1976-78: Secretary of the Victorian Branch of the ALP.
1983-86: Senior adviser to then Australian Prime Minister, Bob Hawke
1986-87: Consultant to the Premier of Victoria
1988-93: Australian Labor Party National Secretary
1993-98: Deputy Chairman of the Singleton Group
1998- : Independent consultant - Issues Management; Director of Australian Health International; Director of Snowy Hydro Corporation; columnist Australian Financial Review.
As a columnist, Bob Hogg has sometimes expressed views at variance with those of the ALP; during the 1999 debate on a GST he criticised those opposing the tax (including independent Brian Harradine) on the grounds that such a tax would ensure funding for policies traditionally advocated by Labor, such as state schools and hospitals.
He was married to Caroline Hogg (née Kluht) from 1967 to 1996, with whom he had two children. For 17 years Caroline Hogg held a seat in the Victorian Legislative Council, and held various state ministries.
Hogg currently lives in the Sydney suburb of Epping with his partner, Maxine McKew, an Australian journalist and the former Labor member for the Division of Bennelong.
Conflict of Interest
In 1991 Hogg was placed on a A$1000 six-month good-behaviour bond for failing as the National Secretary to declare donations to the Australian Labor Party in the lead up to the 1990 election. The total of the donations was reported as $143,000 consisting of multiple amounts each of a value less than $1000.
He was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in 1995.
He received a Centenary Medal for "significant contribution to Australian politics" in 2001.