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

A free COVID-19 vaccine will be available progressively throughout 2021 in Australia commencing in January, if promising trials prove successful, following a $1.7 billion supply & production agreement between the Australian Government & pharmaceutical companies. FULL DETAILS: https://www.pm.gov.au/media/australia-secures-onshore-manufacturing-agreements-two-covid-19-vaccines

Sep 07

“Australians will gain free access to a COVID-19 vaccine in 2021 if trials prove successful.” - Scott Morrison (ScoMo)

Sep 07

#LIVE: Press conference from Parliament House, Canberra

Sep 07

First time I’ve had my parents over to my place during COVID. Happy Father’s Day to all the dads across NSW!

Sep 06