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Appendix: list of interview participants

The Hon. Bronwyn BISHOP (Liberal, NSW)

Member for Mackellar (1994– ); Senator for New South Wales (1987–94)

  • Parliamentary positions
    • Member, Speaker’s Panel from 16.11.04 to 17.10.07.
  • Ministerial appointments
    • Minister for Defence Industry, Science and Personnel from 11.3.96 to 21.10.98.
    • Minister for Aged Care from 21.10.98 to 26.11.01.
  • Committee service
    • Senate Standing: Regulations and Ordinances from 24.9.87 to 18.8.93.
    • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 11.5.90 to 18.8.93.
    • Senate Select: Functions, Powers and Operation of the Australian Loan Council from 5.11.92 to 24.2.94.
    • Senate Estimates: A from 24.9.87 to 6.5.93; F on 10.9.91; D from 6.5.93 to 24.2.94.
    • House of Representatives Standing: Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 20.3.02 to 31.8.04; Privileges from 20.3.02 to 31.8.04; Procedure from 20.3.02 to 17.10.07; Communications, Information Technology and the Arts from 1.12.04 to 17.10.07; Family and Human Services from 1.12.04 to 17.10.07; Industry and Resources from 1.12.04 to 17.10.07.
    • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts from 7.10.87 to 24.2.94; Public Accounts and Audit from 16.8.05 to 17.10.07; Corporations and Securities from 27.2.95 to 29.1.96.
  • Parliamentary party positions
    • Shadow Minister for Public Administration, Federal Affairs and Local Government from 12.5.89 to 11.4.90.
    • Shadow Minister for Urban and Regional Strategy from 17.1.94 to 26.5.94.
    • Shadow Minister for Health from 26.5.94 to 31.1.95.
    • Shadow Minister for Privatisation and Commonwealth/State Relations from 31.1.95 to 11.3.96.
    • Shadow Minister for Veterans’ Affairs from 6.12.07 to 22.9.08.

Senator Robert (Bob) BROWN (Greens, Tas.)

Senator for Tasmania (1996– ); Member of the Tasmanian House of Assembly (1983–93)

  • Committee service
    • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts: Legislation Committee from 1.7.05 to 5.10.05.
    • Senate Select: Socio-Economic Consequences of the National Competition Policy from 24.8.99 to 17.2.00.
    • Joint Standing: Electoral Matters from 14.2.08.
  • Parliamentary party positions
    • State: Parliamentary Leader of the Greens (Tas.) 1989–93.
    • Federal: Leader of the Australian Greens from 28.11.05.

The Hon. Frederick (Fred) CHANEY (Liberal, WA)

Member for Pearce (1990–93); Senator for Western Australia (197–90)

  • Ministerial appointments
    • Minister for Administrative Services from 25.8.78 to 5.12.78.
    • Minister for Aboriginal Affairs from 5.12.78 to 3.11.80.
    • Minister Assisting the Minister for Education from 25.8.78 to 8.12.79.
    • Minister Assisting the Minister for National Development and Energy from 8.12.79 to 3.11.80.
    • Minister for Social Security from 3.11.80 to 11.3.83.
  • Committee service
    • Senate Standing: Standing Orders from 4.3.76 to 19.9.80 and from 4.5.83 to 5.6.87; Privileges from 17.8.78 to 19.9.78; Appropriations and Staffing from 11.5.83 to 27.2.90; Procedure from 9.10.87 to 27.2.90.
    • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Constitutional and Legal Affairs from 22.8.74 to 14.9.78; National Development and Ownership and Control of Australian Resources from 13.5.75 to 11.11.75.
    • Senate Select: Foreign Ownership and Control from 1.8.74 to 4.3.75.
    • Joint: Prices from 25.7.74 to 11.11.75.
    • Joint Select: Aboriginal Land Rights in the Northern Territory from 10.12.76 to 28.2.77 and from 10.3.77 to 17.8.77.
  • Parliamentary party positions
    • Assistant Opposition Whip in the Senate from 20.11.74 to 8.4.75.
    • Opposition Whip in the Senate from 8.4.75 to 11.11.75.
    • Government Whip in the Senate from 22.12.75 to 28.2.78.
    • Leader of the Opposition in the Senate from 21.4.83 to 24.3.90.
    • Deputy Leader of the Federal Parliamentary Liberal Party from 9.5.89 to 3.4.90.
    • Deputy Leader of the Opposition from 9.5.89 to 3.4.90.
    • Spokesman on Resources and Energy from 16.3.83 to 14.12.84; on Industry, Technology and Commerce from 14.12.84 to 21.4.87; on Employment and Industrial Relations from 21.4.87 to 14.8.87; on Industrial Relations from 14.8.87 to 16.9.88; on Industry, Technology and Commerce from 16.9.88 to 12.5.89; on Industrial Relations from 12.5.89 to 11.4.90; on the Environment from 11.4.90 to 28.4.92; on Sustainable Development and the Environment from 28.4.92 to 7.8.92.
    • Shadow Minister without Portfolio from 7.8.92 to 7.4.93.

