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photo Senator the Hon. Richard Mansell COLBECK
Member for Tasmania
Federal Senate
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Party   Liberal Party
State   TAS
Term Expires   2008
Parliamentary Service   Appointed to the Senate 4.2.02 by the Governor of Tasmania (term deemed to have commenced 1.7.02) to represent Tasmania on the resignation of Senator the Hon. Jocelyn Newman whose term was to expired 30.6.02. (Senator Colbeck was elected on 10 November 2001 for the term commencing 1.7.02. However, he was appointed by the Governor of Tasmania in February 2002 to represent that state for the remainder of Senator Newman's term before commencing his own.) Elected 2001 and 2007 (term began 1.7.08).
Parliamentary Party Positions   Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry from 22 September 2008. Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Health form 6.12.07 - 22.9.08.Parliamentary Secretary to Minister for Finance and Administration from 27.1.06 to 3.12.07; Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry from 26.1.04 to 27.1.06.
Committee Service   Senate Standing: House from 19.3.02 to 15.11.04; Publications from 1.7.02 to 15.11.04; Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: Legislation Committee from 25.3.02 to 15.11.04; Senate Select: Housing Affordability in Australia from 14.2.08; Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 14.2.02 to 25.3.03; Public Works from 22.8.02 to 31.8.04; Joint Standing: National Capital and External Territories from 19.3.02 to 1.7.02.
Party Positions   Member, Liberal Party from 1990; Delegate State Council from 1991; Member, Liberal Party State Executive (TAS) from 1992; Member, Liberal Party State Policy Advisory Committee from 1993 to 97; Member, Liberal Party Federal Executive 2000-02; State President, Liberal Party (Tas) 2000-2002.
Local Government Service   Alderman, Devonport City Council from 1999-2002
Former Occupations   Apprentice, Carpentry and Joinery from 1977 to 1979;Trainee Estimator and Supervisor from 1977 to 1979; Manager from 1979 to 1984; Building estimator and supervisor from 1984 to 1989; Managing Director and Proprietor of Building Consultancy from 1989; Director, Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry from 1998 to 2001; President, Devonport Chamber of Commerce from 1993 to1996 and from 1998 to 2000; Alderman, Devonport City Council from 1999 to 2002.
Qualifications   Small Business Management Certificate; Certificate in Technology (Building), Carpentry and Joinery Trade and Proficience Certificates (Devonport Technical College).
Electoral Address   5-7 Best Street
Devonport TAS 7310
Telephone   +61 (0) 3 6424 5960
Fax   +61 (0) 3 6423 5244
Other Addresses   Postal Address: PO Box 603, Devonport, TAS 7310; Paliament House Address: Parliament House, Canberra, ACT 2600; Ph. +61 (0) 2 6277 5814; Fax: +61 (0) 2 6277 5823
Date of Birth   5/4/58
Place of Birth   Myrtleford, Victoria
Married/Children   Married

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