History Resources - Members of Parliament

Neil Leonard Charles Batt

Neil Leonard Charles Batt

Surname: BATT

Given Names: Neil Leonard Charles

Title and Honours: Mr, Honourable, AO

Qualifications: BA (Hons)

Date and Place of Birth: 14 June 1937 - Hobart, Tasmania

Date of Death:



House of Assembly: (1) 10 May 1969 (2) 8 February 1986

Electorate: Denison

Party: ALP

Positions Held: Minister 1972-80; Opposition Leader 1986-88

Date of Departure: (1) 29 August 1980 (2) 13 May 1989

Reason for Departure: (1) Resigned. (2) Retired.

Inaugural Speech (13 March 1986)


Appointed Ombudsman on retirement August 1989. Granted the right to use the title 'Honourable' for life on 8 September 1980.

House of Assembly Long Room Picture: 578

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.