Tony Piccolo

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Tony Piccolo
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Minister for Communities and Social Inclusion; Social Housing; Disabilities; Youth; Volunteers
Assumed office
21 January 2013
Preceded by Ian Hunter
Member for Light
Parliament of South Australia
Assumed office
18 March 2006
Preceded by Malcolm Buckby
Personal details
Born (1960-02-22) 22 February 1960 (age 55)
Political party Australian Labor Party
Website South Australian Government Website

Antonio "Tony" Piccolo (born 22 February 1960) is an Australian politician and the Labor member for the South Australian House of Assembly seat of Light since 2006. He is the Minister for Disabilities, Minister for Police, Minister for Correctional Services, Minister for Emergency Services and Minister for Road Safety.[1]

Piccolo won Light at the 2006 election with a 52.1 percent two-party-preferred vote, a swing of 4.9 points against the incumbent Liberal member, Malcolm Buckby. Piccolo increased his vote to 55.3 percent at the 2010 election and became the first Labor MP to be re-elected to Light. Light was redistributed significantly; however, Piccolo retained the seat at the 2014 election with an unchanged two-party vote of 52.8 percent.

Piccolo is only the second Labor member to hold Light. The only other Labor MP ever to win it was Sydney McHugh, who held it from 1941 to 1944 and had earlier held the federal seat of Wakefield.


South Australian House of Assembly
Preceded by
Malcolm Buckby
Member for Light