Thomas John Cleary

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(Thomas) John Cleary (born 29 June 1947) is a former Australian politician. He was born in Launceston, Tasmania. In 1979, he was elected to the Tasmanian House of Assembly representing Franklin for the Liberal Party. He served as a minister from 1983 to 1986, when he was defeated; he was re-elected in 1988 and held the seat until his retirement in 1998. After leaving Tasmanian politics he spent a time as administrator of the Tiwi Islands while they were excised from Australian refugee status in 2003.[1]


  1. ^ Parliament of Tasmania (2005). "Cleary, Thomas John (John)". The Parliament of Tasmania from 1856. Parliament of Tasmania. Retrieved 14 March 2010.