Mr Brett Whiteley MP

Former Member

Liberal Party of Australia
House of Representatives


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. Defeated at general elections 2016.
Parliamentary positions
  • Member, Speaker's Panel from 14.11.13 to 28.9.15.
Committee service
  • State: Joint Standing: Community Development (Tas.).
  • Federal: Joint Standing: Treaties from 4.12.13 to 9.5.16.
  • House of Representatives Standing: Selection from 12.10.15 to 9.5.16.
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.
  • State: Opposition Whip in the House of Assembly 2006-10.
  • Federal: Government Whip from 12.10.15 to 9.5.16.
Party positions
  • Senior Vice-President, Liberal Party (Tas.) 2001-02.
  • Born 1.7.1960, Burnie, Tas.
  • Married.
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.
    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.