Tom Barton (politician)

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Tom Barton
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Waterford
In office
19 September 1992 – 9 September 2006
Preceded by New seat
Succeeded by Evan Moorhead
Personal details
Born Thomas Alfred Barton
(1949-08-11) 11 August 1949 (age 68)
Ayr, Queensland, Australia
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Occupation General Secretary, Trades and Labor Council of Queensland, Fitter

Thomas Alfred (Tom) Barton (born 11 August 1949) is an Australian politician. He was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland from 1992 to 2006 as the member for Waterford.[1]

Barton was Minister for Environment & Heritage under the Goss government from 1995 to 1996. In the first Beattie government (1998–2001) he was Minister for Police & Corrective Services; under the second Beattie government (2001–2004), Minister for State Development; and Minister for Employment, Training & Industrial Relations in the third Beattie government (2004–2006).[1]

He was also a member of the ACTU Wages Committee from 1984 to 1992 and was a founding director of sunsuper, the largest superannuation fund in Queensland.

Barton was born in Ayr, Queensland. He is a qualified tradesman and he enjoys motor racing and rugby league.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
Parliament of Queensland
New seat Member for Waterford
Succeeded by
Evan Moorhead