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About Rosemary

When Rosemary Armitage says she is 100 per cent independent, she means it. Not tied to any particular party, Rosemary is instead drawn to issues at the heart of the community that she has represented in local and state politics for the past 12 years.


Happy to consider herself as the conduit between the community, business and government, Rosemary takes on whichever issue is most pressing at the time. This might be representing a local resident who thinks their is not being addressed, through to fighting for Launceston Hospital’s accreditation.


In a career that has spanned bringing up four sons, medical administration, real estate, local government and state government, Rosemary draws on her vast skills and experience to get the job done for Launceston. As the Australian Medical Association Northern division executive officer for over 20 years, a Launceston City councillor for nine years (with two of those as Deputy Mayor), and now as the Launceston Member in the Legislative Council, Rosemary is committed to public service.


This commitment also extends to acting as patron for organisations, such as National Serviceman’s Association Northern Branch and Launceston Musical Society; representing the community on committees, like Growing Tasmania's Economy Select Committee, Tasmanian Electoral Commission Inquiry and Launceston Retail Partnership Project Group; being ambassador for the RSPCA; serving as a Justice of the Peace; and as an Independent Person for Tasmania Police.


As an independent member of the Legislative Council, Rosemary most enjoys the connection she has fostered with people. She has used this opportunity to keep people informed about what it is that matters to them; whether that is about the neighbour’s fence, what their council rates are spent on, or where Launceston’s needs factor into state decisions.

Curriculum Vitae


Patron of the following Organisations:
~ National Servicemen's Association Australia - Launceston Sub Branch
~ Tasmanian Dog Training Club
~ Ravenswood Bowling Club
~ Presbyterian Care Fundraising Committee
~ Justice of the Peace
~ Heritage Sailing SV Rhona

~ Hadspen Cricket Club

~ Cosgrove Park Bowls Club

~ Northern Tasmania Softball Association

Vice Patron of the following organisation:
~ City of Launceston RSL Band


~ Theatre North (past)
~ Launceston Retail Partnership Project Group
~ LGH Support Group - Chair
~ Defence Reserves Support Council (past)
~ Northern Division, Australian Medical Association, Tasmanian branch
~Tasmania Police Independent Persons Register
~ St Leonards Village Protection Group
~ Neighbourhood Watch
~ Festivale - Committee Member
~ Launceston Safer Communities Partnership Committee


~ Deputy Mayor & former Alderman - Launceston City Council

Serving on the following Launceston City Council Committees:
~ Strategic Planning and Policy Committee
~ Code of Conduct Panel
~ Australia Day Awards and Hall of Fame Committee - Chair
~ Cataract Gorge Committee
~ Youth Advisory Group


~ First Elected - 3 May 2011
~ 2024 Elected 2nd Deputy Chair of Committees
~ Inaugural Speech

Served or serving on the following Legislative Council Committees:
~ Chair of the Legislative Council's Tasmanian Electoral Commission Inquiry
~ Member of the Legislative Council Select Committee, Growing Tasmania's Economy
~ Sessional Committee Government Administration B
~ Estimate Committee B
~ Government Business Scrutiny Committee B

~ Chair Committee - North East Rail Corridor

~ Chair Select Committee - Short Stay Accommodation in Tasmania

~ Member - Library Committee

~ Joint House Integrity Committee

~ Chair, Road Safety Select Inquiry



~ Hon. Justices Association

~ St. Michael's Association


~ Boating

~ Walking
~ Reading

~ Gardening

~ Spending time with Family & Friends


~ Married with four sons & two grandsons and one granddaughter

~ Personal Facebook Page


~ 2005 - Elected to the Launceston City Council
~ 2007 - Elected Deputy Mayor, Launceston City Council

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