Senator Shayne Murphy

Shayne Murphy

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Senator for Tasmania

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Parliamentary service

  • Elected to the Senate for Tasmania, 1993 (term began 1.7.1993) and 1998. Defeated at general elections 2004 (term ended 30.6.05).

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Parliamentary positions

  • Temporary Chair of Committees from 12.9.96 to 12.2.02.

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Committee service

  • Senate Standing: Senators' Interests from 1.3.95 to 30.5.95.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Employment, Education and Training from 1.7.93 to 9.6.94; Industry, Science, Technology, Transport, Communications and Infrastructure from 1.7.93 to 10.10.94; Rural and Regional Affairs from 9.6.94 to 10.10.94; Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: References Committee from 10.10.94 to 29.4.96 and from 7.4.98 to 3.12.98 and Legislation Committee from 10.10.94 to 29.4.96; Economics: References Committee from 10.10.94 to 29.4.96 and from 24.11.98 (Chair from 30.11.98) to 11.2.02 and Legislation Committee from 10.10.94 to 29.4.96 and from 24.11.98 to 11.2.02; Finance and Public Administration: References Committee from 29.4.96 (Chair from 7.5.96) to 9.11.98.
  • Participating member, Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: References Committee from 29.5.96 to 7.4.98 and from 3.12.98 to 15.11.04 and Legislation Committee from 29.5.97 to 15.11.04; Participating member, Economics: References Committee from 29.5.96 to 9.11.98 and from 12.3.02 to 15.11.04 and Legislation Committee from 29.5.97 to 9.11.98 and from 12.3.02 to 15.11.04; Participating member, Finance and Public Administration: Legislation Committee from 29.5.97 to 9.11.98 and from 12.3.02 to 15.11.04 and References Committee from 13.4.00 to 15.11.04; Participating member, Employment, Education and Training: Legislation Committee from 29.5.97 to 9.11.98; Participating member, Employment, Workplace Relations and Education: Legislation and References Committees from 12.3.02 to 15.11.04; Participating member, Environment, Recreation, Communications and the Arts: Legislation Committee from 29.5.97 to 9.11.98; Participating member, Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts: Legislation and References Committees from 27.6.00 to 15.11.04; Participating member, Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: Legislation Committee from 29.5.97 to 9.11.98 and from 20.10.99 to 15.11.04 and References Committee from 20.10.99 to 15.11.04; Participating member, Legal and Constitutional: Legislation Committee from 29.5.97 to 9.11.98 and from 12.3.02 to 15.11.04 and References Committee from 5.12.97 to 9.11.98 and from 12.3.02 to 15.11.04; Participating member, Community Affairs: Legislation and References Committees from 12.3.02 to 15.11.04.
  • Senate Estimates: C from 1.7.93 to 27.9.93; D from 19.8.93 to 10.10.94.
  • Senate Select: Public Interest Whistleblowing from 30.9.93 to 31.8.94; Certain Aspects of Foreign Ownership Decisions in relation to the Print Media from 14.12.93 to 30.3.95; Unresolved Whistleblower Cases from 1.12.94 (Chair from 8.12.94) to 26.10.95; A Certain Maritime Incident from 14.2.02 to 23.10.02.
  • Joint Statutory: Public Works from 9.2.95 to 11.2.02.
  • Joint Standing: Treaties from 12.12.96 to 31.8.98.

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Conferences, delegations and visits

  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to European Parliamentary Institutions, France and Belgium, and bilateral visit to UK (Northern Ireland), September-October 1996.

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Party positions

  • Secretary, ALP Industry Policy Committee (Tas).

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Personal

  • Born 8.1.1952, Queenstown, Tas.

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Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament

  • Shearer.
  • State Secretary, Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union Tasmanian Branch (formerly Australian Timber Workers' Union).

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