Mick Gentleman

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Mick Gentleman
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Member of the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly
for Brindabella
In office
November 2004 – November 2008
Member of the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly
for Brindabella
Assumed office
November 2012
Personal details
Born Michael David Gentleman[1]
(1955-08-01) 1 August 1955 (age 61)
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Political party Australian Labor Party

Michael David "Mick" Gentleman (born 1 August 1955) is an Australian politician and is a member of the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly representing the electorate of Brindabella for the Australian Labor Party.[2] He was first elected to the assembly in 2004, but lost his seat in the 2008 election.[3] He was re-elected to the assembly at the 2012 election.[4] In July 2014, Mick Gentleman was elected by the Labor Caucus as the sixth Minister for the ACT and has portfolio responsibilities for Planning, Community Services, Ageing, Children & Young People, Workplace Safety and Industrial Relations.

Early years[edit]

Gentleman was born and educated, and has always lived in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.

Prior to becoming a politician, he worked in the offices of Prime Ministers Bob Hawke and Paul Keating as their security officer. He has also been a motor mechanic, postman, public servant, real estate agent, small business owner and project officer.[citation needed]

Political career[edit]

During his time in Government, Mick Gentleman served as the Acting Speaker and chair of the Standing Committee on Planning and Environment. He provided more than 30 reports to the parliament affecting the business, environmental and residential planning of the capital. Gentleman tabled and passed the gross feed-in-tariff for Canberra,[5] bringing the ACT to the forefront in renewable energy incentives.


  1. ^ 2012/2013 Annual Returns, Elections ACT, 29 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Members of the Eighth ACT Legislative Assembly". ACT Legislative Assembly. 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-02. 
  3. ^ "Members of the Sixth ACT Legislative Assembly". ACT Legislative Assembly. 2008. Retrieved 2011-11-27. 
  4. ^ "ACT Legislative Assembly election – Final results". Elections ACT. Retrieved 2012-11-02. 
  5. ^ "Electricity Feed-in (Renewable Energy Premium) Bill 2008". ACT Legislation Register. ACT Government. Retrieved 2011-11-28. 

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