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Trent Zimmerman (Lib-North Sydney) – Maiden Speech

The is the first speech to the House of Representatives of the Liberal member for North Sydney, Trent Zimmerman.


Zimmerman, 47, was elected at a by-election on December 5, 2015. He replaced the former Treasurer, Joe Hockey, who had represented the seat since 1996.

Zimmerman was previously Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Transport Policy with the Tourism and Transport Forum of Australia.

He is a vice-president and acting-President of the Liberal Party’s NSW Division, aligned with the party’s moderate faction.

Hansard transcript of maiden speech by Trent Zimmerman.

The SPEAKER: Before I call the honourable member for North Sydney, I remind the House that this is the honourable member’s first speech and I ask the House to extend to him the usual courtesies.


Mr ZIMMERMAN (North Sydney) (12:28): Mr Speaker, it is a humbling experience to rise in this place for the first time as the representative of the people of North Sydney. I do so knowing it is an extraordinary privilege to be given the trust of your community to serve in the Australian parliament. I will return that faith by playing my part in building a more prosperous, fairer and sustainable Australia. [Read more…]

Joe Hockey (Lib – North Sydney) – Valedictory Speech

The former Treasurer, Joe Hockey, has delivered his valedictory speech to the House of Representatives.


Hockey will resign this week and is expected to be appointed Australian Ambassador to the United States, replacing former ALP leader Kim Beazley. [Read more…]

Joe Hockey (Lib-North Sydney) – Maiden Speech

The Liberal member for North Sydney, Joe Hockey, was first elected to the House of Representatives at the 1996 Federal Election.

Prior to entering parliament, Hockey worked as banking and finance lawyer with Corrs Chambers Westgarth. He had also been Director of Policy for John Fahey, the Premier of New South Wales.

Hockey reclaimed the traditionally safe Liberal seat from the independent member Ted Mack, who won it in 1990, was re-elected in 1993 and then retired in 1996.

Hockey was 31 years old when he gave his maiden speech on September 10, 1996. Two years later, he was made Minister for Financial Services and Regulation in the Howard government. [Read more…]