Barry Haase

Barry Wayne Haase (born 19 November 1945) is a former Australian politician who served as a Liberal member of the Australian House of Representatives from October 1998 to August 2013. He initially represented the Division of Kalgoorlie, the largest parliamentary constituency by area in the world,[1] in Western Australia. In 2010, Kalgoorlie was abolished, and Haase transferred to the newly created Durack, essentially the northern half of his old electorate.

Barry Haase
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Administrator of the Australian Indian Ocean Territories
In office
5 October 2014 – 4 October 2017
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor-GeneralSir Peter Cosgrove
Preceded byJon Stanhope
Succeeded byNatasha Griggs
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Kalgoorlie
In office
3 October 1998 – 21 August 2010
Preceded byGraeme Campbell
Succeeded byDivision abolished
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Durack
In office
21 August 2010 – 5 August 2013
Preceded byNew seat
Succeeded byMelissa Price
Personal details
Born (1945-11-19) 19 November 1945 (age 75)
Southern Cross, Western Australia
Political partyLiberal Party of Australia
OccupationCompany director

He was born in Southern Cross, Western Australia, and was a company director before entering politics.

Haase announced his retirement on 15 June 2013.[2]

On 1 October 2014 Haase was appointed to be the as Administrator of the Australian Indian Ocean TerritoriesChristmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands—with his term commencing on 5 October 2014.[3]


  1. ^ "Australian MP in fight for biggest constituency - Telegraph". Archived from the original on 15 November 2007. Retrieved 15 November 2007.
  2. ^ "News and Information from Western Australia's Kimberley Region, Kunnunurra news, Fitzroy Crossing News, Broome News, Derby News, Halls Creek News". Kimberley Page. 15 June 2013. Retrieved 26 June 2013.
  3. ^ Briggs, Jamie. "New Administrator for Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands". Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development. Archived from the original on 21 October 2014. Retrieved 21 October 2014.
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Graeme Campbell
Member for Kalgoorlie
Division abolished
New division Member for Durack
Succeeded by
Melissa Price
Government offices
Preceded by
Jon Stanhope
Administrator of the Australian Indian Ocean Territories
Succeeded by
Natasha Griggs