|Preceded by Graham Richardson|
Name Michael Forshaw
|Role Australian Senator|
Spouse(s) Jan Forshaw.
Party Australian Labor Party
|Born 11 January 1952 (age 63)Sydney (1952-01-11) |
Alma mater University of SydneyUniversity of New South Wales
Office Australian Senator since 1994
Education University of Sydney, University of New South Wales
Political party Australian Labor Party
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Michael George Forshaw (born 11 January 1952), Australian politician, was a member of the Australian Senate for the state of New South Wales from May 1994 to June 2011, representing the Australian Labor Party.
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- Early life and education
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Early life and education
Forshaw was admitted as a barrister in 1985.
Forshaw began employment with the Australian Workers' Union in 1975 as an Industrial Officer and was elected as the union's Assistant General Secretary in 1989. In 1991 Forshaw was elected as the General Secretary of the AWU when he negotiated the amalgamation of the AWU with the Federation of Industrial Manufacturing & Engineering Employees (formerly the Federated Ironworkers' Association of Australia) to form the AWU-FIMEE Amalgamated Union. From 1993 until entering the Senate in 1994 Forshaw was the Joint National Secretary of the AWU-FIMEE Amalgamated Union (which changed its name back to the AWU in 1995).
A member of Labor's right faction, on 2 March 2010 Forshaw announced his decision to retire, citing he was making way for outgoing state party boss Matt Thistlethwaite. His term ended on 30 June 2011.
Forshaw is married to retired Sutherland Shire Councillor Jan Forshaw and has three sons, Simon, Martin and Jeremy.