Mr Brett Whiteley MP

Brett Whiteley

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Member for Braddon, Tasmania

Party
Liberal Party of Australia
Chamber
House of Representatives

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Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 4387
Fax:
(02) 6277 2335

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

Shop 2-32 Wilmot Street
Burnie, TAS, 7320

Postal address
PO Box 908
Burnie, TAS, 7320

Telephone:
(03) 6431 1333
Fax:
(03) 6431 5680

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Alternative URL

www.aph.gov.au/B_Whiteley_MP

Biography

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Parliamentary service

  • State: elected to the Tasmanian House of Assembly for Braddon 2002. Defeated 2010.
  • Federal: elected to the House of Representatives for Braddon, Tasmania, 2013.

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Parliamentary positions

  • Member, Speaker's Panel from 14.11.13.

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Committee service

  • State: Joint Standing: Community Development (Tas.).
  • Federal: Joint Standing: Treaties from 4.12.13.

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Parliamentary party positions

  • State: Shadow Minister for Infrastructure (Tas.) 2002-06; Shadow Minister for Local Government (Tas.) 2002-06; Shadow Treasurer (Tas.) 2003-06; Shadow Minister for Health and Human Services (Tas.) 2006-10.
  • Opposition Whip in the House of Assembly (Tas.) 2006-10.

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Party positions

  • Senior Vice-President, Liberal Party (Tas.) 2001-02.

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Personal

  • Born 1.7.1960, Burnie, Tas.
  • Married.

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Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament

  • Pastor 1993-99.
  • Adviser to Senator the Hon. JM Newman 1999-2002.
  • Member, Tasmanian House of Assembly 2002-10 (see Parliamentary service above).
  • CEO, Burnie Sports and Events Pty Ltd 2010-13.

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Local government service

  • Alderman, Burnie City Council 1999-2002.

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Electorate

  • Description: rural.
    Location: north-west and west Tasmania; it includes the cities of Burnie and Devonport, and the towns of Currie, Latrobe, Penguin, Queenstown, Rosebery, Smithton, Somerset, Stanley, Strahan, Ulverstone, Waratah, Wynyard and Zeehan. It also includes King Island.
    Area: 20 826 sq km (approx.).
    Electors enrolled: 71 718 (at 7.9.13).
    Industries: forestry, fishing, kelp harvesting, dairying, cheese, beef cattle production, vegetable growing and processing, poppies, pyrethrum, sawmills, paper mills, weaving mills, lead, zinc, iron ore, manufacturing, wind industry, telecommunications, ports, airports and tourism.
    State electorates: Braddon is co-extensive with the Tasmanian House of Assembly electorate of the same name.

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