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Biography for BURR, Maxwell Arthur

Member for Wilmot (Tas) 1975-84; Member for Lyons (Tas) 1984-93.

Liberal Party

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Wilmot, Tasmania, 1975, 1977, 1980 and 1983.

Re-elected following 1984 electoral redistribution for Lyons, Tasmania, 1984, 1987 and 1990.

Retired prior to general elections 1993.

Committee Service

House of Representatives Standing: House from 26.11.80 to 26.10.84; Environment and Conservation from 4.12.80 to 26.10.84; Aboriginal Affairs from 13.5.87 to 5.6.87 and from 1.12.88 to 1.6.89; Environment, Recreation and the Arts from 1.6.89 to 19.2.90; Selection from 15.5.90 to 20.6.91.

House of Representatives Select: Aircraft Noise from 28.2.85 to 28.11.85.

Joint Statutory: Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings from 5.5.83 to 26.10.84; Public Works from 8.10.87 to 29.9.88; Migration Regulations from 12.9.90 to 20.6.91.

Conferences, Delegations and Visits

Member, Government Delegation to South Pacific Conference, Rarotonga, Cook Islands, October 1988.

Member, 84th IPU Conference, Punta del Este, Uruguay, October 1990; 87th IPU Conference, Yaounde, Cameroon, April 1992.

Official visit to Russia and the Ukraine, April 1992.


Born 9.1.39 at Cressy, Tas.


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

DipBusStud (Launceston Technical College).


Former Secretary, Tasmanian Farmers' Federation 1972-74.


Description: Rural.

Location: Central eastern Tasmania; it includes the towns of Campbell Town, New Norfolk, Rosebery, Queenstown and St Marys.

Area: 41 479 sq km (approx.).

Electors enrolled: 65 681 (at 15.2.93).

Industries: Fishing, forestry, wool, beef and dairy cattle, fruit, wine, hydro-electric power generation, mining, tourism.

State electorates: Lyons is co-extensive with the Tasmanian House of Assembly electorate of the same name.