Member of the Executive Committee
Bruce was a Senator in the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia from 1981 until 1997. Previously, he was the Assistant General Secretary in the NSW Branch of the Australian Labor Party, an office he held from 1971 until 1980.
Bruce Childs began his life in public office when he was elected as a delegate to the Labor Council of New South Wales in 1954. Three years later, he was elected an organiser with the Printing Union, after which he became secretary of the union and then an executive member of the Labor Council.
He has been a delegate to the Australian Labor Party Annual Conference since 1954. During the 1980s he was convenor of the committee that organised the famous Palm Sunday Nuclear Disarmament Marches in Sydney. Recently, he was a co-convenor of the city's 2002 Palm Sunday March, the November 2002 Walk Against the War, and Sydney's historic February 2003 Peace March. Bruce retired as President of the Evatt Foundation in November 2006. He was made a Life Member of the Evatt Foundation at the AGM of 29 November 2016.