Shayne Neumann

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The Honourable
Shayne Neumann
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Blair
Assumed office
24 November 2007
Preceded by Cameron Thompson
Personal details
Born (1961-08-26) 26 August 1961 (age 53)
Ipswich, Queensland
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Alma mater University of Queensland
Profession Lawyer

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.[1]

Upon the defeat of the Rudd Government in the Australian Federal Election, 2013, Neumann was promoted to the Shadow Cabinet as Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs and Ageing under new Leader Bill Shorten.[2]

Political career[edit]

Neumann was the Labor candidate for Blair at the 2004 federal election, and was heavily defeated by sitting Liberal member Cameron Thompson. Blair was considered a safe Liberal seat at the time.[3]

Neumann defeated Thompson at his second attempt in 2007. He was aided by two factors. Firstly, a redistribution of the electoral boundaries, finalised in 2006, pushed Blair further into Ipswich, roughly halving Thompson's majority.[4] 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.[5]


External links[edit]

Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Cameron Thompson
Member for Blair