The CV That Mark Latham Sent To Pauline Hanson

Former politician turned controversial conservative commentator returning to politics. Seeking an upper house position in the NSW state Parliament, as the state leader of Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party.

D.O.B. 28 Feb 1961

Facebook: Mark Latham's Outsiders

Twitter: @realMarkLatham

Key Skills

  • Resilience in a shaky employment environment.
  • Political mastermind. I didn't win an election, but I did win the Labor leadership, and having joined three different political parties have a broad understanding of the Australian political landscape.

Previous Experience

Labor Leader - December 2003 to January 2005

Became the youngest ever party leader since since federation. Narrowly lost the 2004 election to John Howard. Did NOT crush Howard's hand in that handshake, it's a lie, and you definitely shouldn't Google it.

Author -- 2005 to 2006

Published my memoirs, The Latham Diaries, in 2005. It sold very well, a clear mark of my genius not only as a politician but as a writer.

Published A Conga Line of Suckholes in 2006. This was a collection of quotes I found inspiring, amusing or enlightening from my time in politics; in fact it was I, Mark Latham, who called John Howard and his government "a conga line of suckholes on the conservative side of Australian politics".

I wrote a number of other essays, largely about politics, the Labor party, and Australia.

Columnist -- 2007 to 2015

I had a regular column at the Australian Financial Review for eight years, giving my nuanced and straight-shooting take on public figures like domestic violence campaigner Rosie Batty or issues like racism, mental health or socialism.

I was the subject of an unfair campaign by a left-wing delusional journalist, and that is the only reason I lost my job.

I have continued to write 'articles' -- which you could also call Facebook posts -- ever since.

TV host -- December 2016 to March 2017

I started a Sky News program called Outsiders, where myself and my like-minded friends Ross Cameron* and Rowan Dean could discuss subjects like Donald Trump and the "elites" without the kind of bias you see on "their ABC".

Unfortunately, Sky News wasn't happy for me to speak the 'truth' about people like Kristina Keneally, Wendy Harmer and some high school student, so I was forced to relocate my show to Facebook Live. It's another example of my trademark innovation.

Liberal Democratic party member -- March 2017 to September 2018

I joined David Leyonhjelm's Liberal Democrats party after attending a party conference in Sydney and finding that it fit my core values of being pro-free speech, anti-PC culture, and a deep interest in cultural Marxism. Unfortunately, and despite agreeing with about 80-90 percent of their views, it was not a good fit, and I was never put forward to run for a seat.

Education

University of Sydney, Bachelor of Economics (with Honours), 1982

References

Former Labor Leader Kim Beazley

Former Prime Minister John Howard

Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd

Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard

Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott

Domestic Violence Campaigner Rosie Batty

Australian Defence Force Captain Catherine McGregor

Australian Financial Review Editor-In-Chief Michael Stutchbury

Labor Senator Kristina Keneally

BuzzFeed Journalist Mark Di Stefano

A High School Student I Called Gay

Former Sky News Presenter Peter van Onselen

Former Sky News Boss Angelos Frangopoulos

Liberal Democrats Leader David Leyonhjelm

One Nation Leader Pauline Hanson

Lead Photo: Getty

*Could also be hitting you up for a role sometime soon.