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ZAPPIA, Antonio (Tony)Biography for ZAPPIA, Antonio (Tony)

Member for Makin (SA)

Australian Labor Party

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Makin, South Australia, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016.

Committee Service

House of Representatives Standing: Climate Change, Water, Environment and the Arts from 19.2.08 to 19.7.10; Climate Change, Environment and the Arts from 25.10.10 to 5.8.13; Environment from 4.12.13 to 9.5.16; Education and Training from 19.2.08 to 19.7.10; Agriculture and Industry from 4.12.13 to 9.5.16; Health from 19.10.15 to 9.5.16; Health, Aged Care and Sport from 15.9.16.

Joint Statutory: Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity from 25.10.10 to 9.5.16.

Joint Standing: Migration from 18.2.08 to 9.5.16; Human Rights from 13.2.13 to 5.8.13; Public Works from 15.9.16; Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity from 15.9.16.

Joint Select: Cyber-Safety from 25.10.10 to 24.6.13; Constitutional Recognition of Local Government from 26.11.12 to 13.3.13; Broadcasting Legislation from 14.3.13 to 24.6.13.

Parliamentary Party Positions

Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Manufacturing from 18.10.13 to 13.10.15.

Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Health from 13.10.15 to 23.07.16.

Shadow Assistant Minister for Medicare from 23.07.16.


Born 13.6.1952, Italy.


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

Bank officer 1969-76.

Research assistant to Senator the Hon. JL Cavanagh 1976-81.

Fitness centre manager 1981-2007.

Local Government Service

Councillor, City of Salisbury; Mayor 1997-2007.


Description: outer metropolitan.

Location: north-eastern Adelaide; it includes the suburbs of Banksia Park, Fairview Park, Gepps Cross (part), Golden Grove, Greenwith, Gulfview Heights, Hope Valley (part), Ingle Farm, Mawson Lakes, Modbury, Para Hills, Para Vista, Pooraka, Redwood Park, Ridgehaven, Salisbury East, Salisbury Heights, St Agnes, Surrey Downs, Tea Tree Gully, Valley View, Vista, Walkley Heights, Wynn Vale and Yatala Vale.

Area: 130 sq km (approx.).

Electors enrolled: 107 086 (at 2.7.16).

Industries: light manufacturing, commercial and retail industry, wineries, horse studs, hobby farming, poultry, brick making and tourism.