Speeches Browse all speeches (Hansard) Biography Parliamentary service Elected to the Senate for Victoria 2004 (term began 1.7.2005). Defeated at general elections 2010 (term ended 30.6.2011). Committee service Senate Standing: Selection of Bills from 9.5.07 to 30.6.11; Library from 16.9.08 to 30.6.11.Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Community Affairs: Legislation Committee from 10.8.05 to 27.2.06.Senate Select: Fuel and Energy from 1.7.08 to 11.11.08.Joint Statutory: Australian Crime Commission from 1.9.08 to 25.11.10; Law Enforcement from 25.11.10 to 30.6.11; Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity from 14.5.09 to 30.6.11.Joint Standing: Parliamentary Library from 16.9.08 to 30.6.11; National Capital and External Territories from 25.10.10 to 30.6.11. Joint Select: Christmas Island Tragedy from 3.3.11 to 30.6.11. Conferences, delegations and visits Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Brazil and Uruguay, June-July 2007.Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, September-October 2008.Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Trinidad and Tobago and USA, July 2006.Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Ireland and Italy, June-July 2010. Parliamentary party positions Federal Leader, Family First Party from 1.7.05 to 30.6.11.Family First Party Whip in the Senate from 9.5.07 to 30.6.11. Party positions Director, Family First Party from 2004. Personal Born 17.10.1960, Melbourne, Vic.Married. Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament MBA (Monash), BE (RMIT).Engineer.Executive. Local government service Councillor, Knox City Council.