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photo Hon. Douglas John PARKINSON MLC
Member for Wellington
TAS Legislative Council
The information on this page was provided by the parliamentarian or obtained through parliamentary handbooks or web sites. It was correct as at July 2006
Party   Australian Labor Party
State   TAS
Current Leader of Government or Opposition   Leader of the Government from 2006.
Term Expires   2012
Parliamentary Service   Member for Hobart - Legislative Council 1994 - July 1999; Member for Wellington (electorate name changed) since July 1999. Re-elected May 2006.
Ministerial and Shadow Ministerial Appointments   Shadow Minister for Transport 1995
Parliamentary Party Positions   Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council to September 1998. Deputy Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council since September 1998.
Committee Service   Member, Committee of Inquiry into Freedom of Information; Member, Tasmanian Rock Lobster Fishery Select Committee; Member, Correctional Services and Sentencing in Tasmania Select Committee; Former Chair, Joint Select Committee on Subordinate Legislation; Former Chair, Joint Select Committee on Environment, Resources and Development; Member, Privileges Committee; Member, Standing Orders Committee; Member, Library Committee; Member, Joint House Committee; Member, Working Arrangement of the Parliament Committee.
Other Positions   Deputy Chairperson, Southern Hockey Tribunal; Honorary Solicitor, Tasmanian Cancer Council; Honorary Solicitor, Mt Stuart Progress Association; Member, Law Society of Tasmania; Practitioner, Supreme Court of Tasmania; Past Member, Australian Society of Accountants; Social Security Appeals Tribunal; Administrative and Clerical Officers Association; Australian Workers Union (NSW); Shop Assistants Union (NSW); Trades & Labour Council (Wollongong); Trades Hall (Newcastle).
Former Occupations   Barrister and Solicitor.
Qualifications   B.Ec (Hons.), LL.B. University of Tasmania
Electoral Address  
Telephone   +61 (0) 3 6233 3069
Fax   +61 (0) 3 6223 6131
Other Addresses   Parliament House: Parliament House Legislative Council Hobart TAS 7000, Ph: +61 (0) 3 6233 3069
Date of Birth   5/6/45
Place of Birth   Hobart, Tasmania
Married/Children   Married. 3 children
Interests   Fishing, sailing, woodwork, cooking

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