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Mr Eric Hutchinson MP

Mr Eric Hutchinson MP

Former Member

Liberal Party of Australia
House of Representatives


Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Lyons, Tasmania, 2013. Defeated at general elections 2016.
Committee service
  • House of Representatives Standing: Publications from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016; Education and Employment from 10.2.2015 to 9.5.2016; Selection from 11.8.2015 to 9.5.2016.
Party positions
  • President of the Liberal Party South Esk Branch from 2011 to 2012.
  • Born 19.6.1965, Launceston, Australia
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • AssocDipWool&FibreMarketing (Gordon Technical College).
  • Registered Representative, Sydney Futures Exchange.
  • Wool buyer and trader at Nissho Iwai Australia Ltd. from 1986 to 1993.
  • Southern Region Trading Manager at Nissho Iwai Australia Ltd. from 1993 to 1997.
  • Marketing Manager at Roberts Ltd. from 1997 to 2009.
  • Business Development Manager at Ruralco Holdings from 2009 to 2013.
  • Name: Lyons
  • 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 2.7.2016)
  • Industries: Fishing, forestry, wool, cattle (dairy and beef), fruit, wine, hydro-power generation, mining and tourism.
  • Includes: Lyons is co-extensive with the Tasmanian House of Assembly electorate of the same name.