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Mr Harry Quick MP

Mr Harry Quick MP

Former Member

House of Representatives


Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Franklin, Tasmania, 1993. Re-elected 1996, 1998, 2001 and 2004. Retired prior to general elections 2007.
Parliamentary positions
  • Member of the Speaker's Panel from 7.5.1996 to 8.10.2001.
  • Member of the Speaker's Panel from 16.11.2004 to 17.10.2007.
Committee service
  • Joint Statutory: Native Title from 4.5.1994 to 29.3.1995; Law Enforcement (formerly National Crime Authority from 15.6.1984 to 1.1.2003 and Australian Crime Commission from 1.1.2003 to 24.11.2010) from 9.11.1994 to 29.1.1996; Native Title and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land Fund from 29.3.1995 to 31.8.1998.
  • House of Representatives Standing: Community Affairs from 12.5.1993 to 29.1.1996; Employment, Education and Training from 12.5.1993 to 29.1.1996; Privileges from 28.10.1993 to 17.11.1993; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs (Aboriginal Affairs before 4.5.1992) from 29.5.1996 to 8.10.2001; Family and Community Affairs from 29.5.1996 to 8.10.2001; Selection from 18.2.2002 to 31.8.2004; Ageing from 20.3.2002 to 14.5.2002; House from 20.3.2002 to 31.8.2004; Members' Interests from 20.3.2002 to 17.10.2007; Family and Community Affairs from 15.10.2002 to 31.8.2004; Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry from 13.5.2004 to 31.8.2004; Science and Innovation from 2.12.2004 to 17.10.2007; Family and Human Services from 2.12.2004 to 17.10.2007.
Conferences, delegations and visits
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to the Pacific, July 1993.
  • Member, 92nd IPU Conference, Denmark and bilateral visits to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, August-September 1994.
  • Member, Official Committee Exchange to New Zealand by Joint Committee on Native Title, August 1995.
  • Member, 98th IPU Conference, Cairo, and bilateral visit to Kuwait, September 1997.
  • Study tour, New Zealand, July 2000.
  • Study tour, Poland and France, August-September 2000.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to France and Germany, September-October 2001.
  • Official visit to Turkey, April 2005.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Laos, United Arab Emirates and Pakistan, September 2005.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Saudi Arabia and China, June-July 2007.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Opposition Whip in the House of Representatives from 22.11.2001 to 22.10.2004.
Other positions
  • Member of the Parliamentary Education Office Advisory Committee.
  • Born 28.6.1941, Melbourne, Australia
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • Tasmanian Teachers' Certificate.
  • Teacher and education officer.
  • Electorate officer to Senator the Hon. M Tate from 1988 to 1993.
  • Name: Franklin
  • Location: southern Tasmania; it includes the centres of Blackmans Bay, Bridgewater, Clarence, Cygnet, Dover, Franklin, Geeveston, Huonville, Kingston, Margate. It also includes Bruny Island.
  • Area: 7,933 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 69,794 (at 9.10.2004)
  • Industries: apples, pears, small fruits, fishing, beef cattle, sheep, forestry, cottage industry and tourism.
  • Includes: Franklin is co-extensive with the Tasmanian House of Assembly electorate of the same name.

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