| Bob Carr |
|Born||28 September 1947|
|Alma mater||Matraville High School, University of New South Wales|
|Party||Australian Labor Party|
Influential Australian Labor Party politician with a love for lucrative public–private partnerships. In 2021, wants to make the "unvaccinated" pay for their own medical expenses.
Robert John Carr is an Australian retired politician who was Premier of New South Wales from 1995 to 2005, as the leader of the Labor Party. He later entered federal politics as a New South Wales senator, and was Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2012 to 2013.
Carr was born in Sydney and attended the University of New South Wales. Before entering politics he worked as a journalist. Carr entered the New South Wales Legislative Assembly in 1983, and the following year became a cabinet minister. He served under Neville Wran and Barrie Unsworth until the Labor government was defeated in a landslide at the 1988 state election. Carr subsequently replaced Unsworth as party leader, thus becoming leader of the opposition. He led Labor to the 1991 election, where it recovered many of the seats it had lost in 1988, and then became premier after a narrow victory in 1995.
As premier, Carr was known for his emphasis on public–private partnerships to fund infrastructure projects. His government oversaw much of the planning for the 2000 Summer Olympics, which Sydney hosted. Carr was re-elected twice, in 1999 and 2003, eventually resigning as premier in 2005 after 10 years in office. Carr remained a public figure after leaving the premiership, and entered federal politics in 2012 at the urging of Prime Minister Julia Gillard. He was foreign minister under both Gillard and Kevin Rudd, but retired following Labor's defeat at the 2013 federal election.
His wife is the millionaire businesswoman Helena Carr.
In November 2021, Carr called for the "unvaccinated" to "pay for their stupidity".
A Quote by Bob Carr
|AIJAC/Rambam Programs||“The hold of the Israel lobby over Australian politicians is based on two facts: first, donations to the political parties from the Jewish community leadership; second, paid trips to Israel extended to every member of parliament and journalists. From the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) over 700 trips alone. This political influence is particularly noticeable with the Victorian ALP Right and deserves some examination by journalistic sleuths, who seem reluctant to touch the subject. No other community, in my experience, treats politicians as their poodles, even when making a political case...”||2018||Run for Your Life, page 180|
Events Participated in
|WEF/Annual Meeting/2004||21 January 2004||25 January 2004||World Economic Forum|
|2068 billionaires, CEOs and their politicians and "civil society" leaders met under the slogan Partnering for Prosperity and Security. "We have the people who matter," said World Economic Forum Co-Chief Executive Officer José María Figueres.|
|WEF/Annual Meeting/2013||23 January 2013||27 January 2013||Switzerland||2500 mostly unelected leaders met to discuss "leading through adversity"|