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.
Local government service
  • Alderman, Burnie City Council 1999-2002.
  • 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.