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Bryan Green

Bryan Green
Bryan Green was born in Wollongong in 1957.  After spending some time in George Town, Bryan moved to Burnie and attended Burnie High School.  He obtained an apprenticeship as a fitter and machinist working at Australian Paper Burnie, working there from 1974-1993.

Bryan became heavily involved in the pulp dispute of the 1990’s where he found and demonstrated his talent and passion for standing up for people’s rights.  From 1993 to 1996, Bryan was Electorate Officer for Senator Kay Denman, honing his political acumen and learning how the wheels of government operate.

In 1996, Bryan contested the State Election, only just to miss out on receiving enough quota to claim a seat in Parliament.  For the next two years, Bryan was State Organiser for his union, the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union.  Not swayed by the 1996 result, Bryan was again on the ballot ticket for the 1998 State Election and convincingly elected to Parliament.

Under the leadership of then Premier Jim Bacon, Bryan was made Government Whip and subsequently in 2000 Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Premier.

Contesting the 2002 State Election, Bryan again retained his seat with the most personal votes received in Braddon.  As a result, Bryan became a Minister, gaining the portfolios of Primary Industries, Water and Environment. 

Due to the resignation of the late Premier Bacon, a cabinet reshuffle resulted in Bryan becoming Minister for Infrastructure, Energy and Resources. 

Another election in 2006 saw Bryan re-elected again receiving the second highest amount of personal votes, behind the incumbent Premier, Paul Lennon.  Consequently, Bryan was made Deputy Premier and Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Resources and Minister for Sport and Recreation.

However, in 2006 Bryan stepped down from these positions in light of allegations relating to the Tasmanian Compliance Corporation matter.  For the next two years until his vindication in March 2008, Bryan and his family went through a tough time, facing a trial and re-trial whereby both juries could not reach a verdict. 

For the next two years, Bryan continued to work hard for the electorate of Braddon.  Bryan’s style is grassroots, meeting with people from all walks of life and maintaining important relationships with community leaders to ensure best outcomes for the people of Braddon.

The 2010 election the community vindicated Bryan and re-elected him for a fourth term, again becoming the highest polling state member in Braddon.  Due to this fantastic result, Bryan was given the position of Deputy Premier and Minister for various portfolios (see below) by his Labor parliamentary colleagues.

In Bryan’s spare time, he enjoys outdoor activities, including fly fishing, hunting, scuba diving and archery.

At a glance:

PARLIAMENTARY POSITIONS HELD:

2010 – current      

Deputy Premier
Minister for Primary Industries and Water
Minister for Energy and Resources
Minister for Planning
Minister for Local Government
Minister for Racing

2010-2011          

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs

2008 – 2010       

Chair, Road Safety Council
Public Works Committee
Subordinate Legislation Committee

2006 -  2010      

Environment, Resources and Development Joint Standing Committee 

2006                    

 Deputy Premier 
 Minister for Economic Development,
 Minister for Resources,
 Minister for Sport and Recreation
   
2004 – 2006        

Minister for Infrastructure, Energy and Resources

2002 - 2004         

Minister for Primary Industries, Water and Environment

2000 – 2002       

 Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Premier
 University Council of Tasmania

1998-2002           

Deputy Chair Public Works Committee
Community Development Committee 
Government Printing Committee

1998 – 2000        

Government Whip

1998                   

First elected to State Parliament as Labor Member for Braddon

 

 

EDUCATION:

 • Burnie High School
 • Burnie Technical College

AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY ORGANISATION BACKGROUND:


1987 – current    Member Emu Bay Branch
1993 – 2003       Secretary Emu Bay Branch
1993 – 1999       Administrative Committee
1994 – 2000       Environment Policy Committee

 

PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:

1996 - 1998    State Organiser, Australian Manufacturing Workers Union
1993 – 1996    Electorate Officer, Senator Kay Denman
1974 – 1993    Fitter and Machinist, Australian Paper Burnie

 

COMMUNITY INTERESTS:

• President Burnie Harness Racing Club – 2008-2010
• Member Burnie Bowmen Club 2007 – 2008
• Patron Burnie Hound Owners – 2011
• Committee Member Wynyard Football Club 2007 – 2008
• Co-Patron Ulverstone Anglers Club 2007-2008
• Vice Patron Tasmanian Cycling Federation 2006/07
• Patron Vietnam Veterans Association, Burnie & Districts sub branch 2005/06
• Patron Devonport Surf Life Saving Club 2004
• Patron Huntington’s Disease Association 2003-2005
• Patron Great Lake Community Centre 2003
• Vice Patron Burnie Primary School Parents and Friends 2003
• Vice President North West Bird Club 2002, Patron 2006
• Patron Tasmanian Darts Council 2002-2004
• Patron SSAA Sheffield Branch 2002
• Patron and Vice Patron Somerset Soccer Club – 2001-2005, 2007
• Patron Burnie Cycling Club 2001-2002, 2005
• Patron Mersey Valley Homing Club 2001& 2003
• Patron Burnie Softball Association 2000, 2002, 2004
• Patron Burnie Cricket League 2000
• Member Burnie Lions Club 1999-2008
• Patron Penguin Clay Target Club 1999-2006
• Member Wynyard Aero Club 1999
• Vice Patron West End Homing Club 1998, Patron 2002, 2007-current
• Patron Ulverstone Branch North West Fisheries Association 1999-2003
• Patron Devonport Touch Association 1998 -
• Vice Patron Burnie United Soccer Club 1998-1999, 2005 Honorary Patron 2007
• Patron Burnie Table Tennis League 1998, 2004
• Board Member Community Connections 1997
• Mining Industry Training Board 1996-1998
• Board Member, The People Source 1996
• Board Member North West/West TAFE 1994-1997
• Chair Creative Paper 1994
• Central Highlands Shack Owners Association 1988
• North West Fly Fishers 1985
• North West Coast Trades and Labour Council 1985
• North West Fisheries Association 1980

 

PERSONAL INTERESTS:

• Fly fishing
• Fly tying
• Hunting
• Archery
• Bushwalking
• Scuba diving
 

Contact Details

Hobart office
Level 10, 15 Murray Street
HOBART
7000

PH: 03 6233 6454
Fax: 03 6233 2272

Bryan.Green@dpac.tas.gov.au