|Assumed office |
3 December 2007
|Preceded by||Robert Ray|
|Born||16 September 1943 |
Ryde, NSW, Australia
|Political party||Australian Labor Party|
Robert John "Bob" Debus (born 16 September 1943) is an Australian Labor politician. The prefix The Honourable or The Honorable (abbreviated to " The Hon A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a Parliament. The Australian Minister for Home Affairs has been the Hon Bob Debus MP since 3 December 2007. Events 1800 - War of the Second Coalition: Battle of Hohenlinden, French Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Robert Ray may refer to Robert D Ray (born 1928 Governor of Iowa 1969 to 1983 Robert Ray (Australian politician (born 1947 The Division of Macquarie is an Australian Electoral Division in New South Wales. Events 1400 - Owain Glyndŵr is declared Prince of Wales by his followers Year 1943 ( MCMXLIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Ryde is a Suburb on the Lower North Shore of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. Events 1400 - Owain Glyndŵr is declared Prince of Wales by his followers Year 1943 ( MCMXLIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. Before his retirement from the New South Wales Legislative Assembly at the 2007 state election, he held the portfolios of Attorney-General, Minister for the Environment and Minister for the Arts. The Legislative Assembly, or lower house is one of the two chambers of the Parliament of New South Wales. In the Federal election of 24 November, 2007, he won the Federal seat of Macquarie. Federal elections for the Parliament of Australia were held on Saturday 24 November 2007 after a 6-week campaign in which 13 The Division of Macquarie is an Australian Electoral Division in New South Wales. He is now the Minister for Home Affairs in the First Rudd Ministry. The Australian Minister for Home Affairs has been the Hon Bob Debus MP since 3 December 2007. The First Rudd Ministry ( Australian Labor Party) is the 65th Australian ministry. Debus is a prominent member of Labor's left faction.
Debus was born in Ryde, New South Wales and educated at Homebush Boys High School and Sydney University, graduating in Law and Arts in 1967. Ryde is a Suburb on the Lower North Shore of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Homebush Boys High School, founded in 1936 is a comprehensive public High school for boys The University of Sydney (informally Sydney Uni or USyd) is the oldest university in Australia He worked as a publisher and lawyer. He worked as an ABC broadcaster, and was Executive Producer of the ABC's Department of Radio Talks and Documentaries 1970. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation, commonly abbreviated to the 'ABC' is Australia's national public broadcaster. He was also Executive Director of Australian Freedom from Hunger Campaign and Community Aid Abroad 1988-94, and advisor to Federal Minister for Administrative Services 1994-95. 
Debus was the member for Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, from 1981 to 1988. Blue Mountains is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. Sydney (ˈsɪdniː is the most populous city in Australia, with a Metropolitan area population of approximately 4 He was Minister for Employment from 1984 to 1986 and Minister for Finance from 1984 to 1988.
Debus was also member for Blue Mountains from 1995 to 2007. He has held several Ministerial positions in the NSW Government, including:
On 30 October 2006, he announced that he would retire from state politics at the March 2007 election. Events 637 - Antioch surrenders to the Muslim forces under Rashidun Caliphate after the Battle of Iron bridge. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.
On 16 November 2006, Debus was accused by Liberal Party leader Peter Debnam under Parliamentary Privilege of being under investigation by the Police Integrity Commission. The Liberal Party of Australia is an Australian political party. Peter John Debnam (born 21 April 1954) is an Australian politician and member for the New South Wales seat of Vaucluse. Parliamentary privilege, also known as absolute privilege, is a legal mechanism employed within the legislative bodies of countries whose Constitutions are based on The Police Integrity Commission was established in 1996 upon the recommendation of the Royal Commission in to the New South Wales Police Service In response the Government released a Police report stating that a minister had been the subject of complaints (not an investigation) which were dismissed in 2003 as spurious and groundless. The report did not name the minister concerned as it was deemed to be 'not in the public interest'.  When Mr Debnam failed to provide evidence to support his claims, he was censured by Parliament for misleading the House. 
It was subsequently reported that Mr Debnam's source for the accusation was a convicted bank robber and child sex offender with a long history of making unsubstantiated allegations. 
On 30 March 2007 Debus confirmed longstanding rumours that he would seek preselection for the Federal seat of Macquarie. Events 240 BC - 1st recorded Perihelion passage of Halley's Comet. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The Division of Macquarie is an Australian Electoral Division in New South Wales. The seat's boundaries are largely the same as those of his former State seat and, after a redistribution, the seat's then sitting member, Kerry Bartlett of Liberal, would have required a pro-Liberal swing of 0. Kerry Joseph Bartlett (born 15 April 1949) is an Australian politician The Liberal Party of Australia is an Australian political party. 5% to retain the seat. On November 24, 2007 Debus won the election for Macquarie with a strong swing to Labor. Events 380 - Theodosius I makes his adventus, or formal Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. On November 29 Kevin Rudd announced he would be part of his new ministry. Events 1777 - San Jose California, is founded as el Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe  He was appointed Minister for Home Affairs in Kevin Rudd's First Rudd Ministry on 3 December 2007. The Australian Minister for Home Affairs has been the Hon Bob Debus MP since 3 December 2007. Kevin Michael Rudd (born 21 September 1957 is the 26th and current Prime Minister of Australia and federal leader of the Centre-left Australian Labor The First Rudd Ministry ( Australian Labor Party) is the 65th Australian ministry. Events 1800 - War of the Second Coalition: Battle of Hohenlinden, French  This is a new ministry, and he is responsible for domestic law enforcement, including the Australian Federal Police and the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation. The Australian Federal Police (AFP is the Federal police agency of the Commonwealth of Australia.
|New title||Minister for Home Affairs|
2007 – present
|Parliament of Australia|
|Member for Macquarie|
2007 – present
|NAME||Debus, Robert John|
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Debus, Bob|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||New South Wales politician|
|DATE OF BIRTH||16 September 1943|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Ryde, New South Wales, Australia|
|DATE OF DEATH|
|PLACE OF DEATH|