Biography

Richard Colbeck is a Liberal Senator for Tasmania and the Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources.

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 served as Minister for Tourism and International Education, Minister Assisting the Minister for Trade and Investment, 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.

From Richard

A Liberal and Nationals Government means a stronger economy with more jobs.

Aug 16

The Morrison Government is focused on delivering on our plan to create 1.25 million more jobs over the next five years.

Aug 15

The Morrison Government is focused on delivering on our plan to create 1.25 million more jobs over the next five years.

Aug 15

Always love receiving letters with great practical ideas on how to improve Australia’s future. Here are a few from some passionate kids who highlighted the importance of our recycling and waste management initiatives. I'm pleased to let them know that we are banning our waste being shipped overseas and that it will be recycled and reused here in Australia.

Aug 12