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Greg Combet

Greg Combet
Personal data
Date of birth28 April 1958(age 57)
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales, Australia
Political partyAustralian Labor Party
SpousePetra Hilsen (separated)
Alma materUniversity of New South Wales
University of Sydney
ProfessionTrade unionist and politician
Assumed office24 November 2007
Succeeded byIncumbent
Preceded byKelly Hoare
2nd Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency
Assumed office14 September 2010
Preceded byPenny Wong

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Gregory Ivan Combet AM MP (born 28 April 1958) is an Australian politician and trade unionist. He was Secretary of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) between 2000 and 2007. He was elected member for the New South Wales seat of Charlton for the Australian Labor Party at the 2007 election and was immediately appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Defence Procurement in the First Rudd Ministry on 3 December 2007. Combet is currently the Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency in the Second Gillard Ministry. He had previously served as Assistant Minister to this position, when it was held by Penny Wong.

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