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Michael Daley : biography

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Michael John Daley MP (born 1 November 1965), an Australian politician, is a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly representing Maroubra for the Australian Labor Party since 2005. He is currently Shadow Treasurer and Shadow Minister for Finance and Services.

Political career

Daley was elected to represent Maroubra for the Australian Labor Party since 2005 following the retirement from politics of former Premier Bob Carr. Daley served on the backbench until the elevation of Nathan Rees as Premier of New South Wales in September 2008' when Daley became the Minister for Roads. Daley held this portfolio until a Cabinet reshuffle in September 2009 where he was subsequently appointed Minister for Police and Minister for Finance.

When Kristina Keneally became Premier in December 2009 he remained as Minister for Police and Minister for Finance until the 2011 state election. Daley was believed to be a potential candidate for the Labor Leadership, however, did not contest it. As a result, John Robertson was elected unopposd as Keneally's replacement, and Daley was appointed as Shadow Treasurer and Shadow Minister for Finance and Services in the Robertson shadow ministry.

Early life

Daley was educated at Marcellin College, Randwick, finishing in 1983. He spent 13 years as a Customs officer with the Australian Customs Service during which time he studied law at night. In 1998 having completed his legal studies he was admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales as a legal practitioner whereupon he left Customs to pursue a career as a lawyer. He worked for several years in a law firm in the city before spending 5 years as a senior in-house lawyer with NRMA Motoring and Services.

Daley was elected as a Councillor to Randwick City Council in 1995 and served as Deputy Mayor from 2000 to 2004.

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