Robert Bell (Australian politician)

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Robert Bell
Senator for Tasmania
In office
7 March 1990 – 30 June 1996
Preceded by Norm Sanders
Personal details
Born (1950-07-22)22 July 1950
Hobart, Tasmania
Died 5 September 2001(2001-09-05) (aged 51)
Political party Democrats

Robert John Bell (22 July 1950 – 5 September 2001) was an Australian politician.

Born in Hobart, he was educated at the University of Tasmania and the University of New England before becoming a teacher and youth employment co-ordinator. He was later an electorate assistant and served on Hobart City Council. In 1990, he was appointed to the Australian Senate as a Democrat Senator for Tasmania, filling the casual vacancy caused by the resignation of Norm Sanders. He held the seat until his defeat in 1996.

Bell died in 2001.[1]


  1. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 2008-11-23.