Michael Daley

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The Honourable
Michael Daley
MP
Deputy Leader of the Opposition
Assumed office
7 March 2016
Leader Luke Foley
Preceded by Linda Burney
Member of the New South Wales Parliament
for Maroubra
Assumed office
17 September 2005
Preceded by Bob Carr
Minister for Police
In office
14 September 2009 – 28 March 2011
Premier Nathan Rees
Kristina Keneally
Preceded by Tony Kelly
Succeeded by Mike Gallacher
Personal details
Born (1965-11-01) 1 November 1965 (age 51)
Political party Australian Labor Party (NSW Branch)
Profession Lawyer
Website michaeldaley.com.au

Michael John Daley MP (born 1 November 1965[1]), an Australian politician, is a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly representing Maroubra for the Australian Labor Party since 2005. He is currently the Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Shadow Minister for Planning and Infrastructure, Shadow Minister for Gaming and Racing and Manager of Opposition Business.[1]

Biography[edit]

Daley was educated at Marcellin College, Randwick, finishing in 1983. He spent 13 years as a Customs officer with the Australian Customs Service during which time he studied law at night. In 1998 having completed his legal studies he was admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales as a legal practitioner and began to pursue a career as a lawyer, and worked for a year in a law firm in central Sydney before spending five years as a senior in-house lawyer with NRMA Motoring and Services.[1]

Daley was elected as a Councillor to Randwick City Council in 1995 and served as deputy mayor from 2000 to 2004.[1]

Political career[edit]

Daley was elected to represent Maroubra for the Australian Labor Party in 2005 following the retirement from politics of former premier Bob Carr.[1] Daley served on the backbench until the elevation of Nathan Rees as Premier of New South Wales in September 2008 when Daley became the Minister for Roads. Daley held this portfolio until a cabinet reshuffle in September 2009 where he was subsequently appointed Minister for Police and Minister for Finance.

When Kristina Keneally became Premier in December 2009 he remained as Minister for Police and Minister for Finance until the 2011 state election. Daley was believed to be a potential candidate for the Labor leadership, however, did not contest it.[2] As a result, John Robertson was elected unopposed as Keneally's replacement,[3] and Daley was appointed as Shadow Treasurer and Shadow Minister for Finance and Services[1] in the Robertson shadow ministry.

References[edit]

Civic offices
Preceded by
Shane Barber
Deputy Mayor of Randwick
2000 – 2004
Succeeded by
Bruce Notley-Smith
Parliament of New South Wales
Preceded by
Bob Carr
Member for Maroubra
2005 – present
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
Eric Roozendaal
Minister for Roads
2008 – 2009
Succeeded by
David Campbell
Preceded by
Tony Kelly
Minister for Police
2009 – 2011
Succeeded by
Mike Gallacher
as Minister for Police and Emergency Services
Preceded by
Joe Tripodi
Minister for Finance
2009 – 2011
Succeeded by
Greg Pearce
as Minister for Finance and Services
Preceded by
Linda Burney
Deputy Leader of the Opposition of New South Wales
2016 – present
Incumbent
Party political offices
Preceded by
Linda Burney
Deputy Leader of the Australian Labor Party
in New South Wales

2016 – present
Incumbent