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David Bartlett

David Bartlett

Premier David Bartlett has a vision for a clever, kind and connected Tasmania.  He is driven by a belief in the future of this State and a determination to see it reach its full potential.

He is committed to Tasmania taking on the big challenges of our times – from climate change to demographic change, while building a strong economy and a connected community.

David was educated at Mt Nelson Primary, Taroona High and Hobart College before completing a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Graduate Diploma of Business in Professional Management at the University of Tasmania.

He is a product of the public education system which he now champions as Premier and Minister for Education and Skills.  David’s decision to champion the Education and Skills portfolio makes him the first Premier for half a century to hold both positions.

David’s belief in Tasmania’s potential was developed through past positions as Manager of the Tasmanian Innovation Centre, a Tasmanian member of the Commonwealth-State Science, Technology and Innovation Advisory Council and Senior Private Secretary to the former Tasmanian Treasurer, David Crean.

David Bartlett was elected to Parliament as a member for Denison on count-back following the resignation from Parliament of former Premier Jim Bacon in 2004.

He retained his seat at the 2006 State election and was appointed Minister for Education, adding Deputy Premier and Minister for Planning and Workplace Relations to his responsibilities in early 2008 before becoming Premier.
As a father of two, David recognises the importance of giving children the best possible start in life and of supporting Tasmanian families.

As Premier, he is very optimistic about the future and the great things that are possible for Tasmania in working together as a community.



Contact Details 

GPO Box 123

Ph: 6233 3464
fax: 6234 1572