|Member of the Victorian Parliament
for Gippsland East
27 November 2010
|Preceded by||Craig Ingram|
9 December 1966 |
Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia
|Political party||National Party of Australia|
|Profession||Newspaper editor, sports program coordinator with the Australian Sports Commission|
Timothy Owen "Tim" Bull (born 9 December 1966) is an Australian politician. He has been a National Party of Australia member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly since 2010, representing the electorate of Gippsland East. He served as Minister for Local Government and Minister for Aboriginal Affairs in the Napthine Ministry from March to December 2014.
Bull grew up in Metung, Victoria on the Gippsland Lakes where he attended Metung Primary School and then Nagle College, Bairnsdale. Bull was a newspaper editor, sports program coordinator with the Australian Sports Commission and community advocate in the area of disability services before entering parliament.
Prior to entering politics Bull was a country sportsman of note, captaining the Bairnsdale Cricket Association (BCA) team for a number of years and winning three BCA cricketer of the year titles. He also captain coached the East Gippsland Football League (EGFL) interleague team and is a 100 goal kicker in a season. He kicked twelve and ten goals in two grand finals. His interests include spending time in the outdoors with his family fishing and camping, continuing to push for better disability services in rural areas, and "having some fun" as co-host of a local community radio sports show.
Bull entered Victorian politics at the 2010 Victorian State election, contesting the electorate of Gippsland East for the National Party. As part of the Coalition's election victory over John Brumby's Labor government, Bull ousted the sitting member, Independent Craig Ingram, with a 20-point two-candidate preferred swing, returning the seat to the National Party. On 17 March 2014, he was made Minister for Local Government and Minister for Aboriginal Affairs in the Napthine Ministry, replacing Jeanette Powell. He served until the defeat of the Coalition government that December.
- "Hon Timothy (Tim) Bull". Parliament of Victoria. Retrieved 6 December 2014.
- "Tim Bull MP". Retrieved 2010-12-06.
- "Bull wins battle of conservatives". Retrieved 2010-11-06.
- Savage, Alison (13 March 2014). "Victoria Cabinet reshuffle: Denis Napthine names new ministers". ABC News. Retrieved 17 March 2014.
|Victorian Legislative Assembly|
|Member for Gippsland East
|Minister for Local Government
|Minister for Aboriginal Affairs