Michael Field (Australian politician)

Michael Field (Australian politician)
The Hon.
Michael Field AC
38th Premier of Tasmania
In office
29 June 1989 – 17 February 1992
Governor Sir Phillip Bennett
Deputy Peter Patmore
Preceded by Robin Gray
Succeeded by Ray Groom
Constituency Braddon
Personal details
Born 28 May 1948 (1948-05-28) (age 63)
Latrobe, Tasmania, Australia
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Spouse(s) Jan Field

Michael Walter Field, AC (born 28 May 1948) was Tasmanian Labor leader from 1988 until his retirement in 1996, and was the Premier of Tasmania between 1989 and 1992. He is a member of the Australian Labor Party (ALP).

He is best known for operating in minority government with the support of the Tasmanian Greens with an agreement known as the Labor-Green Accord.

Since retiring from politics in 1997, Mr Field has been working as a consultant on leadership. In 2003, Mr Field was awarded a Companion of the Order of Australia for his service to the Parliament of Tasmania. Mr Field has received an honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Tasmania for his service to the state and the university.[1]

Michael Field has been chairman of the Tasmanian Innovations Advisory Board since it was established in May 1999.[2]

Michael and his wife Jan still reside in Tasmania on the Tasman Peninsula, they have three children: Emma, Claire and Tom.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Neil Batt
Opposition Leader of Tasmania
1988–1989
Succeeded by
Robin Gray
Preceded by
Robin Gray
Premier of Tasmania
1989–1992
Succeeded by
Ray Groom
Preceded by
Ray Groom
Opposition Leader of Tasmania
1992–1997
Succeeded by
Jim Bacon
Party political offices
Preceded by
Neil Batt
Leader of the Labor Party in Tasmania
1988–1997
Succeeded by
Jim Bacon



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