Australian Labor Party politician who served on the Tasmanian House of Assembly. He became the Deputy Premier of Tasmania for a second time in 2011.
He attended Burnie Technical College before entering politics.
He resigned from his position as Deputy Premier and Minister for Economic Development and Resources, due to a 2006 scandal over a deal he had made with the Tasmanian Compliance Corporation (TCC).
His family lived in the city of Wollongong in New South Wales, Australia at the time of his birth.
He was born in the same year and belonged to the same political party as former Australian Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd.