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Simon Crean

Personal data
Date of birth26 February 1949(age 62)
Place of birthMelbourne
Political partyLabor Party
Alma materMonash University
ReligionChristianity
Minister for Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government
Assumed office14 September 2010
Prime ministerJulia Gillard
Preceded byAnthony Albanese (Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government)
Minister for the Arts
Assumed office14 September 2010
Prime ministerJulia Gillard
Preceded byPeter Garrett (Environment Protection, Heritage and the Arts)
Minister for Education
In office28 June 2010 - 14 September 2010
Prime ministerJulia Gillard
Succeeded byPeter Garrett (School Education, Early Childhood and Youth)
Preceded byJulia Gillard
Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations
In office28 June 2010 - 14 September 2010
Prime ministerJulia Gillard
Succeeded byChris Evans (Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations)
Preceded byJulia Gillard
Minister for Social Inclusion
In office28 June 2010 - 14 September 2010
Prime ministerJulia Gillard
Succeeded byTanya Plibersek
Preceded byJulia Gillard
Minister for Trade
In office3 December 2007 - 28 June 2010
Prime ministerKevin Rudd
Succeeded byStephen Smith
Preceded byWarren Truss
Leader of the Opposition
In office11 November 2001 - 2 December 2003
DeputyJenny Macklin
Succeeded byMark Latham
Preceded byKim Beazley
Minister for Employment, Education and Training
In office23 December 1993 - 11 March 1996
Prime ministerPaul Keating
Succeeded byAmanda Vanstone (Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs)
Preceded byKim Beazley
Minister for Primary Industries and Energy
In office4 June 1991 - 23 December 1993
Prime ministerBob Hawke
Paul Keating
Succeeded byBob Collins
Preceded byJohn Kerin

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Simon Findlay Crean (born 26 February 1949) is an Australian politician, and the current Minister for the Arts and Minister for Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government in the Australian Federal Government. He was leader of the Australian Labor Party and Leader of the Opposition at the Federal level, from November 2001 to 2 December 2003. He is the member for the Division of Hotham.

