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Mr (Tim) Timothy Carson CRAKANTHORP, B.Bus, M.Int MP

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Member of the Legislative Assembly
Member for Newcastle
Shadow Minister for Skills and TAFE, and Shadow Minister for Tertiary Education
Member of the Australian Labor Party
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Newcastle Electorate Office
A Mr Tim Crakanthorp, MP
Ground Floor
414 Hunter Street
P (02) 4926 1126
F (02) 4926 2134

Parliamentary Activity
Current Positions
Position Start Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 25 Oct 2014
Member for Newcastle 25 Oct 2014
Shadow Minister for Skills and TAFE 12 Jun 2021
Shadow Minister for Tertiary Education 12 Jun 2021
About the Newcastle Electorate
Provincial. Residential suburban, industrial. Located within Hunter Statistical Agricultural Subdivision.

Principal centres: Adamstown, Bar Beach, Broadmeadow, Carrington, Cooks Hill, Fern Bay, Fullerton Cove, Georgetown, Hamilton, Hamilton East, Hamilton North, Hamilton South, Hexham, Islington, Lambton, Maryville, Mayfield, Mayfield East, Mayfield North, Mayfield West, Merewether, Merewether Heights, New Lambton, Newcastle, Newcastle East, Newcastle West, Sandgate, Stockton, The Hill, The Junction, Tighes Hill, Warabrook, Waratah, Wickham, Williamtown.

Area: 121.22 sq km.

Population: 68,748. Enrolment: 59,267.

Political Party Activity

First joined the Australian Labor Party in 1993. Served as secretary of Mount Hutton Branch, Wickham Branch, Newcastle LGC, Newcastle SEC. President of Newcastle LGC. State Conference delegate, State Policy Committee member. Elected Labor Councillor on Newcastle City Council for two terms. Currently Chairman of the State Parliamentary Labor Caucus.

Community Activity

Patron of Newcastle Justices of the Peace, Hillcrest Tennis Club, and Young Peoples Theatre Newcastle. Former board member of Westpac Rescue Helicopter and Northern Settlement Services. Chairman of the Throsby Creek Government Agencies Committee. Member of the Public Service Association. Member of the Newcastle Jets and Newcastle Knights.

Local Government Activity

Military Service

Honours Received


Married with four children.

Qualifications, Occupations and Interests

Intermediate and Advanced Industrial Law Certificates, Bachelor of Business (Marketing) Charles Sturt University, Master of International Studies Sydney University.

President of Charles Sturt University Students Association, Clerk Workers’ Educational Association (WEA), Department of Community Services Disability Support Worker, Environmental Education Centre Indonesia, Electorate Officer to Tanya Plibersek MP, Allan Morris MP and Sharon Grierson MP, Communications Manager Mine Safety, Senior Policy Officer NSW Mine Safety Advisory Council, Principal Policy Officer NSW Mine Safety, Councillor Newcastle City Council.

Interests include – surfing, running, football, rugby league, bike riding, camping, reading, music and art.

Additional Information

Inaugural Speech, 13 November 2014: