David Crean

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Dr David Crean
Member of the Tasmanian House of Assembly
for Denison
In office
13 May 1989 – 1 February 1992
Member of the Tasmanian Legislative Council for Buckingham
In office
23 May 1992 – 31 July 1999
Preceded by Doug Lowe
Succeeded by Seat abolished
Member of the Tasmanian Legislative Council for Elwick
In office
31 July 1999 – 1 May 2004
Preceded by Seat created
Succeeded by Terry Martin
Personal details
Born (1950-11-21) 21 November 1950 (age 68)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Nationality Australian
Political party Labor Party
Domestic partner Sue Mackay
Father Frank Crean
Relatives Simon Crean (brother)
Profession Medical doctor

David Mackenzie Crean (born 21 November 1950, Melbourne) is a former Labor member of the Parliament of Tasmania. He is the son of former Deputy Prime Minister Frank Crean and brother to former Australian federal opposition leader Simon Crean.[1]

Before entering politics, Crean was a medical doctor in Hobart, where he started the city's first after-hours medical locum practice with his business partner, future federal politician Brendan Nelson.[2] His first wife was Jill Robson, daughter of fellow politician Neil Robson.

Crean entered the House of Assembly at the 1989 election in the division of Denison. He was defeated at the 1992 election held in February 1992. In May 1992 he was elected to the Legislative Council in the division of Buckingham (later becoming Elwick).[1]

Crean retired in May 2004 due to a kidney condition.[3] He was Chair of Hydro Tasmania from September 2004 until his resignation in 2014.[4] His partner is former senator, Sue Mackay.[5]


  1. ^ a b "CREAN, David Mackenzie". The Parliament of Tasmania from 1856. Parliament of Tasmania. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Selling it like it is". The Age. 28 February 2004. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Tasmanian senator quits federal politics". The Sydney Morning Herald. 29 July 2005. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  4. ^ "David Crean resigns as chair of Hydro Tasmania". ABC News. 30 July 2014. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Senator Mackay resigns post". ABC News. 29 July 2005. Retrieved 5 December 2017.

External links

  • Parliamentary Library profile
Tasmanian Legislative Council
Preceded by
Doug Lowe
Member for Buckingham
New seat Member for Elwick
Succeeded by
Terry Martin

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