John Brumby

John Brumby

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John Mansfield Brumby (born 21 April 1953), is an Australian Labor Party politician who was Premier of Victoria from 2007 to 2010. He became Premier after the resignation of Steve Bracks. He also served as the Minister for Veterans' Affairs and the Minister for Multicultural Affairs. He contested his first election as Premier at the November 2010 Victorian state election. His government was defeated by the Liberal/National Coalition led by Ted Baillieu. Brumby stood down as Labor leader after the election, to be replaced by Daniel Andrews. Brumby resigned from parliament, with a Broadmeadows by-election taking place on 19 February 2011.

Early life

John Brumby was born in Melbourne. He was educated at Ivanhoe Grammar School and then later, Melbourne Grammar School.

He graduated in Commerce (BCom) at University of Melbourne, in 1974. He completed a Diploma of Education (DipEd) at the State College of Victoria at Rusden, in 1975.

He was a teacher at Eaglehawk High School, in Bendigo, from 1976 to 1979. From 1979 to 1983 he was an employee of the Victorian Teachers Union. He was also active in the Australian Labor Party.

Political career

Federal MP

In 1983 Brumby was elected to the Australian House of Representatives for the seat of Bendigo, which he held until his defeat in 1990. A member of the Labor Unity faction, he was a strong supporter of Prime Minister Bob Hawke and an opponent of the Socialist Left faction, which historically had its stronghold in the...
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