Former Senator the Hon David Johnston

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Former Senator for Western Australia

Party
Liberal Party of Australia
Chamber
Senate

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Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 3249
Fax:
(02) 6277 5766

Electorate Office

Principal Office

183 Great Eastern Highway
Belmont, WA, 6104

Postal address

183 Great Eastern Highway
Belmont, WA, 6104

Telephone:
(08) 9478 2088
Fax:
(08) 9478 1746

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Alternative URL

http://www.aph.gov.au/Senator_Johnston

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the Senate for Western Australia 2001 (term began 1.7.2002) and 2007. Defeated at general elections 2016.
Ministerial appointments
  • Minister for Justice and Customs from 9.3.07 to 3.12.07.
  • Minister for Defence from 18.9.13 to 23.12.14.
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Privileges from 1.7.02 to 23.3.07, from 24.6.09 to 3.2.10 and from 14.5.10 to 19.3.12; Publications from 1.7.02 to 23.3.07; Scrutiny of Bills from 1.7.02 to 23.3.07; Senators' Interests from 13.2.08 to 11.11.13 and from 12.10.15 to 9.5.16.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Employment, Workplace Relations and Education: Legislation Committee from 1.7.02 to 11.9.06; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: References Committee from 1.7.02 to 11.9.06 and Legislation Committee from 13.9.05 to 11.9.06 (Chair from 14.9.05 to 11.9.06); Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 11.9.06 to 23.3.07 (Chair from 11.9.06 to 21.3.07); Education and Employment: Legislation from 15.6.15 to 4.2.16 and from 23.2.16 to 9.5.16; Education and Employment: References from 23.2.16 to 9.5.16; Community Affairs Legislation from 4.2.16 to 23.2.16.
  • Senate Select: Ministerial Discretion in Migration Matters from 24.6.03 to 31.3.04; Administration of Indigenous Affairs from 17.6.04 to 8.3.05; Regional and Remote Indigenous Communities from 20.3.08 to 24.9.10; National Broadband Network from 12.10.15 to 9.5.16; Unconventional Gas Mining from 23.2.16 to 9.5.16.
  • Joint Statutory: Native Title and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land Account from 2.12.02 (Chair from 9.12.02) to 23.3.06; Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity from 15.10.08 to 12.5.10 and from 10.9.15 to 4.2.16; Intelligence and Security from 6.7.11 to 5.8.13; Law Enforcement from 10.9.15 to 4.2.16.
  • Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 22.8.02 to 23.3.07 and from 23.9.08 to 5.8.13; Treaties from 12.10.15 to 9.5.16.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry from 6.12.07 to 18.9.13. Shadow Minister for Resources and Energy from 6.12.07 to 22.9.08; Shadow Minister for Tourism from 6.12.07 to 22.9.08; Shadow Minister for Defence from 22.9.08 to 18.9.13.
Party positions
  • Member, UWA Liberal Club 1974-79.
  • Member, Liberal Party Kalgoorlie/Boulder Branch 1986-2001; President 1986-88.
  • President, Liberal Party (WA) 1997-2001.
  • Member, Liberal Party Mt Pleasant Branch from 2001.
Personal
  • Born 14.2.1956, Perth, WA.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BJuris (UWA).
  • Barrister and solicitor.