Mr Brett Whiteley

Mr Brett Whiteley

Former Member

Liberal Party of Australia
House of Representatives


Parliamentary service
  • State: Shadow Minister for Infrastructure from 2002 to 2006.
  • Federal: Elected to the House of Representatives for Braddon, Tasmania, 2013. Defeated at general elections 2016.
Parliamentary positions
  • Member of the Speaker's Panel from 14.11.2013 to 28.9.2015.
Committee service
  • House of Representatives Standing: Selection served from 12.10.2015 to 9.5.2016
  • Joint Standing: Treaties served from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016
Parliamentary party positions
  • Liberal Party of Australia. Served: 07.09.2013 to 02.07.2016
  • Government Whip in the House of Representatives from 12.10.2015 to 9.5.2016.
Party positions
  • Senior Vice-President of the Liberal Party (Tas.) from 2001 to 2002.
  • Born: 1.7.1960, Burnie, Australia
  • Gender: Male
  • Marital Status: Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • Pastor from 1993 to 1999.
  • Adviser to Senator the Hon. J Newman from 1999 to 2002.
  • Chief Executive Officer of Burnie Sports and Events Pty. Ltd. from 2010 to 2013.
State/Territory Government service
  • Shadow Minister for Infrastructure from 2002 to 2006.
  • Shadow Minister for Local Government from 2002 to 2006.
  • Elected to the Tasmanian House of Assembly for Braddon, 2002. Defeated at general elections 2010.
  • Shadow Treasurer from 2003 to 2006.
  • Shadow Minister for Health and Human Services from 2006 to 2010.
  • Opposition Whip from 2006 to 2010.
Local Government service
  • Alderman, Burnie City Council from 1999 to 2002.
  • Name: Braddon
  • 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
  • Electors enrolled: 72,529 (at 2.7.2016)
  • Industries: forestry, fishing, aquaculture, kelp harvesting, dairying, beef cattle production; vegetable, poppy and pyrethrum growing; vegetable processing, cheese manufacture, sawmilling and wood chipping; mining and tourism; and the Burnie and Devonport sea ports.
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