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Tim Watts is an Australian politician. He is a member of the Australian Labor Party (ALP) and has been a member of the House of Representatives since the 2013 federal election, representing the Victorian seat of Gellibrand. Since 1 June 2022, Watts has served as Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs in the ministry of Anthony Albanese.
|Net Worth||$2 million|
Timothy Graham Watts was born on June 8, 1982 (age 40 years) in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. He is a descendant of John Watts, an immigrant from England who was a member of the first parliament of Queensland. Watts attended Centenary Heights State High School in Toowoomba. He holds a Bachelor of Laws with Honours from Bond University, a Master of Public Policy and Management from Monash University and a Master of Science in Politics and Communications from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Tim Watts worked as a solicitor with Mallesons Stephen Jaques from 2003 to 2005. He subsequently worked for Senator Stephen Conroy as deputy chief of staff from 2005 to 2009, and briefly as a senior adviser to Victorian premier John Brumby. In 2009 he was recruited by Telstra to advise on the company’s relationship with the new National Broadband Network, with the title of corporate relations manager.
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Watts’ appointment was seen as part of a strategy by the new CEO David Thodey to repair Telstra’s relationship with the federal government, which had deteriorated under his predecessor Sol Trujillo. In April 2013, Watts won ALP preselection for the Division of Gellibrand, following the retirement of the incumbent MP Nicola Roxon. He was initially one of five candidates for preselection, including future senator Kimberley Kitching and Roxon’s preferred candidate Katie Hall. However, the others withdrew prior to the final ballot. He reportedly had the support of Stephen Conroy’s Centre Unity faction.
He retained Gellibrand for the ALP at the 2013 federal election. In parliament, he has served on a number of standing committees. Following the 2019 election, he was appointed to new leader Anthony Albanese’s shadow ministry as an assistant shadow minister with the portfolios of communications and cyber security. In February 2021 he announced plans for a national ransomware strategy.
In 2020, Watts was mentioned in secret recordings made by ALP powerbroker Adem Somyurek, who described him as “bowing to me” However, following the murder of Fiona Warzywoda in the electorate in 2014, Watts campaigned for preventing and removing family violence across Melbourne’s West and Australia. In 2014, Watts launched the bipartisan ‘Parliamentarians against Family Violence’ with Coalition MP’s Andrew Broad and Ken Wyatt. Australian of the Year, Rosie Batty addressed a meeting of the group in 2015, expressing that ‘Cross-party commitment is important to the issue of family and domestic violence.
In 2015, Watts and fellow Labor MP Terri Butler introduced a private member’s bill to criminalize the non-consensual sharing of private sexual material. In an opinion piece published by the Chifley Research Centre, Watts called for action in response to the issue of family violence. He has written on the importance of engaging with the states, territories and relevant stakeholders, as well as the use of effective communication in achieving successful policy outcomes on the issue.
Tim Watts has been an outspoken advocate of Australian Aid in the Parliament and has traveled to Cambodia and Papua New Guinea to visit Australian-funded development programs in those countries. Watts has been an advocate of greater Australian engagement in Asia, speaking frequently about Asian-Australian diaspora communities. He has been a delegate to a number of bilateral events such as the Australian Chinese Youth Dialogue, Australian Indian Youth Dialogue and CAUSINDY. He was also a program participant for the Asialink Leaders Course in 2017.
Watts has also written about the economic growth of Indonesia in recent years, stating “there is no other nation in Asia more important to our future than Indonesia”. Subsequently, Tim Watts has called for an increase in the cap on working holiday visas for Indonesians and argued that it is time Australians consider Indonesia as “critical” to both the economic prosperity and security of the country.
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He has written on the importance of multiculturalism in modern Australian society, and in doing so has called for a new Australian flag that does not bear the Union Jack. He described the importance of national symbols and the importance in ensuring they are reflective of the ‘modern, multicultural, Southeast Asian nation we have become.
Tim Watts’s net worth?
How much is Tim Watts worth? Tim Watts’s net worth is estimated at around $2 million. His primary source of income is from his working career as a politician. Tim Watts’s salary per month with other career earnings is over $400,000 dollars annually. He is one of the richest and most influential politicians in Australia. His remarkable career achievements have earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. Tim Watts stands at an appealing height of 1.75m and has a good body weight which suits his personality.