Kim Beazley's career highlights

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KIM BEAZLEY'S EDUCATION AND CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

- Awarded the Rhodes Scholarship for WA in 1973

- Completed a Master of Philosophy at Oxford University in 1976

- Taught at Murdoch University from 1976 to 1980

- Joined federal parliament in 1980, representing the seat of Swan and later Brand

- A minister from 1983 to 1996 in the Hawke and Keating Labor governments

- Deputy prime minister from 1995 to 1996

- Leader of the Opposition from 1996 to 2001, and 2005 to 2006

- Retired from parliament in 2007

- Winthrop professor at University of WA in 2007

- Chancellor of the Australian National University from 2008 to 2009

- Awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia in 2009

- Australian ambassador to the United States from 2010 to 2016

- President of the Australian Institute for International Affairs in 2015

- Re-joined UWA as an honorary fellow at the Law School in 2016

- Senior research fellow at the Perth USAsia Centre in 2016

- Appointed the 33rd governor of WA in April 2018.