Richard Donald Marles is an Australian politician who has been deputy leader of the Australian Labor Party (ALP) and Deputy Leader of the Opposition since May 2019. He has held the Division of Corio in Victoria since the 2007 federal election. He was a parliamentary secretary from 2009 to 2013, and briefly served as Minister for Trade in the second Rudd Government from June to September 2013. He has been a member of the shadow cabinet since Labor's defeat at the 2013 election, and is a senior figure in his state's Labor Right faction.
If Labor’s campaign team intended for Libby Coker to be the star of its Kardinia Park announcement, their hopes were dashed by Cats fanatic and Defence Minister hopeful Richard Marles. The Age - Published