Robert Coombs

Robert Coombs

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office = Member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly
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party = Australian Labor Party
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Robert Darcy Coombs is an Australian politician and Australian Labor Party member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly. Coombs has represented the electorate of Swansea since 24 March 2007.

Coombes is the son of Max and Clare Coombs and has one brother and two sisters. He went to school at Swansea High School.

He jointed the Australian Merchant Navy in the 1970s working on BHP vessels sailing out of Newcastle. He joined the Maritime Union of Australia, and eventually rose to become the Sydney Branch Secretary of that union, as well as its National President. He also became an Executive Member of Unions NSW. He resigned those roles upon being elected to Parliament.

Coombs supports the role of education for the Australian Aboriginal community, and continues to be the chairperson of Tranby Aboriginal College.

Coombs was elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly in March 2007 for the electorate of Swansea.

Coombs is the Caucus chairman. [,22049,24021103-5001021,00.html] He is also a Member of the Committee on the Independent Commission Against Corruption and also a Member of the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters.

He is married to Yasmin and has three daughters. []


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