Craig Farrell (politician)
|Member of the Tasmanian Legislative Council for Derwent|
7 May 2011
|Preceded by||Michael Aird|
|Born||Craig Maxwell Farrell
28 January 1964
Scottsdale, Tasmania, Australia
|Political party||Australian Labor Party|
|Occupation||Television presenter, television sales executive, real estate representative|
Farrell was elected to the Legislative Council in a by-election on 7 May 2011 following the resignation of Michael Aird in 2010. He also served as a councillor and Deputy Mayor of Derwent Valley Council until October 2011, and was an electoral officer in the New Norfolk office of federal MP Dick Adams. In February 2012 he stood down as president of the Derwent Valley Railway Preservation Society but remained on the board.
On his first day in Parliament, Farrell was appointed Deputy Leader of Government Business in the Upper House. A year later he was appointed Leader of Government Business in the Upper House on the retirement of the incumbent, Doug Parkinson.
In the 1980s, Farrell hosted The Cartoon Company, a Saturday morning cartoon programming block on TasTV, with a costumed character called "Boss Poss". From the 1990s he was variously a television sales executive and real estate representative.
- Labor backs deputy mayor for Derwent, ABC News, 4 December 2011.
- Neales, Sue: Ballot box fatigue in Derwent, The Mercury, 4 May 2011.
- Jackson, Trevor: Choo-choo, my coo-ca-choo, ABC Tasmania, 31 January 2005.
- New MLC's $40,000 cushion, Mercury website.
- MP's $40,000 jackpot, Mercury website.
- Warburton, Annie (30 April 2012). "Craig Farrell choofs on down the Derwent Valley line". 936 ABC Hobart. Retrieved 18 November 2013.
|Tasmanian Legislative Council|
|Member for Derwent
|Minister for Corrections and Consumer Protection
|Minister for Sustainable Transport
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