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David Mackenzie Crean

David Mackenzie Crean

Surname: CREAN

Given Names: David Mackenzie

Title and Honours: Dr

Qualifications: MB, BS

Date and Place of Birth:21 November 1950 - Melbourne, Victoria

Date of Death:



House of Assembly:13 May 1989

Electorate: Denison

Party: ALP

Positions Held: Chair Committees 1989-92

Date of Departure: 1 February 1992

Reason for Departure: Defeated.

Inaugural Speech (05 October 1989)

Legislative Council: 23 May 1992

Electorate: Buckingham/Elwick

Party: ALP (elected as independent but rejoined ALP August 1993)

Positions Held: Treasurer. Minister

  • Employment (August 2002 - February 2004)
  • Treasurer (September 1998 - February 2004)
  • Date of Departure: 1 May 2004

    Reason for Departure: Retired due to ill health.

    Inaugural Speech (21 July 1992)


    Son of Frank Crean (former Federal Treasurer) and brother of Simon Crean MHR. First marriage to Jill Robson, daughter of Tas Liberal MHA Neil Robson.

    Appointed Chair of Hydro Tasmania September 2004. Partner of ALP Senator Sue Mackay.

    House of Assembly Long Room Picture: 675


    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.