Senator Alan Eggleston

Alan Eggleston

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Senator for Western Australia

Party
Liberal Party of Australia
Chamber
Senate

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Biography

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Parliamentary service

  • Elected to the Senate for Western Australia, 1996 (term began 1.7.1996), 2001 and 2007.

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Committee service

  • Senate Standing: Procedure from 1.7.96 to 20.6.07; Privileges from 13.2.97 to 21.8.02; Selection of Bills from 26.8.02 to 12.9.06.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Environment, Recreation, Communications and the Arts: Legislation Committee from 1.7.96 to 9.11.98; Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts: Legislation Committee from 24.11.98 (Chair from 25.11.98) to 11.9.06 and References Committee from 1.7.99 to 12.8.99; Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts from 11.9.06 to 11.2.08; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: Legislation Committee from 26.2.97 to 3.9.97 and from 7.7.11 and References Committee from 26.2.97 to 9.11.98 and from 7.7.11; Community Affairs: Legislation Committee from 1.7.96 to 30.6.99; Finance and Public Administration: References Committee from 1.7.96 to 15.5.97; Economics from 12.2.08 to 14.5.09; Economics: Legislation Committee from 14.5.09 to 27.9.10, from 9.2.11 to 7.7.11 and from 14.11.13 and References Committee from 14.5.09 to 27.9.10 and from 9.2.11 to 7.7.11.
  • Senate Select: Victorian Casino Inquiry from 11.7.96 to 6.8.96; Lindeberg Grievance from 1.4.04 to 16.11.04.
  • Joint Statutory: Intelligence and Security from 13.11.13.
  • Joint Standing: Migration from 10.11.97 to 4.2.09; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 1.7.02 to 19.3.08 and from 2.12.13.
  • Joint Select: Northern Australia from 5.12.13.

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Conferences, delegations and visits

  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to the 5th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum, Vancouver, Canada, January 1997; 13th Annual Meeting, Ha Long City, Vietnam, January 2005.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to the 45th CPA Conference, Trinidad and Tobago, September 1999.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Indonesia and Republic of Korea, July 2001.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to New Zealand, April 2002. Attended Inter-Parliamentary Information Technology Conference, Republic of Korea, July 2002.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Vietnam and Indonesia, September 2002.
  • Attended Asia-Pacific Security Conference, Taiwan, January 2003.
  • Member, Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee Delegation to Germany, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Romania and Bulgaria, April 2003.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Republic of Korea, February-March 2010.
  • Parliamentary Adviser, United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), New York, September-December 2010.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Cambodia, September 2011.

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Parliamentary party positions

  • Deputy Government Whip in the Senate from 22.8.02 to 11.9.06.

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Party positions

  • President, UWA Liberal Club.
  • Member, Liberal Party State Council (WA) 1976-96; Member, State Executive (WA) 1980-85 and 1992-96; State Vice-President (WA) 1981-85.
  • President, Liberal Party Kalgoorlie North Division (Pilbara and Kimberley Division) 1980-84 and 1992-96.
  • Member, Liberal Party Joint Policy Committee (WA) 1988-2008.

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Personal

  • Born 30.12.1941, Busselton, WA.
  • Single.

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Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament

  • MRCS, LRCP, DObst, RCOG, DRACOG, FRACGP.
  • BA (Murdoch).
  • Medical practitioner 1969-96.

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Local government service

  • Councillor, Town of Port Hedland 1988-96; Deputy Mayor 1992-93; Mayor 1993-96.
  • Member, Pilbara Development Commission 1994-96.

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