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Biography for GOODLUCK, Bruce John

Member for Franklin (Tas) 1975-93

Liberal Party

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Franklin, Tasmania, 1975, 1977, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1987 and 1990.

Retired prior to general elections 1993.

Committee Service

House of Representatives Standing: Road Safety from 1.4.76 to 26.10.84; Transport Safety from 28.2.85 to 5.6.87; Publications from 1.3.78 to 19.9.80; Expenditure from 11.5.83 to 26.10.84; House from 8.10.87 to 19.2.90; Community Affairs from 16.5.90 to 8.2.93.

House of Representatives Select: Tourism from 14.3.78 to 26.10.78.

Joint: Australian Capital Territory from 1.6.89 to 19.2.90.

Conferences, Delegations and Visits

Attended International Conference of Parliamentarians on Population and Development, Colombo, August-September 1979.

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Pakistan and India, July 1981.

Member, 70th IPU Conference, Seoul, October 1983.

Attended Asian-Pacific Anti-Communist League Conference, Taiwan, July 1985.

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to New Zealand, June 1986.

Member, 33rd CPA Conference, Kuala Lumpur, August-September 1987.

Deputy Leader, Parliamentary Delegation to Ethiopia, Tanzania, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, June-July 1988.

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Romania, Greece and UK, November-December 1990.

Attended 10th CPA Australian and Pacific Regional Seminar, Papua New Guinea and Hobart, Tasmania, September 1992.

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to 13th General Assembly of AIPO, Jakarta, Indonesia, and bilateral visits to Thailand and Papua New Guinea, September- October 1992.


Born 14.5.33 at Hobart, Tas.

Died 24.10.2016.


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

Company director.

President, Tasmanian Automobile Chamber of Commerce 1971-74.

Federal President, Australian Automobile Chamber of Commerce 1974.

Local Government Service

Warden, Municipality of Clarence 1972-75.


Description: Outer metropolitan.

Location: Southern Tasmania; it includes the centres of Bridgewater, Cygnet, Geeveston, Hastings, Huonville, Kingston, Lauderdale and Lunawanna.

Area: 8156 sq km (approx.).

Electors enrolled: 63 134 (at 15.2.93).

Industries: Apples, pears, small fruits, fishing, beef cattle, sheep, forestry, cottage industries, tourism.

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