Brian COURTICE (Labor, Qld)

Member for Hinkler (1987–93)

  • Committee service
    • House of Representatives Standing: Finance and Public Administration from 8.10.87 to 28.11.91; Banking, Finance and Public Administration from 28.11.91 to 8.2.93.

Senator the Hon. Alan FERGUSON (Liberal, SA)

Senator for South Australia (1992– )

  • Parliamentary positions
    • Temporary Chair of Committees from 1.5.96 to 14.8.07.
    • President of the Senate from 14.8.07 to 30.6.08.
    • Deputy President of the Senate and Chair of Committees from 26.8.08.
  • Committee service
    • Senate Standing: Publications from 1.6.92 to 18.8.93; Procedure from 2.5.96 (Chair from 26.8.08); Appropriations and Staffing from 4.8.07 (Chair from 14.8.07) to 30.6.08; House from 14.8.07 (Chair from 14.8.07) to 30.6.08.
    • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Industry, Science and Technology from 1.6.92 to 18.5.93; Industry, Science, Technology, Transport, Communications and Infrastructure from 18.5.93 to 10.10.94; Economics:
    • References Committee from 10.10.94 to 30.6.99 (Chair from 11.10.94 to 29.4.96) and Legislation Committee from 8.5.96 to 9.9.96 and from 8.10.96 to 30.6.99 (Chair from 9.5.96 to 9.9.96 and from 8.10.96 to 30.6.99); Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: Legislation Committee from 5.4.00 to 10.11.00 and from 15.12.00 to 11.9.06; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 11.9.06 to 14.8.07 and from 1.7.08.
    • Senate Select: Superannuation from 1.7.93 to 9.11.98; Dangers of Radioactive Waste from 23.3.95 to 29.4.96; Uranium Mining and Milling from 8.5.96 to 15.5.97; New Tax System from 26.11.98 to 30.4.99; A Certain Maritime Incident from 14.2.02 to 11.3.02 and from 20.3.02 to 23.10.02; Scrafton Evidence from 30.8.04 to 9.12.04.
    • Senate Estimates: E from 6.5.93 to 8.2.94; A from 8.2.94 to 10.10.94.
    • Joint Statutory: Public Works from 29.5.96 to 11.8.05; ASIO, ASIS and DSD from 28.8.02 to 2.12.05; Intelligence and Security from 2.12.05 to 14.8.07; Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings from 14.8.07 (Chair from 14.8.07) to 30.6.08.
    • Joint Standing: National Capital and External Territories from 23.10.95 to 27.5.97; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 7.5.97 (Chair from 1.7.99) to 14.8.07.

Senator Steve FIELDING (Family First, Vic.)

Senator for Victoria (2005– )

  • Committee service
    • Senate Standing: Selection of Bills from 9.5.07.
    • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Community Affairs: Legislation Committee from 10.8.05 to 27.2.06.
    • Senate Select: Fuel and Energy from 1.7.08.
  • Parliamentary party positions
    • Federal Leader, Family First Party from 1.7.05.
    • Family First Party Whip in the Senate from 9.5.07.

The Hon. Timothy (Tim) FISCHER (Nationals, NSW)

Member for Farrer (1984–2001); Member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly (1971–84)

  • Ministerial appointments
    • Deputy Prime Minister from 11.3.96 to 20.7.99.
    • Minister for Trade from 11.3.96 to 20.7.99.
  • Committee service (Federal)
    • House of Representatives Standing: Transport Safety from 28.2.85 to 18.9.85; Transport, Communications and Infrastructure from 8.10.87 to 19.2.90.
    • House of Representatives Select: Aircraft Noise from 28.2.85 to 28.11.85.
    • Joint Standing: New Parliament House from 23.5.89 to 19.2.90.
  • Parliamentary party positions
    • Leader, Federal Parliamentary National Party of Australia from 10.4.90 to 1.7.99.
    • Shadow Minister for Veterans' Affairs from 9.9.85 to 28.4.87 and from 14.8.87 to 11.4.90.
    • Shadow Minister for Energy and Resources from 11.4.90 to 7.4.93.
    • Shadow Minister for Trade from 7.4.93 to 11.3.96.
    • Spokesman for the National Party on Veterans, Immigration and Aborigines from 30.4.87 to 6.8.87.
    • Deputy Manager of Opposition Business in the House from 12.5.89 to 11.4.90.

Bruce GOODLUCK (Liberal, Tas.)

Member for Franklin (1975–93)

  • Committee service
    • House of Representatives Standing: Road Safety from 1.4.76 to 26.10.84; Transport Safety from 28.2.85 to 5.6.87; Publications from 1.3.78 to 19.9.80; Expenditure from 11.5.83 to 26.10.84; House from 8.10.87 to 19.2.90; Community Affairs from 16.5.90 to 8.2.93.
    • House of Representatives Select: Tourism from 14.3.78 to 26.10.78.
    • Joint: Australian Capital Territory from 1.6.89 to 19.2.90.

