Michael Ferguson (Australian politician)

Michael Ferguson (Australian politician)
Michael Ferguson
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Bass
In office
9 October 2004 – 24 November 2007
Preceded by Michelle O'Byrne
Succeeded by Jodie Campbell
Personal details
Born 23 March 1974 (1974-03-23) (age 37)
Nationality Australian
Political party Liberal Party of Australia
Alma mater University of Tasmania
Occupation Teacher

Michael Darrel Joseph Ferguson (born 23 March 1974) is an Australian politician. He was a Liberal Party of Australia member of the Australian House of Representatives from 2004 to 2007, representing the electorate of Bass. He was defeated at the 2007 federal election, and subsequently switched to state politics, winning election to the corresponding Tasmanian House of Assembly electorate at the 2010 state election.

He was educated at the University of Tasmania, holding degrees in Applied Science and Education. In the past, his broad community activities include many local tourism and progress associations as well as community radio. He has worked as a teacher from 1996 to 2002, and a member of the Meander Valley Council. He has received awards including winning the Regional Initiative category for the Young Australian of the Year Awards for Tasmania in 2002, and Tasmanian Young Achiever of the Year (2002) by the National Australia Day Council.

Before entering politics, he was a teacher in public secondary schools in Northern Tasmania and adviser to Guy Barnett, Liberal Senator for Tasmania.

In his first parliamentary term Ferguson concentrated on issues such as education, health, family and employment and served on numerous parliamentary and backbench committees. He was the secretary of the Government Education, Science and Training policy committee and is acknowledged as having played a key role in brokering the passage of the Voluntary Student Unionism legislation through a hostile senate with his (implemented) proposal for a sports infrastructure transition fund.

Soon after the 2007 election Ferguson was appointed to lead the Clifford Craig Medical Research Trust as CEO.

He was subsequently elected to the Tasmanian House of Assembly at the 2010 state election, securing the highest number of primary votes in Bass (1.5 quotas) and the second highest vote in the state. In April 2010 Ferguson was appointed as Shadow Minister for Education and Skills; and Shadow Minister for Innovation, Science and Technology.

External links

Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Michelle O'Byrne
Member for Bass
Succeeded by
Jodie Campbell

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

См. также в других словарях:

  • Michael McCormack (Australian politician) — Michael McCormack Member of the Australian Parliament for Riverina Incumbent Assumed office 21 August 2010 …   Wikipedia

  • Michael Ferguson — may refer to: Michael Ferguson (Irish politician) (1953–2006), Irish Sinn Féin politician who represented Belfast West Michael Ferguson (Australian politician) (born 1974), Australian politician Michael Ferguson (director), British television… …   Wikipedia

  • Chris Evans (Australian politician) — For other people of the same name, see Christopher Evans (disambiguation). The Honourable Chris Evans Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations …   Wikipedia

  • Mike Kelly (Australian politician) — The Honourable Dr. Mike Kelly AM, MP Mike Kelly at the Wagga Wagga RAAF Museum December 2008 …   Wikipedia

  • Michael Danby — Member of the Australian Parliament for Melbourne Ports Incumbent Assumed office 3 October 1998 …   Wikipedia

  • Michael Polley — This article is about the Tasmanian politician. For the Australian rules football player, see Michael Polley (footballer). The Honourable Michael Robert Polley (born 4 November 1949 Westbury, Tasmania) is an Australian Labor Party politician and… …   Wikipedia

  • Australian peers — Australians, then being British subjects, were originally eligible to receive British Imperial Honours. Such honours included peerages, which at that time were all hereditary and automatically meant membership of the House of Lords neither of… …   Wikipedia

  • Martin Ferguson — Minister for Resources and Energy Incumbent Assumed office 3 December 2007 Preceded …   Wikipedia

  • Laurie Ferguson — The Honourable Laurie Ferguson Member of the Australian Parliament for Reid In office 24 March 1990 – 21 August 2010 Preceded by Tom Uren Succeeded by …   Wikipedia

  • Craig Kelly (politician) — Craig Kelly Member of the Australian Parliament for Hughes Incumbent Assumed office 21 August 2010 Preceded by Danna Vale Personal details …   Wikipedia

Поделиться ссылкой на выделенное

Прямая ссылка:
Нажмите правой клавишей мыши и выберите «Копировать ссылку»