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www.weforum.org 30.01.2010 China, Japan, Korea and ASEAN nations represent one-third of the world's population and hold more than one-half of the world's currency reserves. How can an East Asian Community be achieved? Ahn Ho-Young, Deputy Minister for Trade of the Republic of Korea Simon Crean, Minister of Trade of Australia Nguyen Tan Dung, Prime Minister of Vietnam; Chair, 2010 ASEAN Mari Elka Pangestu, Minister of Trade of Indonesia Abhisit Vejjajiva, Prime Minister of Thailand George Yeo Yong-Boon, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Singapore Moderated by Kishore Mahbubani, Dean, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore; Global Agenda Council on Global Institutional Governance
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Former Labor leader Simon Crean loses ALP Presidential Poll. Join the OC's gloat of freedom.
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Acting Australian Foreign Minister Simon Crean has said there is currently no evidence so far to suggest the killing of Indian Nitin Garg was a racist attack and says this is the view of his friends and family. Crean says it is better to wait for the details and the full facts to emerge rather than speculating and has urged the Indian newspapers to do the same.
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www.abc.net.au Simon Crean is one of the great survivors of Labor Party politics. He's known many highs and lows in his political career and, like Kevin Rudd, knows the bitter reality of being dumped as Labor leader by his party room. He's now been chosen by Julia Gillard to take over her many portfolios: education, employment, workplace relations and social inclusion. The appointment puts Simon Crean back on the political frontline as the election draws near.
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www.abc.net.au | In a Q&A regional special filmed in Albury-Wodonga, Simon Crean, the Minister for Regional Australia, sends the studio audience into rapturous applause by announcing the building of a cancer clinic in Albury.
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Q&A's first ever trip to regional Australia -- the city of Albury-Wodonga on the NSW-Victorian border - was a resounding success and showed just how keen the people of non-metropolitan Australia are to join the national debate. Panellists: the Minister for Regional Australia, Simon Crean; the member for Indi, Sophie Mirabella; Independent MP Tony Windsor; Nick Klomp, Dean of Science at Charles Sturt University; winemaker Eliza Brown; and Alana Johnson, cattle farmer and 2010 Rural Woman of the Year. Watch the full episide on our website: abc.net.au/qanda
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An interview with Australian Trade Minister Simon Crean discussing the current Saudi Australia relationship involving Economy and Investment practices.Interview is by Australian Correspondent of the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) Mr. Khodr Saleh at the Foreign Correspondent Association in Sydney Australia on 16th February 2010.
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And here's an update on the latest with Rio Tinto, the Australian mining company. Four of Rio's employees in China have been detained for more than two weeks, and the case is drawing widespread attention as Chinese authorities issue a statement about the charges. Earlier this month Chinese officials had detained Rio Tinto Executive and Australian national Stern Hu and three Chinese colleagues. They'd accused them of bribery and so-called "stealing state secrets." But now it seems there's more clarity on the allegations. Australia's Foreign Minister Stephen Smith says Chinese officials told him the detentions are based on a criminal investigation of conduct involving iron-ore price negotiations, and not on what Australia considers espionage. The confusion apparently stems from the Chinese regime's vague definition of "state secrets"âwhich apparently includes "commercial and economic matters." On Friday Rio Tinto's Chief Executive Sam Walsh issued a statement that its employees did not bribe Chinese steel mill executives and that the Chinese regime's allegations are, quote, "wholly without foundation." In response, the Chinese regime called Australia's concerns over the detentions as "noise," in one of its rare public statements on the case. Australian authorities are pressing for a quick handling of the case. Australia Trade Minister Simon Crean says the Rio Tinto case sends out an important "signal" to companies planning to do business in China. But he says if the case is <b>...</b>
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Simon Crean assures cairns that Highway Upgrade and Cultural Precinct funds safe in spite of flooding (WIN TV)
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Minister says new hospital needed - Merimbula News Weekly Tweet this news
Merimbula News Weekly--Minister for Regional Australia, -Simon Crean- has admitted that Bega Valley Shire is in need of a new hospital. Speaking on ABC South East radio during his visit to look at major infrastructure issues, Mr Crean said: “If you&apos - Date : Tue, 19 Apr 2011 23:15:36 GMT+00:00
Breakwater wharf extension - Eden Magnet Tweet this news
Eden Magnet--Plans to apply for significant funding to extend the Eden breakwater wharf are nearing the final stages following a flurry of activity last Wednesday when Minister for Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government -Simon Crean - Date : Thu, 21 Apr 2011 04:29:56 GMT+00:00
Q&A Albury line-up confirmed - The Border Mail Tweet this news
The Border Mail--Regional Affairs Minister -Simon Crean-, Independent Tony Windsor and Member for Indi Sophie Mirabella will sit on the panel. The episode will be held at the ALbury Entertainment Centre on May 2.--- - Date : Thu, 21 Apr 2011 09:21:18 GMT+00:00
Broken Hill stockyards making progress - ABC Online Tweet this news
ABC Online--Association president Sue Andrews put forward the case for building stockyards in the Silver City to -Simon Crean-, and spoke about the possibility of applying for funding, through Regional Development Australia. The trip was organised by RDA& - Date : Wed, 20 Apr 2011 23:05:17 GMT+00:00
New courts for Heatherton Christian College - Moorabbin Kingston Leader Tweet this news
Moorabbin Kingston Leader--Hotham federal Labor MP -Simon Crean- opened the complex on April 1. The school opened in 1999 with just 27 students from prep to year 4. Principal Peter Cliffe said it now had 310 students up to year 12 and planned to grow to 6 - Date : Mon, 18 Apr 2011 21:01:07 GMT+00:00
Positive hearing - Barrier Daily Truth Tweet this news
Barrier Daily Truth--Broken Hill's profile with the Federal Minister for Regional Australia has grown exponentially after a delegation from the city met with -Simon Crean- in Canberra yesterday. The seven-member Broken Hill contingent walked away fro - Date : Tue, 19 Apr 2011 01:29:51 GMT+00:00
Crean wants 'compelling arguments for hospital' - ABC Online Tweet this news
ABC Online---Simon Crean- was in Eden-Monaro yesterday, touring key infrastructure, including Merimbula Airport and Eden harbour. Mr Crean says funding for the proposed regional health facility near Bega will be highly competitive. He says Federal and Sta - Date : Thu, 14 Apr 2011 01:03:13 GMT+00:00
Simon Crean visits the South East - ABC Online (blog) Tweet this news
ABC Online (blog)--Minister for Regional Development, Local Government and the Arts, -Simon Crean-, visited the South East this week and Tim Holt spent some time with him. Among other things they touched on the new regional hospital, the port of Eden and - Date : Thu, 14 Apr 2011 05:27:08 GMT+00:00
City funding push - Barrier Daily Truth Tweet this news
Barrier Daily Truth--Broken Hill is preparing to ramp up its push to secure millions of dollars in federal government funding with a delegation of leading stakeholders meeting with the Minister for Regional Australia, -Simon Crean-, in Canberra on Monday. - Date : Wed, 13 Apr 2011 03:02:29 GMT+00:00
Govt committed to regions - Illawara Mercury (blog) Tweet this news
Illawara Mercury (blog)--I won't pretend there are easy solutions, but I am determined to ensure local needs and priorities are better understood by all levels of government. -Simon Crean- is Minister for Regional Australia, Regional Development and - Date : Wed, 13 Apr 2011 12:31:00 GMT+00:00

