Minister for Education and Training
Minister for Primary Industries and Water
Minister for Racing
Jeremy is a north-west Tasmanian who grew up on the family farm at Sassafras.
After matriculating in 1987 Jeremy then went to work on a cattle and sheep property near Hagley in northern Tasmania.
Following a two-year period at Lincoln University in New Zealand, Jeremy received a Diploma in Farm Management and returned to Tasmania to manage his family’s property at Sassafras, which specialises in mixed cropping and prime lamb production. In 2016 Jeremy received the Lincoln Alumni International Medal.
Apart from his passion for farming and rural life, Jeremy has a strong empathy with public and community services and has worked with a number of organisations including Lifeline NW, Natural Resource Management & Landcare Groups and Youth and Family Focus. In 2006 Jeremy was awarded Life Membership of Lifeline North West.
Jeremy has a close association with the Latrobe Football Club and was President from 2006-2009.
He campaigned successfully in July 2002 to become an MP for Braddon in the House of Assembly and up until 2014 held a number of shadow portfolios. In 2006 Jeremy was elected as Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party.
After the successful 2014 State Election, Jeremy was appointed as Deputy Premier and is responsible for Education and Training, Primary Industries and Water, and Racing.
Jeremy’s campaign in 2002 focused on the importance of a more constructive approach to parliament in order to achieve positive results and subsequently he was re-elected in March 2006, 2010 and 2014.
Jeremy is known for his strong representation of the north-west and west coast and believes that given that much of the wealth for Tasmania is created by the diverse industry base of the north-west and west coast - in turn the region deserves nothing less than its fair share of government support and services.
Jeremy is married to Sandra and they have three young daughters Ruby, Lucy and Holly.