Tony Mulder

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Tony Mulder
Member of the Legislative Council for Rumney
In office
7 May 2011 – 6 May 2017
Preceded by Lin Thorp
Succeeded by Sarah Lovell
Personal details
Born Teunis Mulder
(1955-05-09) 9 May 1955 (age 62)
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Occupation Police officer

Teunis "Tony" Mulder APM (born 9 May 1955 in Rotterdam, Netherlands)[1] is an Australian politician. He was an independent member of the Tasmanian Legislative Council, representing the electoral division of Rumney from 2011 to 2017.[2]

He was born in Rotterdam in 1955, and his family emigrated to Australia in 1957. He studied political science at the University of Tasmania.[1]

Mulder is a former police officer, and was a Commander in the Tasmania Police. He was director of the State Security Unit, the Tasmanian Police counter-terrorism taskforce.[3] He has served as an alderman on the Clarence City Council since 2005.[4] Although running as an independent candidate, Mulder openly retains links to the Liberal Party,[5] for whom he ran as a candidate for Franklin in the 2010 state election.[6] Before the 2010 election, the Labor Party lodged a complaint that Mulder may have breached the Electoral Act when he appeared in a television advertisement wearing a police uniform, giving the impression that he was still a serving police officer. He was cleared of breaching the Electoral Act by the Tasmanian Electoral Commission.[7]

Mulder was defeated by Labor candidate Sarah Lovell at the 2017 election for Rumney.[8]


  1. ^ a b Inaugural speech: Hon. Tony Mulder MLC, Parliament of Tasmania, 21 June 2011.
  2. ^ Media Release — 2011 Legislative Council Elections – Update Monday 9 May, Tasmanian Electoral Commission, 9 May 2011.
  3. ^ Annual Report 2008–09, Tasmania Police.
  4. ^ Alderman Tony Mulder, City of Clarence, 7 November 2005. Retrieved 9 May 2011.
  5. ^ Neales, Sue: Dramatic tension mounting, The Mercury, 6 May 2011.
  6. ^ 2010 Tasmanian Election – Franklin, ABC News, 2010.
  7. ^ Mulder cleared by Electoral Commission, 936 ABC Hobart, 11 March 2010.
  8. ^ "Labor wins seat of Rumney in Tasmania's Upper House elections". ABC News. 7 May 2017. Retrieved 8 May 2017. 

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Tasmanian Legislative Council
Preceded by
Lin Thorp
Member for Rumney
Succeeded by
Sarah Lovell