The Hon. David HAWKER (Liberal, Vic.)

Member for Wannon (1983– )

  • Parliamentary positions
    • Member, Speaker’s Panel from 23.11.98 to 31.8.04.
    • Speaker of the House of Representatives from 16.11.04 to 17.10.07.
  • Committee service
    • House of Representatives Standing: Library from 17.5.83 to 26.10.84 and from 1.12.04 (Chair from 1.12.04) to 7.12.05; Road Safety from 18.5.83 to 26.10.84; Expenditure from 28.2.85 to 5.6.87; Industry, Science and Technology from 8.10.87 to 19.2.90; Transport, Communications and Infrastructure from 16.5.90 to 8.2.93; Selection from 12.5.93 to 29.1.96; Financial Institutions and Public Administration from 29.5.96 (Chair from 30.5.96) to 31.8.98; Economics, Finance and Public Administration from 8.12.98 (Chair from 9.12.98) to 31.8.04; Primary Industries, Resources and Rural and Regional Affairs from 2.9.97 to 31.8.98; Selection from 18.2.02 to 31.8.04; House from 1.12.04 (Chair from 1.12.04) to 17.10.07; Procedure from 11.3.08.
    • House of Representatives Select: Recent Australian Bushfires from 27.3.03 to 5.11.03.
    • Joint Statutory: Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings from 1.12.04 (Chair from 1.12.04.
    • Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 26.5.93 to 29.1.96, from 8.12.98 to 31.8.04 and from 11.3.08 (Deputy Chair from 11.3.08); Parliamentary Library from 11.3.08.
    • Joint Select: Republic Referendum from 2.6.99 to 9.8.99; Intelligence Services from 28.6.01 to 27.8.01.
  • Parliamentary party positions
    • Deputy Opposition Whip from 12.5.89 to 11.4.90 and from 26.5.94 to 2.6.94.
    • Opposition Whip from 2.6.94 to 11.3.96.
    • Shadow Minister for Land Transport from 11.4.90 to 7.4.93.

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Senator the Hon. John HOGG (Labor, Qld)

Senator for Queensland (1996– )

  • Parliamentary positions
    • Temporary Chair of Committees from 29.9.97 to 19.8.02.
    • Deputy President of the Senate and Chair of Committees from 19.8.02 to 26.8.08.
    • President of the Senate from 26.8.08.
  • Committee service
    • Senate Standing: Regulations and Ordinances from 1.7.96 to 23.9.97; House from 19.8.02 (Chair from 26.8.08); Procedure from 19.8.02 (Chair from 19.8.02 to 26.8.08); Appropriations and Staffing from 26.8.08 (Chair from 26.8.08); Library from 26.8.08 (Chair from 26.8.08).
    • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: References Committee from 1.7.96 (Chair from 19.6.97 to 11.2.02) to 11.9.06 and Legislation Committee from 1.7.96 to 10.9.96 and from 29.5.97 to 19.8.02; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 11.9.06 to 30.6.08; Environment, Recreation, Communications and the Arts: References Committee from 4.12.96 to 9.11.98; Economics: References Committee from 5.2.03 to 10.9.03. Senate Select: Superannuation from 27.10.97 to 1.3.98 and from 19.3.02 to 10.12.02; Superannuation and Financial Services from 30.9.99 to 11.2.02.
    • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts from 12.12.96 to 1.1.98; Public Accounts and Audit from 1.1.98 to 5.2.03 and from 10.9.03 to 26.8.08; Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings from 26.8.08 (Chair from 26.8.08).
    • Joint Standing: National Capital and External Territories from 19.8.02; Electoral Matters from 9.11.05 to 6.12.06.

The Hon. Christopher John (CJ) HURFORD (Labor, SA)

Member for Adelaide (1969–87)

  • Ministerial appointments
    • Minister for Housing and Construction from 11.3.83 to 13.12.84.
    • Minister for Immigration and Ethnic Affairs from 13.12.84 to 16.2.87.
    • Minister Assisting the Treasurer from 25.5.83 to 24.7.87.
    • Minister for Community Services from 16.2.87 to 24.7.87.
  • Committee service
    • House of Representatives Standing: Standing Orders from 8.4.75 to 11.11.75 and again from 26.11.80 to 4.2.83; Expenditure from 5.5.76 to 10.11.77.
    • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts from 25.11.69 (Chairman from 8.3.73) to 29.8.73.
    • Joint: Prices from 2.5.73 (Chairman from 3.5.73) to 11.11.75.
  • Parliamentary party positions
    • Spokesman on Treasury matters from 27.1.76 to 29.12.77; on Trade from 2.6.77 to 29.12.77; on Industry and Commerce (including Small Business, IAC, PJT, Trade Practices Commission) and on Productivity from 29.12.77 to 23.11.80; on Consumer Affairs from 29.12.77 to 2.2.78 and on Industry and Commerce (less Tourism, plus IAC, PJT and TPC) from 23.11.80 to 14.1.83; Education from 14.1.83 to 11.3.83.
    • Manager, Opposition Business in the House of Representatives from 11.2.80 to 7.11.80.

