History Resources - Members of Parliament

Gerard Maxwell Bates

Gerard Maxwell Bates

Surname: BATES

Given Names: Gerard Maxwell

Title and Honours: Dr

Qualifications: LLB, PhD

Date and Place of Birth: 13 September 1950 - Lancashire, England

Date of Death:



House of Assembly: 8 February 1986

Electorate: Franklin

Party: Independent/Tasmanian Greens

Positions Held:

Date of Departure: 4 May 1995

Reason for Departure: Resigned to contest Queenborough (LC). Unsuccessful.

Inaugural Speech (26 March 1986)


Named and suspended more often than any other member - 4 times: 24 November 1992 (1 day); 2 December 1992 (7 days); 26 August 1993 (1 day); 26 August 1993 (7 days); 18 October 1994 (1 day).

House of Assembly Long Room Picture: 653

House of Assembly Long Room Picture Number indicates each Member's position in the photographic record.

Source: Parliament of Tasmania Members Biographical Database, Tasmanian Parliamentary Library.

Additional Reference Material:

A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics, 1890-1964 [by] Colin A. Hughes and B. D. Graham. Canberra, ANU Press, 1968. Biographical Register of the Tasmanian Parliament, 1851-1960 / Scott Bennett and Barbara Bennett. Canberra : ANU, 1980.