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Eric Abetz

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Date of Birth January 25, 1958
Age 64 years, 4 months, 10 days
Place of Birth Stuttgart
Country Germany
Profession Politician
Horoscope Aquarius

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Eric Abetz net worth, birthday, age, height, weight, wiki, fact 2020-21! In this article, we will discover how old is Eric Abetz? Who is Eric Abetz dating now & how much money does Eric Abetz have?

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ParentsWalter Abetz
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SiblingsPeter Abetz
SpouseMichelle Abetz
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Eric Abetz Biography

Eric Abetz is a famous Politician, who was born on January 25, 1958 in Germany. Eric Abetz (born 25 January 1958) is an Australian politician who has been a Senator for Tasmania since February 1994, representing the Liberal Party. He was the Minister for Employment and the Leader of the Government in the Senate in the Abbott Government from 2013 to 2015. He previously also served as Special Minister of State in the Howard Government from 2001 to 2006 and as Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation from 2006 to 2007. He is also the nephew of convicted war criminal, former SS Officer Otto Abetz. According to Astrologers, Eric Abetz's zodiac sign is Aquarius.

He won preselection as a candidate for the Senate in the 1993 election but did not win a seat. He was then chosen to fill the casual vacancy caused by the resignation of Brian Archer in 1994, and was elected in his own right at the subsequent 1998 election and re-elected in 2004 and 2010. Abetz was Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence 1998–2001 and was Special Minister of State from January 2001 until 2006.

Born in Germany, Abetz emigrated to Australia as a small child, when his father came to work for Tasmania’s Hydro Electric Commission. He was educated at the University of Tasmania and was a barrister and solicitor before entering politics. He is a former national president of the Australian Liberal Students’ Federation and was state president of the Tasmanian Liberals from 1990 to 1994.

He was a member of a Parliamentary Delegation which visited France and Belgium in June and July 1997, and made an official visit to the United Kingdom in September 1999.

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He was Minister for Forestry from a reshuffle of the Howard ministry in January 2006 until its defeat at the 2007 election. He commenced his portfolio by attacking the Australian Greens and environmentalists in general as anti-Australian. He described the campaign against woodchipping as “akin to treason” and branded the Greens an “extreme left” party. This allowed him to position the government’s priorities as mainstream issues which both major parties wanted action on.

Eric Abetz Net Worth

Eric Abetz is one of the richest Politician & listed on most popular Politician. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Eric Abetz net worth is approximately $1.5 Million.

Eric Abetz Net Worth & Salary
Net Worth$1.5 Million
SalaryUnder Review
Source of IncomePolitician
CarsNot Available
HouseLiving in own house.

The youngest of six children, Abetz emigrated from Germany to Australia with his parents in 1961. His father, a radio technician, came to Australia to work for Tasmania’s Hydro Electric Commission, which had advertised for skilled workers in German newspapers. Another one of the Abetz children is Peter Abetz, who was the Liberal member for Southern River in the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia from the 2008 state election until 2017. Eric Abetz’s uncle, Otto Abetz, was a Nazi SS officer, German ambassador to Vichy France, and a convicted war criminal.

He was Minister for Forestry from a reshuffle of the Howard ministry in January 2006 until its defeat at the 2007 election. He commenced his portfolio by attacking the Australian Greens and environmentalists in general as anti-Australian. He described the campaign against woodchipping as “akin to treason” and branded the Greens an “extreme left” party. This allowed him to position the government’s priorities as mainstream issues which both major parties wanted action on.

In mid-2009 Abetz was a central figure in the OzCar affair, which involved false allegations that Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Treasurer Wayne Swan had improperly given favourable treatment to a car dealer, John Grant, who was a friend of the Prime Minister. At a Senate inquiry on 19 June, Abetz asked a series of questions of a Treasury official, Godwin Grech, who testified that he had a “recollection” that a member of Rudd’s staff had sent him an email in February, asking that he provide preferential treatment to Grant. Abetz read out the text of what he said was an email, which purported to ask for preferential treatment for Grant. On 4 August 2009, Grech admitted that he had forged the email. Abetz then issued an apology, saying: “I am not only sorry to Malcolm Turnbull but to the Australian people and any anguish that may have been occasioned to Kevin Rudd and other people.”

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Abetz studied at Taroona High School, Hobart Matriculation College and the University of Tasmania, earning degrees in law and arts in 1981. He served as President of the University of Tasmania Liberal Club, and in 1980–1981, he became the first Tasmanian to become national president of the Australian Liberal Students’ Federation, during which time he came into political conflict with Nick Sherry and Sue Mackay, both later to be Australian Labor Party senators.

On 30 July 2010, Tasmanian resident John Hawkins lodged an objection to Abetz’s nomination for re-election, alleging that Abetz still held dual citizenship of both his birthplace, Germany, and Australia and thus was ineligible under Section 44 of the Constitution of Australia. Hawkins subsequently withdrew the petition to the High Court of Australia.

Who is Eric Abetz dating?

According to our records, Eric Abetz married to Michelle Abetz. As of December 2021, Eric Abetz’s is not dating anyone.

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It was reported in May 2015 that Abetz was quoted as saying of Joe de Bruyn, National President of Labor’s largest trade union, “he is a role model of trade union officialdom. He is the type of official that gives trade unionism a good name.” De Bruyn spent 36 years as National Secretary of the SDA, known for its very close relationships with major employers such as Coles and Woolworths, as well his staunch and vocal opposition to same sex marriage.

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Ranked on the list of most popular Politician. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in Germany. Eric Abetz celebrates birthday on January 25 of every year.

In August 2014 Abetz received criticism from the media and politicians such as Greens Adam Bandt for making claims of a link between abortion and breast cancer when appearing on The Project. He had been on The Project to discuss his association with the World Congress of Families.

Abetz is a Christian and a member of the Christian Reformed Churches of Australia. Throughout his political career he has been variously associated with conservative groups, including the Association of Christian Parent Controlled Schools, Salt Shakers, Focus on the Family, Lyons Forum, Endeavour Forum, Family Council of Victoria, Fatherhood Foundation, Australian Christian Lobby, Australian Family Association and Right to Life Australia. Abetz is an opponent of same-sex marriage, and in a 2015 interview on 2UE said arguments comparing discrimination against mixed-race couples to same-sex couples were “completely debunked by Justice Clarence Thomas, the negro American on the Supreme Court”.

During Senate debates regarding the Nuclear Fuel Cycle (Facilitation) Bill, presented by Senator Cory Bernardi in November 2017, Abetz strongly endorsed the prospect of nuclear power in Australia. He described nuclear power as “the very best source of energy production that science has to offer the world” and claimed that it offered “affordable and reliable energy, with no emissions at all.”

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