Henry (Harry) JENKINS (Labor, Vic.)

Member for Scullin (1986– )

  • Parliamentary positions
    • Deputy Chair of Committees from 8.5.90 to 8.2.93.
    • Deputy Speaker from 4.5.93 to 29.1.96.
    • Second Deputy Speaker from 30.4.96 to 17.10.07.
    • Speaker of the House of Representatives from 12.2.08.
  •   Committee service
    • House of Representatives Standing: Publications from 8.10.87 (Chair from 20.10.87) to 19.2.90; Environment, Recreation and the Arts from 8.10.87 to 31.8.98; Environment and Heritage from 8.12.98 to 17.10.07; Finance and Public Administration from 8.10.87 to 19.2.90; Aboriginal Affairs from 26.10.89 to 19.2.90; Community Affairs from 16.5.90 (Chair from 17.5.90) to 8.2.93; Industry, Science and Technology from 16.10.90 to 8.2.93 and from 29.5.96 to 31.8.98; Selection from 12.5.93 (Chair from 12.5.93) to 29.1.96; Members’ Interests from 29.5.96 to 17.10.07; Family and Community Affairs from 17.11.97 to 31.8.98; Science and Innovation from 2.12.04 to 17.10.07; House from 12.2.08 (Chair from 12.2.08).
    • Joint Statutory: Public Works from 20.3.02 to 17.10.07.
    • Joint Standing: National Capital and External Territories from 27.5.93 to 29.1.96.
    • Joint Select: Retailing Sector from 9.2.99 to 30.8.99.

Senator Barnaby JOYCE (Nationals, Qld)

Senator for Queensland (2005– )

  • Parliamentary positions
    • Temporary Chair of Committees from 26.6.08 to 18.9.08.
  • Committee service
    • Senate Standing: Library from 16.8.05 to 7.12.05.
    • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: Legislation Committee from 16.8.05 to 13.9.05 and References Committee from 6.9.05 to 11.9.06; Legal and Constitutional: References Committee from 16.8.05 to 11.9.06; Economics from 11.9.06.
    • Senate Select: Fuel and Energy from 26.6.08.
    • oint Standing: National Capital and External Territories from 16.8.05.
  • Parliamentary party positions
    • Leader of the Nationals in the Senate from 17.9.08.

The Hon. John KERIN (Labor, NSW)

Member for Macarthur (1972–75); Member for Werriwa (1978–93)

  • Ministerial appointments
    • Minister for Primary Industry from 11.3.83 to 24.7.87.
    • Minister for Primary Industries and Energy from 24.7.87 to 4.6.91.
    • Treasurer from 4.6.91 to 9.12.91.
    • Minister for Transport and Communications from 9.12.91 to 27.12.91.
    • Minister for Trade and Overseas Development from 27.12.91 to 24.3.93.
  • Committee service
    • House of Representatives Standing: Environment and Conservation from 31.5.73 to 11.11.75; Banking, Finance and Public Administration from 12.5.93 to 22.12.93; Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 12.5.93 to 22.12.93.
    • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts from 18.10.78 to 19.9.80.
    • Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs and Defence from 16.5.73 to 11.11.75; Australian Capital Territory from 15.5.73 to 11.11.75; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 26.5.93 to 22.12.93.
    • Member, Mr Speaker's Committee on Parliament House Accommodation.
  • Parliamentary party positions
    • Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry from 7.11.80 to 11.3.83. Spokesman on Primary Industry from 7.11.80 to 11.3.83.

Cheryl KERNOT (Labor/Democrats, Qld)

Member for Dickson (1998–2001); Senator for Queensland (1990–97)