Preceded by
Cliff Dolan
President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions
1985 - 1990
Succeeded by
Martin Ferguson
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Lewis Kent
Member of Parliament for Hotham
1990 - present
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
Barry Jones
Minister for Science and Technology
1990 - 1991
Succeeded by
Bob Collins
Preceded by
John Kerin
Minister for Primary Industries and Energy
1991 - 1993
Succeeded by
Amanda Vanstone
as Minister for Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs
Preceded by
Kim Beazley
Minister for Employment, Education and Training
1993 - 1996
Succeeded by
Mark Latham
Preceded by
Kim Beazley
Leader of the Opposition
2001 - 2003
Succeeded by
Stephen Smith
Preceded by
Warren Truss
Minister for Trade
2007 - 2010
Succeeded by
Peter Garrett
as Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth
Preceded by
Julia Gillard
Minister for Education
2010
Succeeded by
Chris Evans
as Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations
Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations
2010
Succeeded by
Tanya Plibersek
Minister for Social Inclusion
2010
Succeeded by
Jenny Macklin
Preceded by
Anthony Albanese
as Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government
Minister for Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government
2010 - present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Peter Garrett
as Minister for Environment Protection, Heritage and the Arts
Minister for the Arts
2010 - present
Party political offices
Preceded by
Gareth Evans
Deputy Leader of the Labor Party
1998 - 2001
Preceded by
Kim Beazley
Leader of the Labor Party
2001 - 2003

Current members of the Cabinet of Australia

Gillard * Swan * Evans * Faulkner * Crean * Smith * Roxon * Macklin * Tanner * Albanese * Conroy * Carr * Wong * Garrett * McClelland * Ludwig * Burke * Ferguson * Bowen |

Federal Parliamentary Leaders of the Australian Labor Party

Watson * Fisher * Hughes * Tudor * Charlton * Scullin * Curtin * Chifley * Evatt * Calwell * Whitlam * Hayden * Hawke * Keating * Beazley * Crean * Latham * Beazley * Rudd * Gillard |

Current Members of the Australian House of Representatives from Victoria

LaborAnna Burke * Anthony Byrne * Darren Cheeseman * Simon Crean * Michael Danby * Mark Dreyfus * Martin Ferguson * Steve Gibbons * Julia Gillard * Alan Griffin * Catherine King * Harry Jenkins * Jenny Macklin * Richard Marles * Brendan O'Connor * Nicola Roxon * Bill Shorten * Mike Symon * Lindsay Tanner * Kelvin Thomson * Maria Vamvakinou
LiberalKevin Andrews * Fran Bailey * Bruce Billson * Russell Broadbent * Petro Georgiou * David Hawker * Greg Hunt * Sophie Mirabella * Kelly O'Dwyer * Chris Pearce * Andrew Robb * Tony Smith * Sharman Stone * Jason Wood
NationalDarren Chester * John Forrest



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