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  • Mark Victor Arbib is a former Australian politician and trade unionist, who was a Labor member of the Australian Senate from July 2008 to 5 March 2012, representing the state of New South Wales. He was the Australian Labor Party State Secretary of the New South Wales branch from 2004 to 2007. In February 2009, he was appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Government Service Delivery, a position within the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. He later served as Minister for Indigenous Employment and Economic Development, the Minister for Sport and Minister for Social Housing and Homelessness. On 27 February 2012, after former prime minister Kevin Rudd failed in an unsuccessful leadership challenge to Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Arbib announced he would shortly be resigning as a minister and senator. His resignation from the ministry was effective 2 March, and his resignation as a senator was submitted on 5 March.

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