Thomas George (Australian politician)
|Member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly|
|Political party||The Nationals|
Thomas George MP JP (born 1949) is an Australian politician and member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly. Thomas George was educated at St Mary's Primary and Marist Brothers College in Casino. He has worked as a bank officer, a stock and station agent, a real estate agent and a publican. He is married to Deborah.
Elected to the seat of Lismore in 1999, Thomas George has been a longtime supporter of the The Nationals, becoming a member in 1969. Besides being the NSW National Party Whip in the O'Farrell/ Stoner Liberal/ The Nationals Opposition, Mr George is also Temporary Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.
His foundations for helping out the community began when he was the inaugural chairman of the Casino Beef Week Promotion Committee from 1982 to 1990. He was rewarded with the Casino Apex Citizen of the Year and the Casino Council's Australia Day Award. Thomas was president of the Casino Chamber of Commerce and Industry from 1997 until 1998, and a representative on the Northern Rivers Area Consultative Committee from 1995 until 1997. Thomas George then became director of the Northern Regional Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter from 1994 until 1999.
Thomas George has been a member of The Nationals Agricultural and Small Business Committees, the Coalition Advisory Social Development Committee while on the back bench. Thomas George is currently president of the NSW Parliamentary Lions Club.
Thomas George has been a spokesperson on rural crime and energy, and ports, and was the deputy whip in 2002 before being appointed as the party whip in 2003.
The Lismore Electorate starts from the Queensland border in the north to the Richmond River in the south; and from Maryland National Park in the west to the Wilsons River in the east. Located in the Richmond-TweedValleys, the Lismore Electorate covers 6,049.3 km2 and has a predicted elector quota of 47,410 voters at the 2007 Election. Major towns include the City of Lismore, Bonalbo, Kyogle, Murwillimbah, Nimbin, Urbenville and Woodenbong.
|Parliament of New South Wales|
|Member for Lismore