Josh Burns (politician)

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Josh Burns

Member of the Australian Parliament for Macnamara
Assumed office
18 May 2019
Preceded byNew seat
Personal details
Joshua Solomon Burns

(1987-02-06) 6 February 1987 (age 32)
Political partyAustralian Labor Party

Joshua Solomon Burns (born 6 February 1987) is an Australian politician. Representing the Australian Labor Party, he was elected as the member for the Division of Macnamara in Melbourne (formerly Melbourne Ports) at the 2019 Australian federal election.

Burns was born and raised in Caulfield, a Melbourne suburb which is in his electorate. He is the grandson of a Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany. He was educated at Gardenvale Primary School and Mt Scopus Memorial College. He then went to Monash University, where he graduated in politics.[1] He worked in a number of jobs before entering politics, including as a teacher's aide. Most recently he worked as a Senior Adviser to the Premier of Victoria, Daniel Andrews.

Burns ran as the Labor candidate for the seat of Caulfield in the 2014 Victorian state election and gained a 4.9% swing against Liberal incumbent David Southwick.[2]

At the 2019 election, the renamed electorate was considered a vulnerable seat for Labor.[3] Burns increased Labor's primary vote and comfortably won the seat.

Burns married Zoe Klein in 2015 and they have one daughter, Tia.[4]


  1. ^ "Josh Burns". Retrieved 2019-05-30.
  2. ^ "Caulfield - Victorian Election 2014 - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)". ABC News. Retrieved 2019-05-30.
  3. ^ Towell, Noel (2019-04-16). "With Labor veteran gone, three-way Macnamara fight too close to call". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2019-05-30.
  4. ^ "Josh Burns". Retrieved 2019-05-30.

External links[edit]

[1]Josh Burns Labor Party webpage