Senator Peter Whish-Wilson

Peter Whish-Wilson

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Senator for Tasmania

Party
Australian Greens
Chamber
Senate

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Contact details

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 3721
Fax:
(02) 6277 5793

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

37 George Street
Launceston, TAS, 7250

Postal address
PO Box 5194
Launceston, TAS, 7250

Telephone:
(03) 6331 0033
Fax:
(03) 6331 2044

Connect with Peter Whish-Wilson

Email
senator.whish-wilson@aph.gov.au
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Alternative URL

www.aph.gov.au/Senator_Whish-Wilson

Biography

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Parliamentary service

  • Chosen by the Parliament of Tasmania on 20.6.2012 under section 15 of the Constitution to represent that State in the Senate, vice RJ Brown (resigned)(term ends 30.6.2014). Elected 2013 (term begins 1.7.2014).

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Parliamentary positions

  • Temporary Chair of Committees from 12.11.13.

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Committee service

  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: References Committee from 11.9.12; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: Legislation and References Committees from 12.11.13.
  • Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 2.12.13.

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Parliamentary party positions

  • Australian Greens Portfolios: Competition Policy and Small Business; Tourism; Trade; Waste from 1.7.12 to 11.11.13; Trade; Competition Policy and Small Business; Tourism; Waste; Marine (Tasmania) from 11.11.13.

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Personal

  • Born 24.2.1968, Singapore.
  • Married.

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Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament

  • BA (UNSW), MEc (UWA).
  • Banker and broker 1992-2003.
  • Wine grower and business owner 2004-12.
  • Lecturer, University of Tasmania 2005-12.

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Military Service

  • Royal Australian Army 1986-89.

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