  • Committee service
    • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Employment, Education and Training from 1.7.90 to 13.11.90; Transport, Communications and Infrastructure from 1.7.90 to 10.10.91.
    • Senate Select: Community Standards Relevant to the Supply of Services Utilising Electronic Technologies from 21.6.91 to 23.6.93; Political Broadcasts and Political Disclosures Bill from 16.8.91 to 28.11.91; Superannuation from 17.10.91 to 28.10.93; Sales Tax Legislation from 25.6.92 to 19.8.92; Certain Aspects of Foreign Ownership Decisions in relation to the Print Media from 14.12.93 to 30.3.95; Certain Land Fund Matters from 19.9.95 to 30.11.95.
    • Joint Statutory: Native Title from 25.3.94 to 5.5.94; Native Title and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land Fund from 1.7.96 to 15.10.97.
    • Joint: Electoral Matters from 13.11.90 to 18.5.93.
  • Parliamentary party positions
    • Parliamentary Leader of the Australian Democrats from 29.4.93 to 15.10.97.
    • Spokesperson for Australian Democrats on Transport and Communications; Aboriginal Affairs; Consumer Affairs; Territories (Northern Australia) from 1.7.90 to 8.10.91; on Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation; Electoral Matters; Territories; Treasury and Finance from 8.10.91 to 30.6.93; on Treasury and Finance; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs; Women; Prime Minister and Cabinet; Small Business from 1.7.93 to 30.6.96; on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs and Reconciliation; Commonwealth/State Relations; Prime Minister and Cabinet; Treasury and Finance; Women from 1.7.96 to 25.2.97; Treasury and Finance; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs; Employment; Women; Republic; Prime Minister and Cabinet; Commonwealth/State Relations from 25.2.97 to 15.10.97.
    • Shadow Minister for Regional Development, Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Services from 20.10.98 to 3.10.99.
    • Shadow Minister for Employment and Training from 3.10.99 to 22.11.01.

The Hon. Robert (Bob) McMULLAN (Labor, ACT)

Member for Fraser (1996– ); Senator for the Australian Capital Territory (1988–96)

  • Parliamentary positions
    • Member, Speaker’s Panel from 8.2.05 to 6.2.07.
  • Ministerial appointments
    • Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer from 4.4.90 to 24.3.93.
    • Minister for the Arts and Administrative Services from 24.3.93 to 30.1.94.
    • Minister for Administrative Services from 30.1.94 to 25.3.94.
    • Minister for Trade from 30.1.94 to 11.3.96.
    • Parliamentary Secretary for International Development Assistance from 3.12.07.
  • Committee service
    • Senate Standing: Regulations and Ordinances from 24.2.88 to 30.5.89; Procedure from 13.8.91 to 18.5.93.
    • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 24.2.88 to 8.5.90; Transport, Communications and Infrastructure from 24.2.88 to 8.5.90.
    • Senate Select: Administration of Aboriginal Affairs from 2.6.88 (Chair from 3.6.88) to 28.2.89; Health Legislation and Health Insurance from 16.6.89 to 8.5.90.
    • Senate Estimates: A from 18.3.88 to 8.5.90.
    • House of Representatives Standing: Financial Institutions and Public Administration from 29.5.96 to 17.11.97; Privileges from 2.12.04 to 29.3.07.
    • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts from 3.5.89 to 19.2.90; Native Title and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land Account from 6.2.01 to 11.2.02 and from 11.8.03 to 23.3.06.
    • Joint Standing: Australian Capital Territory from 31.5.89 to 19.2.90.
    • Joint Select: Corporations Legislation from 20.10.88 to 13.4.89.
  • Parliamentary party positions
    • Manager of Government Business in the Senate from 4.6.91 to 24.3.93.
    • Shadow Minister for Industrial Relations from 20.3.96 to 22.4.97.
    • Shadow Minister for Industrial Relations and the Arts from 22.4.97 to 7.10.97.
    • Shadow Minister for Industrial Relations, Finance and the Arts from 7.10.97 to 20.10.98.
    • Shadow Minister for Industry and Technology from 20.10.98 to 5.9.00.
    • Shadow Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, Shadow Minister for Reconciliation and Shadow Minister for the Arts from 5.9.00 to 25.11.01.
    • Shadow Minister for Treasury, Finance and Small Business from 25.11.01 to 2.7.03; and the Arts from 6.12.02 to 18.2.03.
    • Shadow Treasurer and Shadow Minister for the Arts from 18.2.03 to 2.7.03.
    • Shadow Minister for Finance, Shadow Minister for Cabinet and Shadow Minister for Reconciliation and Indigenous Affairs from 2.7.03 to 8.12.03.
    • Shadow Minister for Finance and Small Business from 8.12.03 to 22.10.04.
    • Shadow Minister for Federal/State Relations and Shadow Minister for International Development Assistance from 10.12.06 to 3.12.07.
    • Assistant to the Leader of the Opposition on Public Service Matters from 20.3.96 to 27.3.97.
    • Manager of Opposition Business in the House from 20.10.98 to 25.11.01.
    • Deputy Manager of Opposition Business in the House from 9.3.07 to 3.12.07.

Senator Christine MILNE (Greens, Tas.)

Senator for Tasmania (2005– ); Member of the Tasmanian House of Assembly (1989–98)

  • Committee service
    • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: Legislation Committee from 1.7.05 to 11.9.06 and References Committee from 14.5.09; Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport from 23.8.08 to 14.5.09.
    • Senate Select: Agricultural and Related Industries from 14.2.08 to 26.11.09; Climate Policy from 17.3.09.
  • Parliamentary party positions
    • State: Parliamentary Leader of the Greens (Tas.) 1993–98.
    • Federal: Deputy Leader of the Australian Greens from 10.11.08.

