The Hon. Michael Ferguson MP
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Minister for Health, Minister for Information Technology and Innovation, Leader of Government Business in House of Assembly
Michael entered political life determined to make a real difference, something that Tasmanians are asking for right now. His vision is for Tasmanians to be the happiest people, enjoying the best quality of life in Australia.
While studying for his Applied Science and Education degrees, Michael’s interests in youth work, student politics and small business developed, preparing him for the work that he does today.
Michael commenced his teaching career in local public secondary schools in 1996, specialising in maths, science and IT. He was honoured to be named Tasmanian Young Achiever of the Year in 2002 by the National Australia Day Committee for community work and regional initiative, and is proud to have served the Clifford Craig Medical Research Trust as its Chief Executive Officer from 2007-2009.
Michael served in the Federal Howard Government as the Member for Bass between 2004-2007, achieving a number of things for the community including funding for local services, record low unemployment in Bass and infrastructure projects including the $60 million East Tamar Highway upgrade.
Elected to State Parliament as the Liberal Member for Bass in 2010, Michael achieved the highest support in Bass in that election. Despite this, Michael has never taken votes for granted and continues to work every day for an even stronger Northern Tasmania.
Michael values personal integrity, self-discipline and working hard - underpinned by his Christian faith.
Married to Julie, and has three young children, Eloise, Thomas and James, family is an incredibly important part of Michael’s life. He is committed to working hard to ensure that every family in Tasmania can be the best they can be, particularly in the area of education where Tasmania has the potential to do better and lead the nation.