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

I have a new Electorate Offcer - Narelle Calphy

If you need to make an appointment to see me, or if you have an issue that you would like me to help with, please contact Narelle at my Elwick office (03) 62 122 306

I am absolutely thrilled that Glenorchy has been chosen as one of only a few centres around the country for the Opportunity Child Learning project. I am also excited that the Glenorchy project will be led by someone of the calibre of David Cummins.

It is all very exciting and the five schools of the Wellington Alliance who have been working together and who are responsible for obtaining the funding for the project are to be congratulated.

On 16 March 2015 I addressed a meeting of the Glenorchy City Council using the rules that allow a "deputation" to do so.

After my address, a number of people asked if I would put it on my website so please click here to view the report.

What a pleasure it was to be at the inaugural soccer tournament, organised by the Bhutanese community on Saturday, March 1st.

All teams showed a high standard of play and although the Bhutanese teams from Launceston and Hobart are both relatively new and still in a building phase, they were by no means disgraced.

The Congolese team won the trophy only in the last 5 minutes of the final.

Watch out next time!

Well done Glenorchy Knights for supporting the tournament with a ground, referees etc, and the supporters who helped buy the magnificent trophies.