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Kerry Finch was born in Hobart in 1948 and has spent most of his life in Tasmania. ABC radio listeners woke up to his 7NT breakfast program for most of 24 years.

Kerry joined the ABC in Launceston in 1975 after working at 2MW Murwillumbah, 2KM in Kempsey and Launceston's 7LA.

The ABC station manager, Graeme Steele, gave Kerry the task of making 7NT ‘your radio station’ by localising the program.

“I relished the community role and to make the ABC more a part of the northern community I was a frequent host, MC and compered functions around the region,” Kerry says.

He found it easy to transfer his community radio role to representing the community in parliament when he was elected to the Legislative Council division of Rosevears in 2002.

Kerry lives in the heartland of his electorate at Deviot on the Tamar River.

 

Civic and Community :

The Devil Island Project Inc – Chairman

Heritage Isle Credit Union Tornadoes – Board Member

Launceston Football Club - Vice Patron

Beaconsfield Child & Family Centre – Advisory Council

Exeter Show Society – Master of Ceremonies

Three Peaks Race – 12 years hosting the start of the race

Epilepsy Association - Patron

Launceston Little Athletics - Patron

Former Lupus Patron for 10 Years

Patron of the Road Trauma Support Team Inc.

Bridgenorth Football Club - Co Patron 

CentrStage - Former Board Member

West Tamar Meals on Wheels steering committee 

Launceston Repertory Society -Former President 

Gravelly Beach Australia Day - Master of Ceremonies

Beaconsfield District Health Service - Observer

Exeter Improvement Committee - Observer

Friends of the Northern Hospice and Palliative Care - Active Supporter

West Tamar Arts Group - Active Supporter - Including Artenwine, the 2014 Festival of Golden Words Events

New Horizons - Enthusiastic Promoter

Tasmanian Talent Team - Launching Young Talented Tasmanians on to the World Stage.

Patron of the Exeter Service & Community Club




PARLIAMENTARY

2nd Deputy Chair of Committees 

Legislative Council Sessional Committee. Government Administration Committee B

Legislative Council Standing Order Committee

Parliamentary Library

Subordinate Legislation Committee May 2003 to September 2006



COMMITTEE ENQUIRES

Chair of Joint Standing Committee on Community Development

Management of Tamar and Esk Rivers

Legislative Council Select Committee on Tourism in Tasmania 2011

Overtime Cost of the Prison Service

Inquiry into the Operation and Administartion of the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service

Legislative Council Select Committee Rural Road Speed Limits

Inquiries Chair: Aboriginal Lands Amendment Bill (No.27)