Shadow Treasurer, on the Australian Labor Party’s blueprint for an alternative Government

Chris Bowen was elected to the Federal Parliament in 2004.


He was educated at Smithfield Public School and St Johns Park High School; and graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Economics.


In 1995 Chris was elected to Fairfield Council and elected Mayor of Fairfield in 1998. In this time he also served as Chief of Staff to NSW Minister for Roads.


In December 2006, Chris was appointed Shadow Assistant Treasurer and Shadow Minister for Revenue & Competition Policy.


Following the election of the Labor Government in 2007, he was appointed Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Competition Policy and Consumer Affairs.


In June 2009, Chris was elevated to Cabinet as Minister for Human Services. He served later as Minister for Financial Services, Superannuation and Corporate Law; Minister for Immigration and Citizenship; and Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research and Minister for Small Business.


In June 2013 he was appointed Treasurer.


Following the 2013 election, he was appointed Shadow Treasurer.