Mr Brian Mitchell MP

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Member for Lyons, Tasmania

Positions
Deputy Chair of Joint Standing Committee on the National Broadband Network
Party
Australian Labor Party
Chamber
House of Representatives

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office 1

(Principal Office)

Suite 105, Green Point Plaza
Bridgewater, TAS, 7030

Postal address

PO Box 61
Bridgewater, TAS, 7030

Telephone:
(03) 6263 3721

Electorate Office 2

53B Main Road
Perth, TAS, 7300

Postal address

53B Main Road
Perth, TAS, 7300

Telephone:
(03) 6398 1115
Fax:
(03) 6398 1120

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 4270
Fax:
(02) 6277 8422

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Lyons, Tasmania, 2016.
Committee service
  • House of Representatives Standing: Industry, Innovation, Science and Resources from 15.9.16.
  • Joint Standing: National Broadband Network from 10.10.16 (Deputy Chair from 4.6.18).
Party positions
  • ALP Administrative Committee.
  • Secretary, Foreu-Tasman Branch, 2012-16.
Personal
  • Born 1967, Coventry, UK.
  • Married.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BA (English) (Curtin University of Technology).
  • Manager and kitchenhand, Hungry Jacks, 1982-1989.
  • Supermarket shelf stacker and bar staff, 1984.
  • Journalist, Fremantle Herald, 1989-1991.
  • Publications Officer, ACT Council of Social Service, 1991-1992.
  • Adviser, Hon. LRS Price MP, 1992-1994.
  • Editor, Fremantle Herald, 1994-2007.
  • Chief of Staff, Hon. DJC Kerr SC MP, 2007-2008.
  • Media Consultant, 2008-2016.
Electorate
  • Description: rural.
  • Location: the greater part of rural Tasmania; it includes the towns of Beaconsfield, Bothwell, Bridgewater, Brighton, Campbell Town, Deloraine, Dodges Ferry, Evandale, Exeter, Gagebrook, Longford, Midway Point, New Norfolk, Perth, Port Sorell, St Helens, Sheffield, Sorell and Westbury.
  • Area: 32 910 sq km.
  • Electors enrolled: 76 639 (at 2.7.16).
  • Industries: Fishing, forestry, wool, cattle (dairy and beef), fruit, wine, hydro-power generation, mining and tourism.
  • State electorates: Lyons is co-extensive with the Tasmanian House of Assembly electorate of the same name.