Hon Sid Sidebottom MP

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Former Member

Party
Australian Labor Party
Chamber
House of Representatives

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Braddon, Tasmania, 1998 and 2001. Defeated at general elections 2004. Re-elected 2007 and 2010. Defeated at general elections 2013.
Parliamentary positions
  • Member, Speaker's Panel from 14.2.08 to 7.2.12.
Ministerial appointments
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry from 14.12.11 to 18.9.13.
Committee service
  • House of Representatives Standing: Primary Industries and Regional Services from 8.12.98 to 8.10.01; Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry from 20.3.02 to 31.8.04; Primary Industries and Resources from 19.2.08 to 19.7.10; Publications from 8.12.98 to 31.8.04 and from 19.2.08 to 19.7.10; Education and Training from 20.3.02 to 31.8.04 and from 19.2.08 to 19.7.10; Procedure from 25.10.10 to 7.2.12; Regional Australia from 25.10.10 to 7.2.12.
Conferences, delegations and visits
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Nigeria and South Africa, October-November 2002.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to China and Hong Kong, November 2009.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Vietnam, Thailand and Singapore, November 2011.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Shadow Minister for Primary Industries and Resources from 25.11.01 to 2.7.03; Parliamentary Secretary to the Shadow Minister for Primary Industries from 2.7.03 to 8.12.03; Parliamentary Secretary to the Shadow Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries from 8.12.03 to 22.10.04.
Party positions
  • Member, ALP from 1991.
  • Delegate, ALP State Conference (Tas) from 1992.
  • President, ALP Don River Branch from 1992.
  • Chair, Braddon Electorate Council from 1997.
Personal
  • Born 23.4.1951 at Hobart, Tas.
  • Married.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BA(Hons) (Tas).
  • Senior secondary college teacher 1975-97.
  • Electorate officer to Senator the Hon. NJ Sherry 1998.
  • Regional adviser to Senator the Hon. NJ Sherry 2004-07.
Local government service
  • Councillor, Central Coast Council, North-West Tasmania 1996-98.
Electorate
  • 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: 71 574 (at 21.8.10).
  • 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.