Tony Messner

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The Honourable
Tony Messner
Senator for South Australia
In office
13 December 1975 – 17 April 1990
Succeeded by John Olsen
Personal details
Born (1939-09-24) 24 September 1939 (age 78)
Melbourne, Victoria
Political party Liberal

Anthony John Messner AM (born 24 September 1939) is a former Australian politician and minister.

Messner was born in Melbourne and educated at a state primary school in Queensland, Pulteney Grammar School, Adelaide and the South Australian Institute of Technology.[1]

Messner was elected as a Senator for South Australia at the 1975 election. He was appointed Minister for Veterans' Affairs in November 1980 and held that position until the defeat of the Fraser government at the March 1983 election. He resigned from parliament in April 1990.[2]

Messner was Administrator of Norfolk Island from August 1997 to July 2003. He was made an Member of the Order of Australia in 2004 for "service to the Australian Parliament, to Norfolk Island as Administrator, and to the community, particularly veterans and their families".[3]


  1. ^ Who's who in Australia. North Melbourne: Crown Content. 2008. p. 2303. ISBN 1-74095-160-3. 
  2. ^ "Members of the Senate since 1901". Parliamentary Handbook. Parliament of Australia. Archived from the original on 7 September 2007. Retrieved 18 January 2008. 
  3. ^ "Messner, Anthony John". It's an Honour. Government of Australia. Retrieved 18 January 2008. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Evan Adermann
Minister for Veterans' Affairs
Succeeded by
Arthur Gietzelt