Michael Hart (Australian politician)

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Michael Hart
Shadow Minister for Energy, Biofuels and Water Supply
Assumed office
6 May 2016
Leader Tim Nicholls
Preceded by Andrew Powell
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Burleigh
Assumed office
24 March 2012
Preceded by Christine Smith
Personal details
Born Michael James Hart
(1960-06-19) 19 June 1960 (age 57)
Bega, New South Wales, Australia
Political party Liberal National Party of Queensland

Michael James Hart (born 19 June 1960) is an Australian Liberal National politician who is the member of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland for Burleigh, having defeated Christine Smith at the 2012 state election[1] then being re-elected at the 31 January election in 2015.

Michael was born in Bega on 19 June 1960. Before his entry into the Queensland parliament he was the company director and CEO of Mastercut Technologies. He is a qualified aircraft maintenance engineer. He is a longtime follower and supporter of Surf Life Saving Queensland, having been president of the Pacific Life Saving Club in his electorate in 2011–2012 and subsequently the patron of the South Coast branch of SLSQ.[2]

Michael moved to the Gold Coast in 1986 with his family, including wife Sally and three children Tim, Hayden and Jessica.[3]

In his maiden speech in government he emphasized his belief in small government with minimal regulation, stating "I believe good government needs to ensure the population is secure from interference from the actions of others. If a government just does that one thing, I believe it succeeds." [4]

He is currently the Shadow Minister for Energy Biofuels and Water Supply in addition to Deputy Chair of the Queensland Parliamentary Committee for Infrastructure, Planning and Natural Resources as well as sitting on the Speaker's Panel.[5]


Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Christine Smith
Member for Burleigh