Tim Whetstone

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Tim Whetstone

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Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development
Assumed office
22 March 2018 (2018-03-22)
PremierSteven Marshall
Preceded by
  • Geoff Brock (as Minister for Regional Development)
  • Leon Bignell (as Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries and Minister for Forests)
Member of the South Australian House of Assembly
for Chaffey
Assumed office
20 March 2010
Preceded byKarlene Maywald
Personal details
Born
Timothy John Whetstone

(1960-03-05) 5 March 1960 (age 59)
Keith, South Australia
NationalityAustralian
Political partyLiberal Party of Australia (SA)
OccupationIrrigator

Timothy John Whetstone (born 5 March 1960) is an Australian politician representing the seat of Chaffey in the South Australian House of Assembly for the South Australian Division of the Liberal Party of Australia since the 2010 election. Whetstone has served as the Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development in the Marshall Ministry since 22 March 2018.[1][2]

Background and early career[edit]

Whetstone was born in the state's South East at Keith before completing his schooling in Adelaide. He finished a tool maker apprenticeship at General Motors Holden and then went on to develop his own business building and restoring muscle cars and boats.[3]

Whestone was a project manager on the Moomba gas fields before moving to the Riverland in 1989 to purchase a citrus property and develop a vineyard on the River Murray.[3]

Political career[edit]

Whetstone contested the seat of Chaffey at the 2010 election for the Liberal Party, receiving a 20-point two-candidate swing from incumbent SA Nationals MP Karlene Maywald, to finish with 53.8 percent of the two-candidate vote.[4] The SA Nationals did not contest the 2014 election, which saw Whetstone win 75.1 percent of the two-party vote.[5]

Between June 2014 until the state election, Tim was the Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment, as well as being the Shadow Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing from 2014 to 2017.[3]

Following the 2018 election, Whetstone was appointed as Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ MacLennan, Leah (22 March 2018). "SA election: Who's who in the new South Australian Liberal Government?". ABC News. Australia. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  2. ^ "The South Australian Government Gazette, 22 March 2018, No. 20, Supplementary Gazette" (PDF). Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  3. ^ a b c "Tim Whetstone MP". Steven Marshall | Premier of South Australia. 25 May 2018. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  4. ^ Green, Antony. "Chaffey". 2010 SA election. Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
  5. ^ Green, Antony. "Chaffey". 2014 SA election. Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
  6. ^ Siebert, Bension (22 March 2018). "Marshall unveils new Cabinet". InDaily. Retrieved 23 March 2018.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Geoff Brock
as Minister for Regional Development
Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development
2018–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Leon Bignell
as Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries and Minister for Forests
South Australian House of Assembly
Preceded by
Karlene Maywald
Member for Chaffey
2010–present
Incumbent