Chris Hartcher

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Chris Hartcher

New South Wales Minister for Resources and Energy, Special Minister of State and Minister for the Central Coast in the O'Farrell-Stoner Liberal add

Category: Politics

Born in 1946.

Countries: Australia (86%), (14%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: New South Wales, Barry O'Farrell, Mike Gallacher

Linked to: Liberal Party of Australia, University of Sydney, Australian Labor Party, Leader of the New South Wales Liberal Party




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Chris Hartcher was born in 1946 add something


Hartcher was elected to represent Gosford for the Liberal Party at the 1988 NSW state election add something


He was appointed Government Whip in 1991 and served in that role until 1992 add something


On 3 July 1992, Hartcher was appointed to the NSW Cabinet as Minister for the Environment and left the Cabinet with the defeat of the Fahey Government in March 1995 add something


After the 1995 election, Hartcher was appointed to a number of Shadow Ministerial portfolios spending a combined 7 years as Shadow Minister for Industrial Relations and 4 years as Shadow Attorney General add something


Barry O'Farrell - When Ron Phillips was defeated at the election, thereby vacating the Deputy Leadership, O'Farrell stood for the position and was elected on 31 March 1999, beating Chris Hartcher by one vote


On 28 March 2002 he was elected as Deputy Opposition Leader under John Brogden until the 2003 State Election add something


Barry O'Farrell - However, when John Brogden deposed Chikarovski as Leader on 28 March 2002, O'Farrell lost the Deputy Leadership 11 votes to 9 to Chris Hartcher


At the 2003 election Hartcher was challenged in the seat of Gosford by Labor candidate Deborah O'Neill and won by only 272 votes add something


Deborah O'Neill - At the NSW State election in 2003, O'Neill challenged Chris Hartcher in the seat of Gosford and lost by only 272 votes


In 2006, New South Wales Legislative Assembly seats were subject to an electoral redistribution add something


Hartcher is a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly representing Terrigal for the Liberal Party since 2007, and has previously represented Gosford between 1988 and 2007 add something


Hartcher was again challenged by O'Neill but was elected Member for Terrigal on 24 March 2007 add something


In 2010, Hartcher was endorsed as the Liberal Party's candidate for Terrigal ahead of the 2011 election add something


O'Neill was later elected as the Member for Robertson at the 2010 Federal Election add something


On 3 April 2011, Hartcher was appointed by Premier Barry O'Farrell to the Cabinet as Minister for Resources and Energy, Special Minister of State and Minister for the Central Coast add something


He resigned from Cabinet on 4 December 2013 after the Independent Commission Against Corruption raided his office add something


Mike Gallacher - In December 2013 Gallacher took on the additional responsibilities as Minister for the Central Coast following the resignation of the incumbent minister, Chris Hartcher


Anthony Roberts - Following the resignation of Chris Hartcher from cabinet 4 December 2013, Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts assumed his responsibilities as Minister for Resources and Energy and Special Minister of State


ABC News, 2014-02-19 add something


In February 2014, the ICAC commenced investigating allegations of corrupt conduct add something


Mike Gallacher - On 2 May 2014, the Independent Commission Against Corruption heard allegations that Gallacher was involved with Chris Hartcher in the establishment of a business called Eightbyfive which sought to conceal prohibited donations to the Liberal Party from a development company owned by Nathan Tinkler


With a final report not due before the 2015 election campaign, Hartcher, Spence and Webber chose to retire and not contest the next election add something


On 30 August 2016, the Independent Commission Against Corruption released its report into the investigation into illegal developer donations add something