|Member of the Australian Parliament
24 November 2007
|Preceded by||Cameron Thompson|
26 August 1961 |
|Political party||Australian Labor Party|
|Alma mater||University of Queensland|
Shayne Kenneth Neumann (born 26 August 1961) is an Australian politician. He is an Australian Labor Party member of the Australian House of Representatives since 2007, representing the Division of Blair. On 25 March 2013, Newman was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Attorney-General and Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Ageing.
Neumann sought a rematch in 2007. This time, he was aided by two factors. Firstly, a redistribution of the electoral boundaries, finalised in 2006, pushed Blair further into Ipswich while cutting out the conservative-leaning rural towns of Esk and Kingaroy, roughly halving Thompson's majority. Secondly, there was a big Labor resurgence across the country at the 2007 federal election under the leadership of Kevin Rudd. This resurgence was at its greatest in Queensland; Rudd's home state. Neumann won the seat on a swing of 10.17 percent.
Neumann was reelected in 2010 with only a modest swing against him. He was reelected in 2013, actually picking up a small swing in his favour as Labor lost government. In 2016, Neumann technically made Blair a safe Labor seat by taking 59.2 percent of the two-party vote.
- "Full list of changes to the Gillard ministry". The Sydney Morning Herald. 25 March 2013. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
- "Neumann Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs and Ageing". The Queensland Times. 19 October 2013. Retrieved 12 December 2013.
- 2004 Federal Election, Blair Electorate Profile (ABC)
- 2007 Federal Election, Blair Electorate Profile (ABC)
- Two Party Preferred by State (AEC)
|Parliament of Australia|
|Member for Blair