Senator Peter Whish-Wilson

Peter Whish-Wilson

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Senator for Tasmania

Australian Greens

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Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

(02) 6277 3721
(02) 6277 5793

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

37 George Street
Launceston, TAS, 7250

Postal address
PO Box 5194
Launceston, TAS, 7250

(03) 6331 0033
(03) 6331 2044

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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 ended 30.6.2014). Elected 2013 (term began 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 to 7.7.14.
  • Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 2.12.13; Treaties from 7.7.14.
  • Senate Select: Abbott Government's Budget Cuts from 15.6.15 (renamed Scrutiny of Government Budget Measures on 11.8.15) (Chair from 11.8.15).

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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 to 1.7.14; Competition Policy, Small Business and Consumer Affairs, Fisheries, Marine (Tasmania) and Whaling, Trade, Veterans' Affairs from 1.7.14 to 25.5.15; Finance, Trade, Defence and Veterans' Affairs, Competition Policy, Small Business and Consumer Affairs, Fisheries, Marine (Tasmania) and Whaling from 25.5.15.

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  • 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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