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PEARCE, GavinBiography for PEARCE, Gavin

Member for Braddon (Tas)

Liberal Party of Australia



Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Braddon, Tasmania, 2019.


Committee Service

Joint Standing: National Capital and External Territories from 23.7.2019; Parliamentary Library (formerly Library) from 23.7.2019.

House of Representatives Standing: Agriculture and Water Resources from 4.7.2019; Publications from 4.7.2019.


Party Positions

President of the Liberal Party North West Primary Industries Branch (Tasmania) from 2018.


Other Positions

Senior Vice Chair of the Yolla Farmers Co-operative.

President of the Wynyard Returned Services League.

Vice President of the Returned Services League (North West Tasmania Branch).


Personal

Born 21.12.1967, Wynyard, Australia

Widower


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

AssocDipFrtMgmt (Australian Army).

AssocDipHRMgmt (Australian Army).

Ag. (Dairy) Apprenticeship (Bonney Agricultural College).

Owner/Director of Pearce Concrete Products Pty Ltd.

Owner/Director of Pearce Agriculture - AG Contractor and Angus Beef Breeder and Finisher.

Soldier from 1985 to 2004.

Farmer and business owner from 2004.


Decorations

GOC Training Commanders Commendation, 1993.

GOC Land Command Commendation, 1995.

COA Commendation, 1998.

Defence Long Service Medal 1st Class, 2001.

Australian Active Service Medal, 2004.

International Force East Timor (INTERFET) Medal, 2004.

Australian Defence Medal, 2005.


Military Service

Served with the Royal Australian Corps of Signals from 15.10.1985 to November 2004.


Electorate

Name: Braddon

Location: The Division of Braddon is focused on Burnie and Devonport and also consists of the: City of Burnie, Municipality of Central Coast, Municipality of Circular Head, City of Devonport, Municipality of King Island, Municipality of Latrobe, Municipality of Waratah-Wynard, and Municipality of West Coast. The Division of Braddon includes King Island.

Area: 21,369 Sq km

Electors enrolled: 79,194 (at 6.6.2019)

Industries: Forestry, fishing, aquaculture, kelp harvesting, dairying, beef cattle production, and vegetable, poppy and pyrethrum growing are major primary industries. Vegetable processing, cheese manufacture, sawmilling and woodchipping complement these activities. Mining and tourism are major industries in Braddon.