Richard Marles Joins the Fray

28 June 2018
Shadow Minister for Defence and Federal Member for Corio Richard Marles MP becomes a patron of The Melanie Jewson Foundation.
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Long time advocate for the Pacific region, Shadow Minister for Defence and Federal Member for Corio Richard Marles MP recently accepted our invitation to become a Patron of The Melanie Jewson Foundation. Richard launched the Foundation back in 2012 and has kept a keen eye on our activities over the last six years. Richard has spent a number of years working with the people of the Pacific, especially in his previous role as Parliamentary Secretary for Pacific Island Affairs. Passionate about the advancement of the Pacific and Australia’s ethical and political responsibilities in the region, Richard brings to the MJF his expertise, vision and great sensibility.

We are incredibly fortunate to have him in our corner.

I am honoured to be a Patron of The Melanie Jewson Foundation. As in the past, I look forward to continuing my advocacy for the Foundation and l’m pleased to assist in advancing the extraordinary work that the Foundation does. I look forward to sharing in the many achievements of the Foundation and contributing to the work that is making a difference to the people of Vanuatu.

–  Richard Marles MP

More About Richard:

Richard Marles is currently the Shadow Minister for Defence and the Federal Member for Corio.

Richard’s previous appointments include 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.

Born in 1967, Richard was raised and educated in Geelong and went on to study Law and Science, achieving a LLB (Hons) and a BSc from the University of Melbourne. He is a devoted Geelong Cats supporter, golf fanatic and local history enthusiast. He lives in Geelong with his wife Rachel and has four children, Sam, Isabella, Harvey and Georgia.

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