Paul O'Halloran

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Paul O'Halloran
B.Sc, Dip Ed.
Paul 'Basil' O'Halloran.jpg
Former Member of the Tasmanian House of Assembly for Braddon
In office
20 March 2010 – 15 March 2014
Constituency Braddon
Personal details
Born (1950-04-17) 17 April 1950 (age 64)
Ouse, Tasmania
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Greens

Paul Basil O'Halloran (born 17 April 1950 in Ouse, Tasmania) is a former Australian politician.

Early life[edit]

O'Halloran grew up on a dairy farm at Preolenna on the north west coast of Tasmania and later moved to North Motton. Early in life he was a Labor supporter, but his activism in the Franklin Dam dispute lead him to the Greens. Prior to politics, he was a schoolteacher and administrator and later a scientist at the University of Tasmania, where he managed a university agricultural industry project aimed at linking educator providers with industry.[1]

Political career[edit]

He was a Greens candidate for several state elections before being elected to the Division of Braddon in the Tasmanian House of Assembly in 2010, receiving 7.9% of first preference votes.[2] O'Halloran is the first Greens member for Braddon since Di Hollister lost her seat in 1998.

He was not re-elected at the 2014 House of Assembly elections.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Greens win Braddon seat". The Mercury. 31 March 2010. Retrieved 3 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "House of Assembly 2010 results - Braddon - first preferences". Retrieved 2 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "2014 House of Assembly Summary of Elected Members". Tasmanian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 8 April 2014.