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Belinda NEAL (Labor, NSW)

Member for Robertson (2007– ); Senator for New South Wales (1994–98)

  • Committee service
    • Senate Standing: Publications from 17.3.94 to 1.7.96 and from 4.9.97 to 3.9.98; Library from 4.9.97 to 3.9.98.
    • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Community Affairs: References Committee from 10.10.94 to 3.9.98 and Legislation Committee from 10.10.94 to 14.5.97; Finance and Public Administration: References and Legislation Committees from 10.10.94 to 29.3.95; Legal and Constitutional: Legislation and References Committees from 29.3.95 to 29.4.96.
    • Senate Estimates: D from 17.3.94 to 10.10.94.
    • House of Representatives Standing: Communications from 19.2.08; Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 19.2.08.
    • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts from 17.3.94 to 29.1.96; Corporations and Securities from 17.3.94 to 29.1.96.
    • Joint Standing: Treaties from 31.5.96 to 5.3.98 and from 18.2.08.
    • Joint Select: Certain Family Law Issues from 17.3.94 to 28.11.95.
  • Parliamentary party positions
    • Shadow Minister for Consumer Affairs and Assistant to the Shadow Minister for Health from 20.3.96 to 27.3.97.
    • Shadow Minister for Consumer Affairs and Local Government from 27.3.97 to 26.8.97.
    • Shadow Minister for Consumer Affairs, Local Government, Housing and Childcare from 26.8.97 to 3.9.98.
    • Acting Shadow Minister Assisting the Leader of the Opposition on the Status of Women from 22.4.97 to 26.8.97.
    • Assistant to the Leader of the Opposition on the Status of Women in the Senate from 26.8.97 to 3.9.98.

Janet POWELL (Democrat/Independent, Vic.)

Senator for Victoria (1986–93)

  • Parliamentary positions
    • Temporary Chairman of Committees from 15.9.87 to 1.12.88.
  • Committee service
    • Senate Standing: Privileges from 24.9.87 to 30.6.90 and from 29.4.92 to 30.6.93; Scrutiny of Bills from 24.9.87 to 30.6.90 and from 10.10.91 to 19.8.92.
    • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Transport, Communications and Infrastructure from 24.9.87 to 30.6.90 and from 10.10.91 to 19.8.92; Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 24.9.87 to 30.6.90.
    • Senate Select: Television Equalisation from 5.12.86 to 23.3.87; Subscription Television Broadcasting Services from 26.6.92 to 19.8.92.
  • Parliamentary party positions
    • Leader of the Australian Democrats from 1.7.90 to 19.8.91.
    • Spokesperson for Australian Democrats on Social Security; Administrative Services; Consumer Affairs (from AG's); Primary Industry (from Primary Industries and Energy); Communications (from Transport and Communications); Local Government from 6.8.87 to 8.5.90; on Communications; Primary Industry; Social Security; Administrative Services; Local Government; Consumer Affairs from 8.5.90 to 30.6.90; on Prime Minister and Cabinet; Administrative Services; Women from 1.7.90 to 8.10.91; on Consumer Affairs; Employment and Training; Housing; Transport and Telecommunications from 8.10.91 to 31.7.92).

Senator Louise PRATT (Labor, WA)

Senator for Western Australia (2008– ); Member of the Western Australian Legislative Council (2001–07)

  • Committee service (Federal)
    • Senate Standing: Senators’ Interests from 1.7.08.
    • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Economics from 1.7.08; Environment, Communications and the Arts from 1.7.08.
    • Joint Standing: Treaties from 1.7.08.

Nicholas (Bruce) REID (Liberal, Vic.)

Member for Bendigo (1990–98); Member of the Victorian Legislative Council (1976–88)

  • Parliamentary positions
    • Deputy Chair of Committees from 4.5.93 to 21.2.94.
    • Member, Speaker's Panel from 21.2.94 to 31.8.98.
  • Committee service
    • House of Representatives Standing: Industry, Science and Technology from 16.5.90 (Chair from 30.5.96) to 31.8.98; Selection from 20.6.91 to 8.2.93; Members' Interests from 26.5.93 (Chair from 19.6.96) to 14.10.96 and from 6.2.97 (Chair from 13.2.97) to 31.8.98; Procedure from 29.5.96 to 31.8.98; Selection Committee from 27.8.97 to 31.8.98.

Senator the Hon. Michael RONALDSON (Liberal, Vic.)

