The Hon Richard Marles MP was elected to Federal Parliament as the Member for Corio in November 2007. Born and raised in Geelong, Richard is an avid Geelong Cats fan. Richard was educated at Geelong Grammar School and has an LLB (Hons) and BSc from Melbourne University.
Richard is the Deputy Leader of the Australian Labor Party, Shadow Minister for National Reconstruction, Employment, Skills and Small Business, and Shadow Minister for Science.
Richard’s previous appointments include Shadow Minister for Defence, Shadow Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Minister of Trade, Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Parliamentary Secretary for Pacific Island Affairs, Parliamentary Secretary for Innovation and Industry, and Chair of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Affairs.