Senator the Hon Brett Mason

Brett Mason

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Senator for Queensland

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs
Liberal Party of Australia

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Contact details

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

(02) 6277 3756
(02) 6277 5725

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

2166 Logan Road
Upper Mount Gravatt, QLD, 4122

Postal address
2166 Logan Road
Upper Mount Gravatt, QLD, 4122

(07) 3422 1990
(07) 3422 1991
Toll Free:
1300 301 952

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In this section:

Parliamentary service

  • Elected to the Senate for Queensland 1998 (term began 1.7.1999), 2004 and 2010.

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Ministerial appointments

  • Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Ageing from 21.3.07 to 3.12.07.
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs from 18.9.13.

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Committee service

  • Senate Standing: Regulations and Ordinances from 1.7.99 to 23.3.07; Scrutiny of Bills from 31.8.99 to 23.3.07; Publications from 13.2.08 to 11.11.13.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Community Affairs: Legislation Committee from 1.7.99 to 8.6.00; Legal and Constitutional: Legislation Committee from 1.7.99 to 11.9.06; Finance and Public Administration: Legislation Committee from 17.2.00 (Chair from 17.2.00) to 11.9.06; Finance and Public Administration from 11.9.06 to 23.10.06 and from 22.12.06 to 23.3.07.
  • Senate Select: A Certain Maritime Incident from 11.3.02 to 23.10.02.
  • Joint Statutory: Native Title and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land Fund from 8.2.01 to 1.7.02; Corporations and Financial Services from 15.10.08 to 19.7.10; Australian Crime Commission from 25.10.10 to 25.11.10; Law Enforcement from 25.11.10 to 16.3.12.
  • Joint Standing: Electoral Matters from 1.7.99 to 26.2.07; Treaties from 1.7.99 to 23.3.07.

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Conferences, delegations and visits

  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia, November 2003.
  • Parliamentary Adviser, United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), New York, September-December 2006.

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Parliamentary party positions

  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Education from 6.12.07 to 8.12.09; Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Education and School Curriculum Standards from 8.12.09 to 14.9.10; Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research from 8.12.09 to 14.9.10.
  • Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry from 14.9.10 to 18.9.13. Shadow Minister for Universities and Research from 14.9.10 to 18.9.13.

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Party positions

  • Member, Liberal Party State Executive (Qld) 1995-98.
  • Chair, Brisbane Federal Electorate Council 1995-97.
  • Vice-Chair, State Standing Committee on Policy (Qld) 1997-98.

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  • Born 5.3.1962, Canberra, ACT.

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Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament

  • BA, LLB(Hons) (ANU), MPhil (Cantab), PhD (Griffith).
  • Barrister.
  • Lecturer in Criminology, Queensland University of Technology.

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  • Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal 2003.

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  • Privacy without principle: the use and abuse of privacy in Australian law and public policy, Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2006.
  • Future proofing Australia: the right answers for our future (ed. with D Wood), Melbourne University Press, 2013.

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