Senator for Victoria (2005– ); Member for Ballarat (1990–2001)

  • Ministerial appointments
    • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Transport and Regional Development from 14.10.96 to 21.10.98.
    • Committee service
    • Senate Standing: Privileges from 1.7.05 to 11.2.08; Regulations and Ordinances from 13.2.08.
    • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts: Legislation and References Committees from 1.7.05 to 11.9.06; Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts from 11.9.06 to 9.5.07; Economics from 8.2.07 (Chair from 8.2.07) to 11.2.08.
    • House of Representatives Standing: Library from 16.5.90 to 29.1.96; Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 7.3.91 to 8.2.93 and from 9.12.98 to 17.2.00; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs from 14.9.92 to 8.2.93; Employment, Education and Training from 29.6.94 to 29.1.96; Primary Industries, Resources and Rural and Regional Affairs from 29.5.96 (Chair from 30.5.96) to 12.12.96; Members’ Interests from 29.5.96 to 14.10.96; Selection from 23.11.98 to 8.10.01; Employment, Education and Workplace Relations from 7.2.01 to 29.3.01.
    • Joint Standing: Electoral Matters from 20.3.08.
  • Parliamentary party positions
    • Shadow Minister for Youth, Sport and Recreation from 7.4.93 to 26.5.94.
    • Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition from 26.5.94 to 26.10.94.
    • Shadow Minister for Schools, Vocational Education and Training from 26.10.94 to 11.3.96.
    • Shadow Special Minister of State from 6.12.07.
    • Shadow Cabinet Secretary from 22.9.08.
    • Chief Government Whip from 18.10.98 to 8.10.01. 

The Hon. Susan RYAN, AO (Labor, ACT)

Senator for the Australian Capital Territory (1975–88)

  • Ministerial Appointments
    • Minister for Education (formerly Education and Youth Affairs) from 11.3.83 to 24.7.87.
    • Special Minister of State from 24.7.87 to 19.1.88.
    • Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Status of Women from 11.3.83 to 19.1.88.
    • Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on the Bicentennial from 24.7.87 to 19.1.88.
    • Minister Assisting the Minister for Community Services and Health from 24.7.87 to 19.1.88.
  • Committee service
    • Senate Standing: Publications from 4.3.76 to 17.8.78; Regulations and Ordinances from 24.2.76 to 17.8.78.
    • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Education and the Arts from 24.3.76 to 9.9.81; Constitutional and Legal Affairs from 9.9.81 to 4.2.83.
    • Senate Select: Parliament's Appropriations and Staffing from 23.5.80 to 18.8.80.
    • Senate Estimates: F from 29.4.76 to 26.8.76; E from 26.8.76 to 16.3.78; C from 16.3.78 to 20.9.78; F from 20.9.78 to 2.4.81; B from 2.4.81 to 24.3.82.
    • Joint Standing: Australian Capital Territory from 25.3.76 to 19.9.80.
  • Parliamentary Party Positions
    • Spokesperson on Communications from 29.12.77 to 19.3.80; on Arts and Letters from 29.12.77 to 11.3.83; on Women's Affairs from 1.2.79 to 11.3.83; on Media from 19.3.80 to 23.11.80; and on Aboriginal Affairs from 23.11.80 to 11.3.83.

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Janelle SAFFIN (Labor, NSW)

Members for Page (2007– ); Member of the New South Wales Legislative Council (1995–2003)

  • Parliamentary positions
    • Member, Speaker’s Panel from 18.2.08.
  • Committee service (Federal)
    • House of Representatives Standing: House from 19.2.08.
    • Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 18.2.08.

The Hon. James (Jim) SHORT (Liberal, Vic.)

Member for Ballarat (1975–80); Senator for Victoria (1984–97)

  • Ministerial appointments
    • Assistant Treasurer from 11.3.96 to 14.10.96.
  • Committee service
    • Senate Standing: Regulations and Ordinances from 6.12.96 to 4.2.97.
    • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Finance and Government Operations from 26.2.85 to 5.6.87; Industry and Trade from 26.2.85 to 5.6.87; Participating member, Legal and Constitutional: Legislation Committee from 11.10.94 to 29.4.96; Participating member, Economics: Legislation Committee from 17.10.94 to 29.4.96 and References Committee from 8.11.94 to 29.4.96; Participating member, Finance and Public Administration: Legislation Committee from 17.10.94 to 29.4.96 and References Committee from 8.11.94 to 29.4.96; Participating member, Legal and Constitutional: References Committee from 8.11.94 to 29.4.96; Full member, Environment, Recreation, Communications and the Arts: Legislation Committee from 5.12.96 (Chair from 5.12.96) to 4.2.97; Full member, Finance and Public Administration: Legislation Committee from 14.12.96 (Chair from 6.2.97) to 12.5.97; Full member, Economics: References Committee from 13.2.97 to 7.5.97.
    • Senate Select: Sales Tax Legislation from 25.6.92 to 19.8.92; Functions, Powers and Operation of the Australian Loan Council from 5.11.92 to 14.12.93.
    • Senate Estimates: A from 26.3.85 to 5.6.87, from 9.5.90 to 5.3.92 and from 20.8.92 to 6.5.93; E from 24.9.87 to 8.5.90; F from 6.5.93 to 12.5.94; D from 12.5.94 to 10.10.94.
    • House of Representatives Standing: Road Safety from 1.4.76 to 2.6.77.
    • House of Representatives Select: Tourism from 8.12.76 to 26.10.78.
    • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts from 3.3.76 to 10.11.77 and from 29.11.96 to 7.5.97.
    • Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs and Defence from 1.4.76 to 19.9.80; Electoral Matters from 21.10.87 to 24.8.90; Migration from 18.5.93 to 29.1.96; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 25.11.96 to 7.5.97.
    • Joint Select: Corporations Legislation from 20.10.88 to 13.4.89.
  • Parliamentary party positions
    • Shadow Minister for Finance from 21.4.87 to 14.8.87;
    • Shadow Minister for Home Affairs from 14.8.87 to 16.9.88.
    • Shadow Minister for Finance from 11.4.90 to 7.4.93.
    • Shadow Minister for Assisting the Leader on Commonwealth/State Relations from 11.4.90 to 7.4.93.
    • Shadow Minister for Multicultural Australia, Immigration and Citizenship from 7.4.93 to 26.5.94.
    • Shadow Minister for Immigration and Ethnic Affairs from 26.5.94 to 11.3.96.
    • Shadow Minister Assisting the Leader of the Opposition on Ethnic Affairs from 7.4.93 to 11.3.96.
    • Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Senate from 5.6.92 to 23.3.93.

