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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. Re-elected 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2019.

Committee Service

Joint Statutory: Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity from 25.10.2010; Human Rights from 13.2.2013 to 5.8.2013; Public Works from 15.9.2016 (Deputy Chair from 24.7.2019).

Joint Standing: Migration from 18.2.2008 to 9.5.2016.

Joint Select: Cyber-Safety from 25.10.2010 to 24.6.2013; Constitutional Recognition of Local Government from 26.11.2012 to 13.3.2013; Broadcasting Legislation from 14.3.2013 to 24.6.2013; Road Safety from 18.9.2019 to 12.2.2020.

House of Representatives Standing: Education and Training (Education and Vocational Training from 1.12.2004 to 17.10.2007) from 19.2.2008 to 19.7.2010; Climate Change, Water, Environment and the Arts from 19.2.2008 to 19.7.2010; Climate Change, Environment and the Arts from 25.10.2010 to 5.8.2013; Environment from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016; Agriculture and Industry from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016; Health from 19.10.2015 to 9.5.2016; Health, Aged Care and Sport from 15.9.2016.

House of Representatives Select: Regional Australia from 4.12.2019 to 11.6.2020.

Parliamentary Party Positions

Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Manufacturing from 18.10.2013 to 13.10.2015.

Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Health from 13.10.2015 to 23.7.2016.

Shadow Assistant Minister for Medicare from 23.7.2016 to 2.6.2019.


Born 13.6.1952, Italy


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

Bank officer from 1969 to 1976.

Research assistant to Senator the Hon. J Cavanagh from 1976 to 1981.

Fitness centre manager from 1981 to 2007.

Local Government Service

Councillor, City of Salisbury.

Mayor, City of Salisbury from 1997 to 2007.


Name: Makin

Location: The Division of Makin consists of: part of the City of Port Adelaide Enfield, part of the City of Salisbury, andpart of the City of Tea Tree Gully.

Area: 162 Sq km

Electors enrolled: 119,982 (at 11.6.2019)

Industries: Aviation, brick making, commercial and retail industry, higher education, hobby farmers, horse studs, light manufacturing, Modbury Hospital, tourism and wineries.