David Buffett

David Ernest Buffett AM (born 17 October 1942) is a political figure from the Australian territory of Norfolk Island. He served as Chief Minister of Norfolk Island from March 2010 to March 2013; he has also held the position three previous occasions. He is the longest-serving member of the Norfolk Legislative Assembly, having served on every Assembly (except one) since it was established in 1979.[1]

David Buffett
Speaker of the Norfolk Island Legislative Assembly
In office
20 March 2013 – 17 June 2015
Succeeded byPosition abolished
Chief Minister of Norfolk Island
In office
24 March 2010 – 20 March 2013
Preceded byAndre Nobbs
Succeeded byLisle Snell
Chief Minister of Norfolk Island
In office
2 June 2006 – 28 March 2007
Preceded byGeoffrey Gardner
Succeeded byAndre Nobbs
President of the Norfolk Island Legislative Assembly
In office
22 May 1989 – 20 May 1992
Chief Minister of Norfolk Island
In office
10 August 1979 – 21 May 1986
Personal details
Born
David Ernest Buffett

(1942-10-17) 17 October 1942 (age 79)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
NationalityAustralian
Spouse(s)Margaret Anne Buffett (née Whitehead)

Chief Minister of Norfolk IslandEdit

Buffett was Chief Minister of Norfolk Island, from 24 March 2010 – 20 March 2013, and previously from 2 June 2006, when he succeeded Geoffrey Robert Gardner, to 28 March 2007, when he was succeeded by Andre Nobbs, having lost his parliamentary seat in the general election held on 21 March. (He polled only 355 votes out of 9720 and finished 11th out of 17 candidates for Norfolk's single nine-member constituency).[2]

Buffett had previously held the post of Chief Minister of the territory from 1979 to 1986, and a roughly equivalent title of President of the Legislative Assembly from 1989 to 1992.

Speaker of the Norfolk Legislative AssemblyEdit

Buffet was elected Speaker of the Norfolk Legislative Assembly on 20 March 2013[3]

He has previously served as Speaker from 1994–1997 and 2000–2006.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hon. David Ernest Buffett AM MLA Archived 18 November 2008 at the Wayback Machine, Government of Norfolk Island.
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 20 May 2007.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ http://www.norfolkonlinenews.com/NON-government-news.html