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  • Donald Edward Farrell is an Australian politician and former trade union leader. He was a Labor member of the Australian Senate from 2008 to 2014, representing the state of South Australia. Appointed the Parliamentary Secretary for Sustainability and Urban Water on 14 September 2010, Farrell was promoted into the outer ministry on 25 March 2013 as the Minister for Science and Research and the Minister Assisting on Tourism, in the Second Gillard Ministry. On 1 July 2013 Farrell was appointed the Minister for Sport as well as remaining Minister Assisting on Tourism in the Second Rudd Ministry. Before entering the Senate, Farrell was the South Australian secretary and the National President of the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association union and a leader of Labor Unity in South Australia. He was defeated at the 2013 federal election, his term concluding 30 June 2014.

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