Senator Dean Smith

Dean Smith

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Senator for Western Australia

Party
Liberal Party of Australia
Chamber
Senate

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Contact details

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 Dean Smith

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

Alternative URL

www.aph.gov.au/Senator_Smith

Biography

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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).

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Parliamentary positions

  • Temporary Chair of Committees from 12.11.13.

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Committee service

  • Senate Standing: Privileges from 13.11.13.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Community Affairs: Legislation and References Committees from 9.5.12; Finance and Public Administration: Legislation and References Committees from 13.11.13.
  • Senate Select: National Broadband Network from 2.12.13; Abbott Government's Commission of Audit from 12.12.13.
  • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 9.5.12; Human Rights from 20.8.12.
  • Joint Standing: Treaties from 9.5.12; National Broadband Network from 10.9.12 to 5.8.13; National Disability Insurance Scheme from 2.12.13.

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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.

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Personal

  • Born 15.5.1969, Perth, WA.
  • Single.

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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.

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Honours

  • Distinguished Service Award, Liberal Party of Australia 2011.

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