Senator the Hon Joseph Ludwig

Joseph Ludwig

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Senator for Queensland

Party
Australian Labor Party
Chamber
Senate

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Contact details

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 3849
Fax:
(02) 6277 5859

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

Waterfront Place,
1 Eagle Street
Brisbane, QLD, 4000

Postal address
GPO Box 2477
Brisbane, QLD, 4001

Telephone:
(07) 3229 4477
Fax:
(07) 3229 4140
Toll Free:
1300 301 944

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Alternative URL

www.aph.gov.au/Senator_Ludwig

Biography

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Parliamentary service

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

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Ministerial appointments

  • Minister for Human Services from 3.12.07 to 9.6.09.
  • Special Minister of State from 9.6.09 to 14.9.10.
  • Cabinet Secretary from 9.6.09 to 14.9.10.
  • Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry from 14.9.10 to 1.7.13.
  • Minister Assisting the Attorney-General on Queensland Floods Recovery from 26.1.11 to 1.7.13.

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Committee service

  • Senate Standing: Publications from 9.8.99 to 4.10.00; Regulations and Ordinances from 9.8.99 to 1.7.02; Selection of Bills from 17.8.00 to 11.2.02 and from 1.7.02 to 8.2.12; Procedure from 13.2.02 to 15.11.04, from 7.9.05 to 11.12.05 and from 14.5.08 to 7.2.12; Library from 1.7.02 to 15.11.04.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Legal and Constitutional: References Committee from 9.8.99 to 1.7.02, from 4.12.03 to 1.3.04, from 1.7.05 to 11.9.06 and from 12.11.13 and Legislation Committee from 1.7.02 to 11.5.05; Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 11.9.06 to 11.2.08; Finance and Public Administration: References Committee from 1.3.04 to 15.11.04.
  • Senate Select: Ministerial Discretion in Migration Matters from 23.6.03 to 31.3.04.
  • Joint Statutory: Australian Crime Commission from 1.7.05 to 27.3.07; Intelligence and Security from 12.12.13.
  • Joint Standing: Treaties from 9.8.99 to 1.7.02 and from 4.12.13.

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Conferences, delegations and visits

  • Member, Joint Standing Committee on Treaties visit to New Zealand, March 2000.
  • Official visits to USA, February 2004; New Zealand, August 2008; UK, Ireland and Belgium, January 2009; Indonesia, March 2011 and June 2011; China, Japan and Republic of Korea, December 2011; United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain and Qatar, January-February 2012; Indonesia, March 2012.

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Parliamentary party positions

  • Deputy Opposition Whip in the Senate from 17.8.00 to 22.11.01.
  • Manager of Opposition Business in the Senate from 12.2.02 to 17.10.07.
  • Manager of Government Business in the Senate from 12.2.08 to 14.12.11.
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Shadow Attorney-General from 25.11.01; and Parliamentary Secretary to the Shadow Minister for Homeland Security from 8.12.03 to 26.10.04.
  • Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry from 22.10.04 to 3.12.07. Shadow Minister for Justice and Customs from 26.10.04 to 9.3.07; Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs from 26.10.04 to 24.6.05; Shadow Attorney-General from 9.3.07 to 3.12.07.

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Party positions

  • Member, ALP from 1978.
  • Convener, ALP Economic and Industrial Relations Committee 1993-96; Convener, Employment, Training and Industrial Relations Committee 1996-99.
  • Member, ALP Rules Committee 1998-2005.

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Personal

  • Born 21.7.1959, Longreach, Qld.
  • Married.

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Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament

  • BA (Qld), LLB (Qld University of Technology).
  • GradDipLegalPrac (ANU).
  • Management and Industrial Relations Certificate (Kangaroo Point TAFE).
  • Barrister.
  • Cadet Industrial Inspector 1978-80; Assistant Industrial Inspector 1980-82; Industrial Inspector 1982-88.
  • Training consultant 1988.
  • Industrial Advocate, Australian Workers' Union (Qld) 1988-93; Senior Industrial Advocate 1993-99.
  • Justice of the Peace from 1997.

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Military Service

  • 49 Royal Queensland Regiment (Reserve).
  • 2nd Lieutenant 5/11 Field Regiment Royal Australian Artillery (Reserve).
  • Queensland University Regiment (Reserve).

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