Grant TAMBLING (Country Liberal, NT)

Member for the Northern Territory (1980–83); Senator for the Northern Territory 1987–2001; Member of the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly (1974–77)

  • Ministerial appointments
    • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Transport and Regional Development from 11.3.96 to 14.10.96.
    • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Social Security from 14.10.96 to 21.10.98.
    • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Health and Aged Care from 21.10.98 to 26.11.01.
  • Committee service
    • Senate Standing: Selection of Bills from 18.12.89 to 8.5.90; Senators' Interests on 24.3.94; Library from 2.5.96 to 9.11.01.
    • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Participating member, Community Affairs: Legislation Committee from 17.10.94 to 29.4.96; Participating member, Economics: Legislation Committee from 17.10.94 to 29.4.96 and References Committee from 19.6.96 to 22.10.97; Participating member, Employment, Education and Training: Legislation Committee from 17.10.94 to 29.4.96; Participating member, Environment, Recreation and the Arts: Legislation Committee from 17.10.94 to 29.4.96; Participating member, Finance and Public Administration: Legislation Committee from 17.10.94 to 29.4.96 and from 12.9.96 to 22.10.97; Participating member, Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: Legislation Committee from 17.10.94 to 29.4.96; Participating member, Legal and Constitutional: Legislation Committee from 17.10.94 to 29.4.96 and from 7.11.96 to 22.10.97; Participating member, Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: Legislation Committee from 17.10.94 to 9.11.01 and References Committee from 20.5.96 to 28.8.97.
    • Senate Estimates: E from 24.9.87 to 8.5.90; F from 9.5.90 to 24.8.90; C from 6.5.93 to 8.2.94.
    • House of Representatives Standing: Aboriginal Affairs from 4.12.80 to 4.2.83.
    • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts from 26.11.80 to 4.2.83.
    • Joint: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 9.10.87 to 17.5.90.
  • Parliamentary party positions
    • National Party Whip in the Senate from 14.9.87 to 11.4.90.
    • Deputy Leader, National Party of Australia in the Senate from 10.4.90 to 23.3.93 and from 11.5.00 to 9.11.01.
    • Shadow Minister for Regional Development, External Territories and Northern Australia from 11.4.90 to 28.4.92.
    • Shadow Minister for Community Services, External Territories and Northern Australia from 28.4.92 to 7.4.93.
    • Shadow Minister for Housing and Community Services from 7.4.93 to 26.5.94.
    • Shadow Minister for Housing, External Territories and Northern Development from 26.5.94 to 11.3.96.

Josephine (Jo) VALLENTINE (Nuclear Disarmament/Independent/Greens, WA)

Senator for Western Australia (1985–92)

  • Committee service
    • Joint: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 9.10.87 to 31.1.92.

Antony (Tony) WINDSOR (Independent, NSW)

Member for New England (2001– ); Member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly (1991–2001)

  • Committee service (Federal)
    • House of Representatives Standing: Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry from 20.3.02 to 17.10.07; Primary Industries and Resources from 11.3.08; Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government from 15.5.08.

Senator Nicholas (Nick) XENOPHON (Independent, SA)

Senator for South Australia (2008– ); Member of the South Australian Legislative Council (1997–2007)

  • Committee service (Federal)
    • Senate Standing: Appropriations and Staffing from 17.9.09.
    • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Economics from 16.9.08 to 14.5.09; Economics: Legislation Committee from 14.5.09 and References Committee from 17.6.09.
    • Senate Select: Climate Policy from 18.3.09.

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