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The Hon. Chris Bowen MP

Minister for Climate Change and Energy, Australian Parliament

Chris Bowen entered Parliament in 2004 and has held a wide range of portfolios including serving as Treasurer, Minister for Human Services, Minister for Immigration, Minister for Financial Services, Assistant Treasurer, Minister for Competition Policy, Minister for Small Business and Minister for Tertiary Education. Chris has been responsible for a range of significant policy reform programs in these portfolios.

He served as Interim Leader of the Labor Party and Acting Leader of the Opposition following the 2013 Federal election and served as Shadow Treasurer. He is now the Minister for Climate Change and Energy.

Chris served on Fairfield Council for nine years, was a former Mayor of Fairfield Council, and former President of the Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC).

He has a Bachelor of Economics, a Master’s Degree in International Relations and a Diploma in Modern Languages (Bahasa Indonesia). 

He lives in Smithfield with his wife Rebecca, children Grace and Max and his Labradors Ollie and Toby.


See Chris Bowen at the 2022 Better Futures Forum:

Wednesday, 7 September 7:30am - 8:30am AEST | Better Futures Breakfast

Wednesday, 7 September 9.20am - 10.25am AEST | Panel - Renewable Export Opportunities