Former Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy
Stephen Conroy is a member of the US Studies Centre Board of Directors.
Conroy served as a Senator for Victoria in the Australian Parliament for more than 20 years, including as the Leader of the Government in the Senate and as Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Senate.
During his time in Parliament, Conroy worked across multiple portfolio areas, most notably as the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy where he was responsible for the design and implementation of the National Broadband Network between 2007 and 2013.
Before entering Parliament, Conroy worked at the Transport Workers Union. In 1993, Conroy was elected to Footscray City Council.