Tony Krsticevic

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Tony Krsticevic
Member of the Western Australian Parliament
for Carine
Incumbent
Assumed office
6 September 2008
Preceded by Katie Hodson-Thomas
Personal details
Born Antonio Krstičević
(1966-06-13) 13 June 1966 (age 48)
Zagreb, Croatia
Political party Liberal
Profession Business

Antonio (Tony) Krsticevic[1] /ˈkrɪstəvɪ/[2] (born 13 June 1966)[3] is an Australian politician, and the Liberal member for Carine in the Western Australian Legislative Assembly. He was elected at the 2008 election.

Born in Croatia, Krsticevic emigrated to Australia at the age of three with his family a few years after his father established himself, and became a citizen at age 10. After completing a Bachelor of Business with a major in Accounting and Computing, he worked for 20 years at the Australian Taxation Office in Perth. He also served on the Ethnic Communities Council's management committee and was a founding member and the first chairman of the Croatian Community Council, as well as coaching the local junior soccer team in Balcatta.

He joined the Liberal Party in January 2008 after being asked to nominate for Carine after the incumbent member, Katie Hodson-Thomas, announced her retirement.[4][5]

His maiden speech referred to his Catholic beliefs in his maiden speech in parliament, and was identified by Amanda O'Brien of the Australian newspaper as part of a four-member "god squad" in WA politics.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mr Antonio (Tony) Krsticevic MLA BBus". Parliament of Western Australia. Retrieved 14 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Provided by Krsticevic personally.
  3. ^ "Maiden Speech". 
  4. ^ Leitch, Chris (16 September 2008). "MLA to make his mark". Stirling Times. p. 3. 
  5. ^ Ethnic Communities Council of Western Australia (May 2008). "Liberals endorse Croatian born candidate for Carine". EthniCity (Volume 7, No.10). pp. 14–15. Retrieved 2008-09-17. 
  6. ^ Drum, Martin (December 2010). "Is faith a "no go area" in modern politics? A case study of newly elected MPs in Western Australia's State Parliament". Nebula (University of Western Sydney) 7 (4): 54–64. ISSN 1449-7751. 
Western Australian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Katie Hodson-Thomas
Member for Carine
2008–present
Incumbent