Tony Krsticevic

Antonio (Tony) Krsticevic[1] /ˈkrɪstəvɪ/[2] (born 13 June 1966)[3] is an Australian politician, and the Liberal member for Carine in the Western Australian Legislative Assembly. He was elected at the 2008 election.

Tony Krsticevic
Member of the Western Australian Parliament
for Carine
Assumed office
6 September 2008
Preceded byKatie Hodson-Thomas
Personal details
Born
Antonio Krstičević

(1966-06-13) 13 June 1966 (age 54)
Zagreb, Croatia
Political partyLiberal
ProfessionBusiness

Born in Zagreb, Croatia, Krsticevic emigrated to Australia at the age of three with his family a few years after his father established himself, and became a citizen at age 10. After completing a Bachelor of Business with a major in Accounting and Computing, he worked for 20 years at the Australian Taxation Office in Perth. He also served on the Ethnic Communities Council's management committee and was a founding member and the first chair of the Croatian Community Council, as well as coaching the local junior soccer team in Balcatta.

He joined the Liberal Party in January 2008 after being asked to nominate for Carine after the incumbent member, Katie Hodson-Thomas, announced her retirement.[4][5]

His parliamentary maiden speech referred to his Catholic beliefs, and was identified by Amanda O'Brien of the Australian newspaper as part of a four-member "god squad" in WA politics.[6]

After the 2017 election defeat of the Barnet Government he became a contender to lead the parliamentary Liberal party from opposition.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mr Antonio (Tony) Krsticevic MLA BBus". Parliament of Western Australia. Retrieved 14 December 2010.
  2. ^ Provided by Krsticevic personally.
  3. ^ "Maiden Speech" (PDF).
  4. ^ Leitch, Chris (16 September 2008). "MLA to make his mark". Stirling Times. p. 3.
  5. ^ Ethnic Communities Council of Western Australia (May 2008). "Liberals endorse Croatian born candidate for Carine". EthniCity (Volume 7, No. 10). pp. 14–15. Retrieved 17 September 2008.
  6. ^ Drum, Martin (December 2010). "Is faith a "no go area" in modern politics? A case study of newly elected MPs in Western Australia's State Parliament" (PDF). Nebula. University of Western Sydney. 7 (4): 54–64. ISSN 1449-7751.
  7. ^ "Fallen Francis says WA Liberals 'in denial' as Nahan firms for top job". ABC.net.au. 14 March 2017. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
Western Australian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Katie Hodson-Thomas
Member for Carine
2008–present
Incumbent