Tony Zappia

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Tony Zappia
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Member of the Australian Parliament
for Makin
Assumed office
24 November 2007
Preceded by Trish Draper
Majority 5.06%
Personal details
Born (1952-06-13) 13 June 1952 (age 62)
Platì, Reggio Calabria, Italy
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Residence Pooraka, South Australia
Occupation Businessman, athlete

Antonio "Tony" Zappia (born 13 June 1952) is a ten-time Australian powerlifting champion and the Australian Labor Party representative for the electoral division of Makin in South Australia in the House of Representatives. He was elected at the 2007 election, defeating Liberal candidate Bob Day as part of a widespread Labour sweep of the House.

Zappia was elected with 57.7 percent of the two-party vote, the second-best showing for any party in Makin's history. At the 2010 election, Zappia technically made his seat safe with a 62.2 percent vote, the largest percentage of votes taken by any party in Makin's history. Zappia held the seat at the 2013 election with a 55.1 percent vote, marking the first time that Makin was in opposition and not held by the government of the day, and was the third best showing of any party in Makin's history.

Zappia was Mayor of the City of Salisbury from 1997 to 2008, and has run three fitness centres. Zappia has also won ten National Championships in powerlifting.[1]


  1. ^ "Makin(Key Seat)". ABC: Elections. Retrieved 2007-11-25. 

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Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Trish Draper
Member for Makin