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Mr Brian Mitchell MP

Mr Brian Mitchell MP

Member for Lyons, Tasmania

Positions
Deputy Chair of Standing Committee on Agriculture and Water Resources
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. Re-elected 2019.
Committee service
  • Joint Standing: National Broadband Network from 10.10.2016 (Deputy Chair from 4.6.2018 to 12.9.2018).
  • House of Representatives Standing: Industry, Innovation, Science and Resources from 15.9.2016 to 11.4.2019; Agriculture and Water Resources from 22.7.2019 (Deputy Chair from 25.7.2019).
Party positions
  • Member of the Australian Labor Party Administrative Committee.
  • Secretary of the Australian Labor Party Sorell-Tasman Branch from 2012 to 2016.
Personal
  • Born 1967, Coventry, England
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BA(Eng) (Curtin University of Technology).
  • Manager and kitchenhand at Hungry Jacks from 1982 to 1989.
  • Supermarket shelf stacker and bar staff, 1984.
  • Journalist for the Fremantle Herald from 1989 to 1991.
  • Publications Officer for the Council of Social Service (ACT) from 1991 to 1992.
  • Adviser to the Hon. L Price MP from 1992 to 1994.
  • Editor of the Fremantle Herald from 1994 to 2007.
  • Chief of Staff to the Hon. D Kerr SC MP from 2007 to 2008.
  • Media Consultant from 2008 to 2016.
Electorate
  • Name: Lyons
  • Location: The Division of Lyons consists of the: Municipality of Break O'Day, Municipality of Brighton, Municipality of Central Highlands, Municipality of Derwent Valley, Municipality of Glamorgan-Spring Bay, Municipality of Kentish, Municipality of Meander Valley, Municipality of Northern Midlands, Municipality of Sorell, Municipality of Southern Midlands, Municipality of Tasman, part of the City of Clarence.
  • Area: 35,722 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 79,625 (at 5.6.2019)
  • Industries: Fishing, forestry, wool, cattle (dairy and beef), fruit, wine, hydro-power generation, mining and tourism.