Tony Robinson (politician)

Anthony Gerard Peter Robinson (born 9 May 1962) is a former Australian politician who served as the member for Mitcham in the Victorian Legislative Assembly. He represented the Labor Party.

Tony Robinson
Member of the Victorian Parliament
for Mitcham
In office
13 December 1997 – 2 November 2010
Preceded byRoger Pescott
Succeeded byDee Ryall
Personal details
Born (1962-05-09) 9 May 1962 (age 57)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Political partyLabor Party
ProfessionSurveyor, Human resources officer

Robinson was first elected at the 1997 Mitcham by-election. Since his by-election win, Robinson successfully defended his traditionally bellwether seat until 2010, and after the 2006 election he was appointed as Secretary to Cabinet. In August 2007, he was appointed as Minister for Gaming, Minister for Consumer Affairs and Minister Assisting the Premier on Veterans' Affairs. He was defeated in 2010, as a swing of greater than 5 per cent put Liberal candidate Dee Ryall in office.

He is currently serving as AusNet Services Customer Forum Chair.[1]


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Victorian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Roger Pescott
Member for Mitcham
Succeeded by
Dee Ryall
Political offices
Preceded by
Daniel Andrews
Minister for Gaming
Succeeded by
Michael O'Brien
Minister for Consumer Affairs