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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 and 2016.

Committee Service

Joint Statutory: Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity from 25.10.2010 to 9.5.2016.

Joint Standing: Migration from 18.2.2008 to 9.5.2016; Human Rights from 13.2.2013 to 5.8.2013; Public Works from 15.9.2016; Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity from 15.9.2016.

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.

House of Representatives Standing: Education and Training 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.

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.



Qualifications and Occupations 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, City of Salisbury from 1997 to 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

Electors enrolled: 107086 (at 2.7.2016)

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