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

Anthony Albanese's choice for Home Affairs portfolio.

Jun 02

The Coalition was re-elected to get on with the job of delivering a stronger economy and a secure future for all Australians. That’s exactly what we’re going to do.

To commemorate this milestone, buy the Liberal 2019 election mug.

May 31

Does Anthony Albanese get it? Not at all.

May 30

#LIVE: Australians have re-elected our Government to get back to work and get on with the job of delivering for them. Today, I’m announcing our new Ministry.

May 26