Con Sciacca

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The Honourable
Con Sciacca
AO
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Bowman
In office
11 July 1987 – 2 March 1996
Preceded by Len Keogh
Succeeded by Andrea West
In office
3 October 1998 – 9 October 2004
Preceded by Andrea West
Succeeded by Andrew Laming
Personal details
Born (1947-06-13) 13 June 1947 (age 67)
Sicily, Italy
Nationality Italian Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Occupation Bank officer, solicitor

Concetto Antonio "Con" Sciacca AO (born 13 June 1947 Italy), Australian politician, was an Australian Labor Party member of the Australian House of Representatives from July 1987 to March 1996 and again from October 1998 to October 2004, representing the Division of Bowman, Queensland.[1] He was born in Sicily, Italy, and was a solicitor[1] and bank officer before entering politics.

Sciacca was Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Social Security from 1990-94.[2] Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Arts and Administrative Services 1993-94, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Administrative Services 1994, Minister for Veterans' Affairs 1994-96 and Minister Assisting the Treasurer for Superannuation 1995-96.[2]

After his re-election in 1998, Sciacca was a member of the Opposition Shadow Ministry 1998-2001.[2] Sciacca contested the new Division of Bonner at the 2004 election, but was narrowly defeated by Liberal candidate Ross Vasta.[3]

Political offices
Preceded by
John Faulkner
Minister for Veterans' Affairs
1994–1996
Succeeded by
Bruce Scott
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Len Keogh
Member for Bowman
1987–1996
Succeeded by
Andrea West
Preceded by
Andrea West
Member for Bowman
1998–2004
Succeeded by
Andrew Laming

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Legislative Election of 11 July 1987". Retrieved 2010-01-24. 
  2. ^ a b c "Hon. Con Sciacca". The Diversity Conference 2000. Retrieved 2010-01-24. 
  3. ^ "Sciacca concedes in Bonner". ABC News. 22 October 2004. Retrieved 2010-01-24.