[3]

Mark Butler speaking at the Peoples Climate March in Melbourne, September 2014

Personal life[edit]

Butler is a great great-grandson and great grandson respectively of conservative former Premiers Sir Richard B. Butler and Sir Richard L. Butler.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thompson, Jenny (12 December 2001). "Gillard unveils expanded Cabinet". ABC News (Australia). Retrieved 11 July 2013. 
  2. ^ Manning, Haydon. "Mike Rann". Yes, Premier: Labor Leadership in Australia's States and Territories (Google Books). p. 215. 
  3. ^ Kelton, Greg (4 March 2009). "ALP's new Dons make their play". The Advertiser (Adelaide). Retrieved 11 July 2013. 

External links[edit]

Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Rod Sawford
Member for Port Adelaide
2007–present
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
Justine Elliot
Minister for Mental Health and Ageing
2010–2013
Succeeded by
Jacinta Collins
Preceded by
Tanya Plibersek
Minister for Social Inclusion
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Julie Collins
Preceded by
Tony Burke
Minister for Environment and Water
2013
Succeeded by
Greg Hunt (Designate)
as Minister for Environment
Preceded by
Greg Combet
Minister for Climate Change
2013
Succeeded by
Office abolished