Michael Hart (Australian politician)

Michael James Hart (born 19 June 1960) is an Australian Liberal National politician who is the member of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland for Burleigh, having defeated Christine Smith at the 2012 state election[1] then being re-elected at the 31 January election in 2015.

Michael Hart

Shadow Minister for Energy, Biofuels and Water Supply
Assumed office
6 May 2016
LeaderTim Nicholls
Preceded byAndrew Powell
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Burleigh
Assumed office
24 March 2012
Preceded byChristine Smith
Personal details
Michael James Hart

(1960-06-19) 19 June 1960
Bega, New South Wales, Australia
Political partyLiberal National Party of Queensland

Michael was born in Bega on 19 June 1960. Before his entry into the Queensland parliament he was the company director and CEO of Mastercut Technologies. He is a qualified aircraft maintenance engineer. He is a longtime follower and supporter of Surf Life Saving Queensland, having been president of the Pacific Life Saving Club in his electorate in 2011–2012 and subsequently the patron of the South Coast branch of SLSQ.[2]

Michael moved to the Gold Coast in 1986 with his family, including wife Sally and three children Tim, Hayden and Jessica.[3]

In his maiden speech in government he emphasized his belief in small government with minimal regulation, stating "I believe good government needs to ensure the population is secure from interference from the actions of others. If a government just does that one thing, I believe it succeeds." [4]

He was appointed Shadow Minister for Energy, Biofuels and Water Supply in May 2016 and served on the Infrastructure Planning and Natural Resources parliamentary committee in 2012 and was Deputy Chair of the committee in 2015-2016 (June).

He is currently the Shadow Minister for Housing and Public Works, Shadow Minister for Energy and Shadow Minister for Innovation and Digital Technology. .[2]


  1. "Burleigh - Queensland Votes 2012 - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)". www.abc.net.au. Retrieved 15 August 2018.
  2. "Mr Michael Hart". Current Members. Queensland Parliament. Retrieved 15 August 2018.
  3. "Michael Hart MP - State Member for Burleigh". www.michaelhartmp.com.au. Retrieved 15 August 2018.
  4. "Michael Hart MP Maiden Speech". Retrieved 15 August 2018.
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Christine Smith
Member for Burleigh

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