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Bowen in 2016
Shadow Treasurer of Australia
Assumed office
18 October 2013
Leader Bill Shorten
Shadowing Joe Hockey
Scott Morrison
Josh Frydenberg
Preceded by Joe Hockey
Leader of the Opposition
In office
18 September 2013 – 13 October 2013
Prime Minister Tony Abbott
Deputy Anthony Albanese
Preceded by Tony Abbott
Succeeded by Bill Shorten
Leader of the Labor Party
Acting
In office
13 September 2013 – 13 October 2013
Deputy Anthony Albanese
Preceded by Kevin Rudd
Succeeded by Bill Shorten
Treasurer of Australia
In office
27 June 2013 – 18 September 2013
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd
Preceded by Wayne Swan
Succeeded by Joe Hockey
Minister for Small Business
In office
4 February 2013 – 22 March 2013
Prime Minister Julia Gillard
Preceded by Brendan O'Connor
Succeeded by Gary Gray
Minister for Immigration and Citizenship
In office
14 September 2010 – 4 February 2013
Prime Minister Julia Gillard
Preceded by Chris Evans
Succeeded by Brendan O'Connor
Minister for Financial Services, Superannuation and Corporate Law
In office
9 June 2009 – 14 September 2010
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd
Julia Gillard
Preceded by Nick Sherry
Succeeded by Bill Shorten
Assistant Treasurer of Australia
In office
3 December 2007 – 8 June 2009
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd
Preceded by Peter Dutton
Succeeded by Nick Sherry
Member of the Australian Parliament
for McMahon
Assumed office
21 August 2010
Preceded by Division Created
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Prospect
In office
9 October 2004 – 21 August 2010
Preceded by Janice Crosio
Succeeded by Division Abolished
Personal details
Born
Christopher Eyles Guy Bowen

17 January 1973 (1973-01-17) (age 48)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Political party Labor
Spouse(s)
Rebecca Mifsud
(m. 2003)
Children 2
Education St Johns Park High School
Alma mater University of Sydney
Profession Politician

Christopher Eyles Guy Bowen (born 17 January 1973) is an Australian politician. He is the current Shadow Treasurer of Australia since October 2013. Bowen is a senior Labor Right figure. He was the Interim Leader of the Labor Party and Leader of the Opposition in 2013 after Labor lost the federal election.

Bowen worked for the Rudd and Gillard Governments as Minister for Financial Services, Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, and Treasurer.

After the Labor's loss in the 2019 federal election, Bowen announced his candidacy in the leadership election to replace Opposition Leader Bill Shorten on 21 May. He withdrew from the race the next day due to lack of support.

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