Joe Ludwig
Place of Birth: Longreach, Queensland
Date of Birth: July 21, 1959
Age: 60 Years Old
Astrology: Cancer
Residence: Longreach, Queensland
Hair Colour: Brown
Eye Colour: Brown
Specialisation: Politics
Fan Sites: www.alp.org.au/people/ludwig_joe.php,
www.aph.gov.au/SENATE/senators/homepages/senators.asp?id=84N,
www.mhs.gov.au
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Joe Ludwig is an Australian politician who was born on 21 July, 1959, in Longreach, Queensland. He has been a member of the Australian Labor Party’s Australian Senate, representing the division of Queensland, since July 1999.

His father, Bill Ludwig, has been heavily involved with the unions and is the National President of the Australia’s Workers Union – which is one of the largest trade unions in Australia. Joe Ludwig studied at the University of Queensland and graduated from there with a degree in Arts. He also studied at the Queensland University of Technology, graduating with a degree in law, and also at the Australian National University, where he studied Law post-grad. Prior to entering the political world, Joe Ludwig worked as a barrister and was an industrial advocate for the WU from 1988-1989.

After entering Parliament, Joe Ludwig was working as Deputy Opposition Whip in the Senate for the period of 2001 to 2001. In October 2004, Joe Ludwig was elected into the Opposition Shadow Ministry and was appointed to portfolio of Shadow Minister for Justice and Customs, as well as Manager of Opposition Business in the Senate.

After fulfilling these roles, Joe Ludwig was promoted to the position of Shadow Attorney-General, whilst maintaining the role of Manager of Opposition Business. Following the success of the Australian Labor Party in the 2007 Federal Election, Joe Ludwig was appointed Minister for Human Services, which is the role in which he is currently serving.

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