Author Profile

Tim Watts

Tim Watts is the Federal Labor Member for Gellibrand. Prior to being elected in September 2013, Tim was a Senior Manager at Telstra. He was also a corporate lawyer at Mallesons Stephen Jaques, Senior Advisor to former Victorian Premier John Brumby and Deputy Chief of Staff to Senator Stephen Conroy. He has a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from Bond University, Master of Public Policy from Monash University and Master of Politics and Communication from the London School of Economics. While Tim’s ancestors arrived in Australia in the 1840s, his wife arrived in Australia from Hong Kong in the 1980s. In this way, Tim’s children are at once both second and sixth generation Australians. As a result, Tim is passionate about protecting the harmonious multicultural society in which we live and understands the specific needs of our multicultural communities. Tim recently co-authored a book with Clare O’Neil MP, Federal Labor Member for Hotham, titled Two Futures: Australia at a Critical Moment which takes the long term view to policy-making and outlines creative ideas for tackling the policy challenges ahead.

See Tim at the 2016 Festival:

18-06-2016 2.00pm-3.00pm

  Steve Bracks AC talks with Tim Watts, George Megalogenis, and Frank Bongiorno about Australia’s past, its future and books that take a look at who we are, and what we can become. Two Futures: Australia at a Critical Moment,…

Location: Supper Room