Welcome to my website.

I am your Independent Member for the Division of Elwick in the Legislative Council, Tasmania’s Upper House of Parliament. Elwick covers a large part of the City of Glenorchy where I have lived and worked as a teacher for the past 36 years.

As an Alderman for 12 years and Mayor of the City between 2005 and 2011, I  worked vigorously and passionately for this city and its people, that I love.

I believe it is more important than ever that Glenorchy has a strong, independent voice in the Legislative Council representing the interests of Glenorchy and the broader Tasmanian community.

My record as Mayor was one of standing up and fighting for the best interests of Glenorchy with no fear or favour and this is the approach I have taken in the Upper House since my election in 2010. As an Independent I am not compelled to follow the line of any political party. I make careful, considered decisions on the facts and, where possible, after consulting with community and business leaders, representative groups and people in the electorate.

I have a Facebook page set up to make it easier to get an even wider range of opinions from all sections of the community and I encourage everyone in Elwick to contact me and let me know their views and concerns.

Please feel free to drop into my office at 6/332-334 Main Rd Glenorchy.  Click on image for more pics of my Elwick OfficeThe office is a great meeting place for community groups and we can also help groups with office functions such as preparing or copying newsletters.  Please contact us to talk about your requirements.

Click on the image to the right to see more of my Elwick office.

I’ll use this  website to provide news and information about what’s happening in the Legislative Council and in Elwick.  I would welcome your comments, news, tips and suggestions to make it more relevant, interesting and useful for the people of Elwick.




From the blog

It was  my pleasure to once again attend the Glenorchy City Council Australia Day and Australian Citizenship Ceremony at the Derwent Entertainment Centre on January 26. I had the opportunity to formally welcome Glenorchy's newest Australian citizens and to congratulate Chris Tunks on becoming the Glenorchy Citizen of the Year for 2016 and Alex Hall on becoming the Glenorchy Young Citizen of the Year. Both Chris and Alex are very worthy recipients of these awards.      

The Glenorchy Community Fund continues to grow and thrive. At the 2015 AGM held late last year, 7 Directors were elected to the Board. They are as photographed from left to right- Mike Lester, Kim Macgowan(Company Secretary), Adriana Taylor(Chair), Erika Thomson-Stevens( Treasurer) and Kimberley Martin( Deputy Chair). The other 2  Directors not included in the photograph are Robert Goudsouzian and Melita Griffin.