Mark Butler


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Member for Port Adelaide

Senior Vice-President of the Australian Labor Party
Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy
Deputy Manager of Opposition Business in the House of Representatives

Mark Butler has been the Labor Member for Port Adelaide in the federal parliament since 2007 and is the Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy.

Mark served as Minister for Ageing and Australia’s first Minister for Mental Health in the Gillard Government. He has also held the ministries of Housing, Homelessness, Social Inclusion, Climate Change, Water and the Environment. 

In 2013 Mark was awarded the Alzheimer’s Disease International Award for Outstanding Global Contribution to the Fight against Dementia.

He served as National President of the ALP from 2015-2018.

Mark is the author of Advanced Australia - The Politics of Ageing, published in 2015; and Climate Wars, published in 2017.