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Bob Carr Bob Carr i(A31740 works by) (a.k.a. Robert John Carr)
Born: Established: 1947 Maroubra, Randwick area, Sydney Eastern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Male
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Bob Carr was the Labor member for the New South Wales seat of Maroubra from 1983 to 2005. Carr became Premier of New South Wales in 1999, having been Leader of the Opposition from April 1988 to March 1995. He remained Premier until his retirement from politics in 2005.

In 2012, Carr was selected to fill a Senate vacancy in the federal parliament. He was sworn in as Senator and Minister for Foreign Affairs on 13 March 2012.

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Awards for Works

Diary of a Foreign Minister 2014 single work autobiography diary

'Six years after vacating his position as the longest-serving Premier of New South Wales, Bob Carr returned to politics in his dream job: as Foreign Minister of Australia and a senior federal cabinet minister.

'For 18 months he kept a diary documenting a whirl of high-stakes events on the world stage – the election of Australia to the UN Security Council, the war in Syria and meetings with the most powerful people on the planet. And they all unfold against the gripping, uncertain domestic backdrop of Labor Party infighting, plummeting polls and a leadership change from Gillard back to Rudd.

'This compelling diary provides an intimate glimpse into the day-to-day workings of a foreign minister and proves that Carr is not only a master politician and statesman, but a great writer as well.' (Publication summary)

2015 winner Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Small Publishers' Adult Book of the Year
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