|Birthname||Robert John Carr|
|born on||28 September 1947 at 00:50 (= 12:50 AM )|
|Place||Matraville, Australia, 33s54, 151e18|
|Timezone||AEST h10e (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||03°39' 02°46 Asc. 02°13'|
Australian journalist, government employee and politician, who served as NSW premier from 4 April 1995 until 3 August 2005. He was the longest continuously serving Premier of the state (only Sir Henry Parkes served longer, although Parkes held the office on five separate occasions).
He was the state member for Maroubra in 1983 and Minister for Planning and Environment, 1984-88; Minister for Heritage 1986-88 and Minister for Consumer Affairs 1986. Carr became active in Labor Party politics as a youth of 15 and completed an arts degree at the U. of NSW before joining ABC as a radio journalist, 1969-78. He married Helena John on 24 February 1973.
From 1972-78, Carr worked as the education officer for the Labor Council of New South Wales and from 1978-83, as a journalist with the Bulletin. On 19 March 1988 the Labor Party was defeated by the Liberals in the state election and on 6 April 1988, following the resignation of Barry Unsworth, he took over as ALP leader. In the state election of 25 March 1994, the ALP defeated the Liberals and on 9 April 1995, he was sworn in as NSW Premier.
A member of the Labor Party, he served in the government of Australia as Minister for Foreign Affairs from March 2012 to September 2013, while also serving in the Australian Senate as a Senator for New South Wales.
- Work : New Career 1969 (Radio journalist, ten years)
- Work : New Career 1972 (Education Officer)
- Work : New Career 1978 (Journalist for the Bulletin, seven years)
- Work : New Job 1983 (State member for Maroubra)
- Work : New Job 1984 (Minister for Planning and Environment, four years)
- Work : New Job 1986 (Minister for Heritage, two years)
- Work : New Job 1986 (Minister for Consumer Affairs)
Dennis Sutton quotes his biography, given in Sutton's 50 Australian charts, published 1996
- Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (From 1973)
- Vocation : Politics : Government employee (Ministerial positions)
- Vocation : Politics : Labor unions (ALP leader)
- Vocation : Politics : Party Affiliation (Labor Party)
- Vocation : Politics : Public office (Premier)
- Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist (Journalist)