Warwick Smith (politician)
Warwick Leslie Smith AO (born 13 May 1954) is an Australian politician, and was a Liberal member of the Australian House of Representatives from December 1984 to March 1993 and again from March 1996 to October 1998, representing the Division of Bass, Tasmania.
|Member of the Australian Parliament|
1 December 1984 – 13 March 1993
|Preceded by||Kevin Newman|
|Succeeded by||Silvia Smith|
2 March 1996 – 3 October 1998
|Preceded by||Silvia Smith|
|Succeeded by||Michelle O'Byrne|
|Born||13 May 1954|
|Political party||Liberal Party of Australia|
|Alma mater||Australian National University|
University of Tasmania
Smith attended the Launceston Church Grammar School and the Australian National University, where he studied law, history and political science. He later graduated from the University of Tasmania with a Bachelor of Laws in 1979. He then worked as a solicitor in Tasmania. Smith was elected to Parliament in 1984 and later held two ministerships in John Howard's government: Minister for Sport, Territories and Local Government from March 1996 to October 1997, and then Minister for Family Services until October 1998.
Smith lost his seat in the 1998 general election to ALP candidate Michelle O'Byrne. He has since held several management positions in the corporate sector. He has worked as an executive director of Macquarie Bank, head of the Australia China Business Council, and is currently the chairman of ANZ New South Wales and chairman of the advisory board of Australian Equity Group, an investment company owned by Kerry Stokes.
- Parliament of Australia biography
- Liz Foschia: Vaile says Australia-China trade solid despite Chen revelations, The World Today (ABC Local Radio), 8 June 2005.
- Hawthorne, Mark (7 February 2007). "ANZ after a blue blood or going to Jackson?". The Age.
- "Resignation of The Hon Warwick Smith AM". Kate Lundy Website. Retrieved 1 May 2012.
| Minister for Sport, Territories
and Local Government
(Territories and Local Government)
Andrew Thomson (Sport)
| Minister for Family Services
|Parliament of Australia|
| Member for Bass
| Member for Bass
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