|Greg Combet - Member for Charlton
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Parliament House Office
PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Canberra ACT 2600
Tel:(02) 6277 4771
Fax:(02) 6277 8549
Charlton Electorate Office
Suite 7, Level 1
342 Main Road
Cardiff NSW 2285
Toll Free:1300 301 798
Tel:(02) 4954 2611
Fax:(02) 4954 2655 Biography
The Hon Greg Combet AM MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Defence Procurement and Member for Charlton, is married to Petra and they have 3 children.
Mr Combet grew up in western Sydney and worked as a trades assistant, in coal mining, and in a range of community organisations.
He has university degrees in mining engineering and economics. He also has a graduate diploma in labour relations and the law.
Mr Combet joined the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) in 1993 and was leader of the ACTU from 1999 to 2007. In his work at the ACTU, Mr Combet oversaw numerous national wage cases to secure pay rises for low-paid Australian workers.
Mr Combet also led the union movement in the high profile 1998 waterfront dispute, the union campaign that secured employee entitlements for 16,000 workers after the collapse of Ansett, and the campaign that secured a multi-billion dollar settlement for Australian asbestos victims from James Hardie.
Mr Combet is a former director of Members Equity Bank and the $30 billion fund Australian Super. He was awarded a member of the Order of Australia in 2006.
On 25 February 2009, Greg was appointed as Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change. He was previously Parliamentary Secretary for Defence Procurement.