Senator the Hon Stephen Parry

Stephen Parry

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Senator for Tasmania

Positions
President of the Senate
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 3300
Fax:
(02) 6277 3108

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

33 George Street
Launceston, TAS, 7250

Postal address
33 George Street
Launceston, TAS, 7250

Telephone:
(03) 6334 1755
Fax:
(03) 6334 1624
Toll Free:
1300 760 788

Connect with Stephen Parry

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

Alternative URL

www.aph.gov.au/Senator_Parry

Biography

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Parliamentary service

  • Elected to the Senate for Tasmania 2004 (term began 1.7.2005) and 2010.

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Parliamentary positions

  • Temporary Chair of Committees from 26.6.08 to 15.6.09.
  • Deputy President of the Senate from 4.7.11.
  • Chairman of Committees from 4.7.11.

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Committee service

  • Senate Standing: Selection of Bills from 12.9.06 to 4.7.11; Scrutiny of Bills from 23.3.07 to 11.2.08; Appropriations and Staffing from 9.5.07; House from 9.5.07; Procedure from 20.6.07; Senators' Interests from 4.2.09 to 12.5.09; Publications from 12.3.09 to 11.11.13.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts from 11.9.06 to 12.2.07; Environment, Communications and the Arts from 12.2.08 to 24.11.08; Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 8.2.07 to 11.2.08; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: Legislation and References Committees from 11.3.10 to 1.7.11; Finance and Public Administration from 24.11.08 to 14.5.09; Finance and Public Administration: References Committee from 14.5.09 to 11.3.10.
  • Senate Select: Men's Health from 25.11.08 to 4.12.08; Cyber-Safety from 27.6.13 to 30.8.13.
  • Joint Statutory: Public Works from 11.8.05 to 17.10.07; Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity from 23.3.07; Australian Crime Commission from 9.5.07 to 25.11.10; Law Enforcement from 25.11.10; Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings from 9.5.07 to 11.3.08 and from 25.9.08.
  • Joint Standing: Migration from 1.7.05 to 17.10.07; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 1.7.11; National Capital and External Territories from 4.7.11.
  • Joint Select: Cyber-Safety from 1.7.11 to 24.6.13.

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Conferences, delegations and visits

  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Belgium, the Netherlands and Norway, April-May 2006.
  • Member, ACC Delegation to Canada, USA, Italy, Austria, UK and the Netherlands, April-May 2009.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Singapore and Indonesia, July 2010.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Timor-Leste, March 2012.

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Parliamentary party positions

  • Deputy Government Whip in the Senate from 11.9.06 to 21.4.07.
  • Chief Government Whip in the Senate from 21.4.07 to 3.12.07.
  • Chief Opposition Whip in the Senate from 3.12.07 to 4.7.11.
  • Manager of Opposition Business in the Senate from 16.2.09 to 19.7.10.

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Party positions

  • Member, Liberal Party from 1980.
  • President, Liberal Party Cradle Coast Branch 1999-2005.
  • Chair, Liberal Party Braddon Federal Electorate 2000-02.
  • Member, Liberal Party State Executive (Tas) 2000-02.
  • Federal Delegate, Liberal Party 2004-05.

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Personal

  • Born 31.10.1960, Burnie, Tas.
  • Married.

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Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament

  • Graduation Certificate, Tasmania Police Academy.
  • Certificate in Mortuary Science, Australian College of Funeral Service.
  • Master Funeral Director, Australian College of Funeral Service.
  • Police officer 1977-86; Detective 1983-86.
  • Funeral director 1986-2004; Embalmer 1995-2004.
  • Member, Rotary Club of Ulverstone West from 1987; President 1992-93.
  • Member, Surf Lifesaving Australia; Club Captain, Ulverstone 1991-93; Chief Instructor, Burnie 1981-83.
  • National President, Australian Funeral Directors Association 2001-03.
  • National Chairman, Australian College of Funeral Service 1999-2000.
  • National Deputy Chairman, Australian Institute of Embalming 1996-97.
  • President, Burnie Chamber of Commerce and Industry 2000-04.
  • Director, Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry 2000-04.

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