Biography

Richard was elected as Senator for Tasmania in 2001. He has held several parliamentary roles in the Australian Government, including in the areas of agriculture, forestry, finance, industry, science, research, and trade and Investment.

As Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians, Richard is leading reforms in ageing and aged care. As Minister for Youth and Sport, he has a strong focus on youth mental health and local and community sport in Australia.

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