Walt Secord

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Walt Secord

Shadow Treasurer of New South Wales
Assumed office
2 July 2019
LeaderJodi McKay
ShadowingDominic Perrottet
Preceded byRyan Park
Member of the New South Wales Legislative Council
Assumed office
24 May 2011
Personal details
Born (1964-12-25) 25 December 1964 (age 54)
Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, Ontario, Canada
NationalityCanadian-Australian
Political partyLabor Party
Alma materYork University
OccupationJournalist

Walter "Walt" Secord (born 25 December 1964) is a Canadian-born Australian politician. He has been a Labor Party member of the New South Wales Legislative Council since May 2011, when he was elected to fill the vacancy left by the retirement of Eddie Obeid.[1] Secord was previously the Chief of Staff to former NSW Premier, Kristina Keneally.

Secord was born in Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, Ontario, Canada, and is of Canadian aboriginal ancestry.[2] He studied arts at York University in Toronto, and worked as a journalist for the Toronto Star before emigrating to Australia in September 1988.[3] He became an Australian citizen in June 1992.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Hon. Walter SECORD, MLC". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  2. ^ First Nations Citizen Serves in Australian Parliament, Indian Country Today Media Network, 21 June 2011.
  3. ^ Aston, Heath: Warrior who served many chiefs, The Sydney Morning Herald, 12 June 2011.
  4. ^ Walt Secord new Labor Duty MLC, Tamworth City News.