Parliament Office Electorate Office Connect Electorate details Parliament Office PO Box 6022 House of Representatives Parliament House Canberra ACT 2600 Telephone: (02) 6277 4278 Fax: (02) 6277 8561 Connect with Ms Michelle O'Byrne MP Websites Speeches The first speech is not yet availableRecent speech Browse all speeches (Hansard) Biography Parliamentary service Elected to the House of Representatives for Bass, Tasmania, 1998 and 2001. Defeated at general elections 2004. Committee service House of Representatives Standing: Transport and Regional Services from 20.3.02 to 20.8.02 and from 2.12.02 to 31.8.04. Parliamentary party positions Parliamentary Secretary to the Shadow Minister for Communications from 18.2.03 to 22.10.04. Party positions Delegate, ALP State Conference 1992, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001.Member, ALP Youth Policy Committee (Tas) from 1996.Member, ALP Social Policy Committee (Tas) from 1996. Personal Born 6.3.1968 at Launceston, Tasmania.Married. Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament BA (Tas).Industrial Officer, Miscellaneous Workers' Union 1992-96.Jobskills Program, Liquor, Hospitality and Miscellaneous Workers' Union.Electorate officer to Senator K O'Brien 1996-98.Trades and Labour Council Women's Committee 1992-96.Trades and Labour Council Youth Committee 1992-96. Electorate Description: provincial.Location: north-east Tasmania; it includes the city of Launceston and the towns of Branxholm, Bridport, Derby, Gladstone, Lilydale, Legana, Ringarooma and Scottsdale. It also includes Cape Barren Island, Clarke Island and Flinders Island are in this division.Area: 7343 sq km (approx.).Electors enrolled: 65 927 (at 10.11.01).Industries: farming, fishing, textile industry, aluminium and ferrous metals, wool, meat, woodchips, timber, boat building, a brewery and tourism.State electorates: Bass is co-extensive with the Tasmanian House of Assembly electorate of the same name.