Biography

Richard Colbeck is a Liberal Senator for Tasmania and the Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians and the Minister for Youth and Sport.

Prior to entering politics in 2002, Senator Colbeck worked in the construction industry for more than two decades, starting as an apprentice and going on to own his own business.

He served as an Alderman on the Devonport City Council, a Director of the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and President of the Devonport Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Richard has served as Minister for Tourism and International Education, Minister Assisting the Minister for Trade and Investment, Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance and twice as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture.

He also held Shadow Parliamentary Secretary roles in the Health, Industry and Innovation, and Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Portfolios.

Senator Colbeck is a proud Tasmanian and lives in Devonport with his wife Gaylene, they have three children.

You can get in touch with Senator Colbeck through the following platforms:

Website: www.richardcolbeck.com.au

Email: senator.colbeck@aph.gov.au

From Richard

Around 5 million Australians, including pensioners, will start receiving the second $750 support payment from today. Read more: https://lbr.al/u3dy

Jul 13

In a major boost for primary health care, the Australian Government is further strengthening telehealth arrangements, as recommended by the AMA and other medical experts.

Jul 13

“We can’t afford to be complacent. It’s important to maintain the discipline of social distancing behind closed doors, not just out in public." Scott Morrison.

Jul 13

Around 5 million Australians will start receiving our second $750 support payment from today, including pensioners. And millions of Australians are set to benefit again from the important tax cuts we legislated last year, getting up to $1,080 back in their tax returns. It’s all part of our record financial support to help get Australians through these difficult times. Over the weekend, I also agreed to providing more Australian Defence Force support to the Victorian Government to help deal with the COVID outbreak in Melbourne. We’ll continue to provide whatever support is needed to make sure we all get through this together. A wide ranging discussion with Ray Hadley this morning on 2GB - listen to the full interview at: http://aus.pm/syk4

Jul 13