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 4.12.13 to 9.5.16; Education and Employment from 10.2.15 to 9.5.16; Selection from 11.8.15 to 9.5.16.
Party positions
  • President, Liberal Party South Esk Branch 2011-12.
  • Born 19.6.1965, Launceston, Tas.
  • Married.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • Associate Diploma, Wool and Fibre Marketing (Gordon Technical College).
  • Registered Representative, Sydney Futures Exchange.
  • Wool buyer and trader, Nissho Iwai Australia Ltd 1986-1993.
  • Southern Region Trading Manager, Nissho Iwai Australia Ltd 1993-97.
  • Marketing Manager, Roberts Ltd 1997-2009.
  • Business Development Manager, Ruralco Holdings 2009-13.
  • Description: rural.
  • 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 (approx.).
  • Electors enrolled: 73 990 (at 7.9.13).
  • Industries: Fishing, forestry, wool, cattle (dairy and beef), fruit, wine, hydro-power generation, mining and tourism.
  • State electorates: Lyons is co-extensive with the Tasmanian House of Assembly electorate of the same name.