Mr Craig Thomson

Mr Craig Thomson

Former Member

House of Representatives


Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Dobell, New South Wales, 2007. Re-elected 2010. Defeated at general elections 2013.
Committee service
  • House of Representatives Standing: Economics served as Chair from 19.2.2008 to 23.8.2011; Petitions served from 19.2.2008 to 19.7.2010; Privileges and Members' Interests served from 19.2.2008 to 19.7.2010; Regional Australia served from 25.10.2010 to 9.5.2012; Economics served from 24.8.2011 to 5.8.2013
  • Joint Standing: Parliamentary Library served from 25.10.2010 to 5.8.2013
Parliamentary party positions
  • Australian Labor Party. Served: 24.11.2007 to 29.04.2012
  • Independent. Served: 29.04.2012 to 07.09.2013
  • Born: 31.7.1964, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Gender: Male
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BCom (University of New South Wales).
  • LLB (University of Technology, Sydney).
  • Industrial Officer and Assistant Secretary for the Health Services Union (NSW).
  • Secretary of the Health Services Union from 2002 to 2007.
  • Name: Dobell
  • Location: central coast of New South Wales; it includes the centres of Bateau Bay, Berkeley Vale, Blue Haven, Matcham, Mount Elliot, Ourimbah, The Entrance, Warnervale, Wyoming, Wyong, the Yarramalong Valley, and parts of Erina Heights, Gorokan, Holgate, Lisarow, Kulnura, Narara, Niagara Park and Wamberal.
  • Area: 775 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 99,239 (at 7.9.2013)
  • Industries: fruit, vegetables, manufacturing industries, prawning, fishing, tourism and mixed farming.
  • Includes: Dobell includes parts of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorates of Terrigal, The Entrance and Wyong.

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