Eric Hutchinson (politician)
|Administrator of Norfolk Island|
|Assumed office |
1 April 2017
|Governor-General||Sir Peter Cosgrove|
|Preceded by||Gary Hardgrave|
|Member of the Australian Parliament|
7 September 2013 – 2 July 2016
|Preceded by||Dick Adams|
|Succeeded by||Brian Mitchell|
Eric Russell Hutchinson
19 June 1965
|Political party||Liberal Party of Australia|
Eric Russell Hutchinson (born 19 June 1965) is a former Australian politician who represented the Division of Lyons in the Australian House of Representatives from September 2013 to July 2016 as a member of the Liberal Party of Australia.
Hutchinson was born in Launceston, Tasmania. He worked for various wool-exporting companies before entering politics in 2013, when he contested the seat of Lyons. He won the seat against Labor MP Dick Adams with a 1.2-point margin from a swing of 13.5 points.
After his defeat at the 2016 election, Hutchinson took up a role as an advisor to the President of the Senate, Stephen Parry. On 1 April 2017, Hutchinson began a two-year term as Administrator of Norfolk Island, which was extended by a further two years in February 2019.
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- "How local is local? The 12 MPs who don't live in the seats they're trying to win". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 17 May 2016.
- "Former Tasmanian MP Eric Hutchinson appointed Norfolk Island administrator". ABC News. 3 March 2017. Retrieved 9 April 2017.
- "Eric Hutchinson reappointed as Norfolk Island Administrator". Norfolk Online News. 22 February 2019. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
|Parliament of Australia|
| Member for Lyons
| Administrator of Norfolk Island