Senator Dean Smith

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Senator for Western Australia

Positions
Deputy Government Whip in the Senate
Party
Liberal Party of Australia
Chamber
Senate

Seating Plan

Seating map

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
02 6277 3707
Fax:
02 6277 5792

Electorate Office

Principal Office

48 Ventnor Avenue
West Perth, WA, 6005

Postal address

PO Box 930
West Perth, WA, 6872

Telephone:
08 9481 0349
Fax:
08 9321 4876
Toll Free:
1300 301 849

Connect with Senator Dean Smith

Email
senator.smith@aph.gov.au
Websites
Personal website
Party website

Alternative URL

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

State/Territory

WA map

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Chosen by the Parliament of Western Australia on 2.5.2012 under section 15 of the Constitution to represent that State in the Senate, vice JA Adams (deceased)(term ends 30.6.2017).
Parliamentary positions
  • Temporary Chair of Committees from 12.11.13 to 9.5.16.
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Privileges from 13.11.13 to 9.5.16; House from 14.10.15 to 9.5.16; Procedure from 14.10.15 to 9.5.16.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Community Affairs: Legislation Committee from 9.5.12 to 4.2.16 and References Committee from 9.5.12 to 1.7.14; Finance and Public Administration: Legislation and References Committees from 13.11.13 to 23.2.16; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: Legislation from 12.10.15 to 9.5.16 and References from 12.10.15 to 9.5.16; Economics Legislation and References Committees from 23.2.16 to 9.5.16.
  • Senate Select: National Broadband Network from 2.12.13 to 4.2.16; Abbott Government's Commission of Audit from 12.12.13 to 19.6.14; Abbott Government's Budget Cuts from 17.7.14 to 9.5.16 (renamed Scrutiny of Government Budget Measures on 11.8.15).
  • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 9.5.12 to 9.5.16; Human Rights from 20.8.12 to 9.5.16 (Chair from 11.2.14 to 9.5.16); Public Works from 2.3.15 to 9.5.16.
  • Joint Standing: Treaties from 9.5.12 to 1.7.14; National Broadband Network from 10.9.12 to 5.8.13; National Disability Insurance Scheme from 2.12.13 to 1.7.14; Public Works from 3.3.15 to 9.5.16 (Chair from 4.3.15 to 9.5.16).
  • Joint Select: Northern Australia from 1.7.14 to 9.5.16; Trade and Investment Growth from 25.9.14 to 9.5.16.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Deputy Government Whip from 13.10.15 to 9.5.16.
Party positions
  • Member, Liberal Party of Australia (WA) from 1988.
  • State President, Young Liberal Movement of Australia (WA) 1990-91.
  • Member, Federal Executive, Young Liberal Movement of Australia 1990-91.
  • Delegate to State Council (WA) 1990-94 and 2007-12.
  • Member, State Executive (WA) 2007-12.
  • State Treasurer, Liberal Party of Australia (WA) 2008-12.
  • Member, State Management Executive (WA) 2008-12.
  • Delegate, Federal Council, Liberal Party of Australia 2008-12.
  • Patron, Young Liberal Movement of Australia from 2013.
  • Vice-Patron, Young Liberal Movement of Australia (WA) from 2013.
Personal
  • Born 15.5.1969, Perth, WA.
  • Single.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BA(Hons)(UWA).
  • Graduate Diploma, Financial Services, ANZIIF.
  • Manager, Parliamentary and Policy, Federal Secretariat, Liberal Party of Australia 1996-98.
  • Principal Policy Adviser, Office of the Premier of Western Australia 1998-2001.
  • Senior Adviser, Office of the Prime Minister, September-October 1998.
  • Chief of Staff, Minister for Ageing 2001-02.
  • Special Adviser, Office of Minister for Justice and Customs 2002.
  • General Manager, Government Relations, IAG 2002-04.
  • Head, Insurance Strategy, IAG 2004-05.
  • General Manager, Government Affairs, SingTel Optus 2005-09.
  • Owner, Smith&Duda Consulting 2011-12.
Honours
  • Distinguished Service Award, Liberal Party of Australia 2011.