Senator David Bushby

David Bushby

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Senator for Tasmania

Positions
Government Whip in 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 3404
Fax:
(02) 6277 3403

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

Level 2
18 Ross Avenue
Rosny Park, TAS, 7018

Postal address
PO Box 429
Rosny Park, TAS, 7018

Telephone:
(03) 6244 8533
Fax:
(03) 6244 8521
Toll Free:
1300 134 468

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Alternative URL

www.aph.gov.au/Senator_Bushby

Biography

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Parliamentary service

  • Chosen by the Parliament of Tasmania on 30.8.2007 under section 15 of the Constitution to represent that State in the Senate, vice the Hon. PH Calvert (resigned)(term ended 30.6.2008). Elected 2007 (term began 1.7.2008) and 2013.

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Committee service

  • Senate Standing: Selection of Bills from 4.2.09 to 9.3.10 and from 9.5.12; House from 13.11.13; Procedure from 13.11.13; Publications from 13.11.13; Senators' Interests from 13.11.13.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Finance and Public Administration from 10.9.07 to 11.2.08; Economics from 12.2.08 to 14.5.09; Economics: References Committee from 14.5.09 (Chair from 7.7.11 to 11.11.13) and Legislation Committee from 2.2.10 (Chair from 13.11.13).
  • Senate Select: State Government Financial Management from 14.2.08 to 18.9.08; Fuel and Energy from 26.6.08 to 30.8.10; Scrutiny of New Taxes from 30.9.10 to 1.11.11; Cyber-Safety from 27.6.13 to 30.8.13; Abbott Government's Commission of Audit from 12.12.13.
  • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 26.8.08 to 2.2.10; Corporations and Financial Services from 2.12.13.
  • Joint Standing: Treaties from 14.2.08 to 30.6.08.
  • Joint Select: Cyber-Safety from 18.3.10 to 24.6.13; Constitutional Recognition of Local Government from 28.11.12 to 5.8.13.

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Parliamentary party positions

  • Deputy Opposition Whip in the Senate from 4.2.09 to 18.9.13.
  • Deputy Government Whip in the Senate from 18.9.13.

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Party positions

  • Member, Federal Council, Liberal Party (Tas) 1997-2001.
  • State Campaign Director, Liberal Party (Tas) 1998-2000.
  • Honorary General Secretary, Liberal Party (Tas) 1998-2000.
  • Honorary State Treasurer, Liberal Party (Tas) 1997-98 and 2001-02.
  • President, Howrah Branch, Liberal Party (Tas) 2002-03 and from 2005.
  • Member, State Executive, Liberal Party (Tas) 1996-2000, 2001-02 and 2005-07.
  • Chair, Franklin Electorate Committee, Liberal Party (Tas) 2005-07.
  • Vice-President, Liberal Party (Tas) 2005-07.

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Personal

  • Born 17.7.1965, Launceston, Tas.
  • Married.
  • BEc, LLB (Tas).
  • GradDipBus (Shipping)(Australian Maritime College).
  • Commercial and maritime lawyer 1992-95 and 1997-98.
  • Policy analyst 1995-97.
  • Political adviser 1998-2001.
  • Lawyer and company director 2001-07.

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