Mr Ross Hart

Mr Ross Hart

Former Member

Australian Labor Party
House of Representatives


Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Bass, Tasmania, 2016. Defeated at general elections, 2019.
Committee service
  • House of Representatives Standing: Appropriations and Administration served from 15.9.2016 to 11.4.2019
  • Joint Standing: Trade and Investment Growth served from 25.10.2017 to 8.2.2018; Trade and Investment Growth served as Deputy Chair from 9.2.2018 to 11.4.2019; Treaties served from 21.5.2018 to 10.9.2018
  • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit served from 15.9.2016 to 11.4.2019
Parliamentary party positions
  • Australian Labor Party. Served: 02.07.2016 to 18.05.2019
Party positions
  • President of the Australian Labor Party Launceston Central Branch (Tas.).
  • President of the Australian Labor Party Northern Central Policy Branch (Tas.).
  • President of the Australian Labor Party Tamar Branch (Tas.).
  • Member of the Australian Labor Party from 2003.
  • Delegate to the Australian Labor Party State Conference (Tas.), 2007.
  • Born: 4.6.1960, Launceston, Australia
  • Gender: Male
  • Marital Status: Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • LLB (University of Tasmania).
  • Lawyer at Rae and Partners from 1984 to 1988.
  • Partner and Director at Rae and Partners from 1988 to 2016.
  • Councillor for the Law Society (Tas.) from 1989 to 2006.
  • Member of Rotary Club, Launceston (Tas.) from 1992.
  • President of the Law Society (Tas.) from 1993 to 1994.
  • Director of the Northern Tasmania Regional Development Board from 1993 to 2005.
  • Member and Delegate of the Law Council of Australia from 1995 to 1998.
  • Director of the Inveresk Railyards Management Authority from 1998 to 2000.
  • Member of the Northern Tasmanian Health Organisation Governing Council from 2012 to 2015.
  • Name: Bass
  • Location: north-east Tasmania; it includes the city of Launceston and its suburbs, and the towns of Bell Bay, Bridport, George Town, Hadspen, Lilydale, Ringarooma and Scottsdale. Cape Barren Island, Clarke Island and Flinders Island are also in this division.
  • Area: 7,378 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 73,555 (at 2.7.2016)
  • Industries: aluminium and ferrous metal smelting, brewery, cattle (dairy and beef) farming, manufacturing, mining, ports and shipping, ship building, timber, tourism, fishing, wineries and wool.
  • Includes: Bass is co-extensive with the Tasmanian House of Assembly electorate of the same name.

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