Brian Courtice

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Brian Courtice
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Hinkler
In office
11 July 1987 – 13 March 1993
Preceded byBryan Conquest
Succeeded byPaul Neville
Personal details
Born (1950-04-17) 17 April 1950 (age 69)
Bundaberg, Queensland
Political partyAustralian Labor Party
RelationsBen Courtice (uncle)
OccupationCane farmer

Brian William Courtice (born 17 April 1950) was an Australian politician. Born in Bundaberg, Queensland, he was a cane farmer and an organiser of the Australian Workers' Union before entering politics. He was the nephew of Senator Ben Courtice. In 1987, he was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the Labor member for Hinkler, defeating sitting National MP Bryan Conquest. He held the seat until his defeat in 1993 by National challenger Paul Neville.[1] He tried to regain his seat in 1996, but was defeated by Neville.

In the 2007 federal election campaign he appeared in a Liberal television advertisement opposing Kevin Rudd but has denied that this made him a Labor rat.[2]


  1. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 16 July 2008.
  2. ^ "Liberals use ex-ALP MP in new attack". 14 November 2007.
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Bryan Conquest
Member for Hinkler
Succeeded by
Paul Neville