Heather Butler

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Heather Butler
Member of the Tasmanian House of Assembly for Lyons
In office
10 May 2005 – 20 March 2010
Preceded by Ken Bacon
Personal details
Born (1947-11-06) 6 November 1947 (age 69)
Hampton, Victoria, Australia
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Occupation Teacher, social worker

Heather Rose Butler AM (born 6 November 1947) is a former Australian politician. Born in Hampton in Melbourne, Victoria, she was elected to the Tasmanian House of Assembly as a Labor member for Lyons in 2005 in a recount caused by the resignation of Ken Bacon. She was defeated in 2010.[1]

Butler had previously been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia before she was advanced to a Member of the Order of Australia in the 2012 Queen's birthday honours.


  1. ^ Parliament of Tasmania (2005). "Butler, Heather Rose". The Parliament of Tasmania from 1856. Parliament of Tasmania. Retrieved 16 March 2009.