Senator David Bushby

Senator for Tasmania

Positions
Chief Government Whip in the Senate
Party
Liberal Party of Australia
Chamber
Senate

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

Suite 1
71 Paterson Street
Launceston, TAS, 7250

Postal address

PO Box 97
Launceston, TAS, 7250

Telephone:
(03) 6331 8501
Toll Free:
1300 134 468

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 3404
Fax:
(02) 6277 3403

Connect with Senator David Bushby

Social media

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Websites
Personal website
Party website

Alternative URL

http://www.aph.gov.au/Senator_Bushby

State/Territory

TAS map

Biography

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), 2013 and 2016.
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Selection of Bills from 4.2.09 to 9.3.10, from 9.5.12 to 9.5.16 and from 1.9.16 (Chair from 13.11.13 to 9.5.16 and from 1.9.16); House from 13.11.13 to 9.5.16 and from 12.9.16; Procedure from 13.11.13 to 9.5.16 and from 1.9.16; Publications from 13.11.13 to 9.5.16 and from 22.6.17; Senators' Interests from 13.11.13 to 9.5.16 and from 1.9.16; Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation and References from 22.16.17.
  • 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 to 1.7.14 (Chair from 7.7.11 to 11.11.13) and Legislation Committee from 2.2.10 to 9.5.16 and from 1.9.16 (Chair from 13.11.13 to 1.7.14); Environment and Communications Legislation from 12.9.16 (Chair from 12.9.16); Environment and Communications References from 12.9.16 to 28.11.16 (Deputy Chair from 12.9.16 to 28.11.16).
  • 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 to 19.6.14; Funding for Research into Cancers with Low Survival Rates from 1.12.16.
  • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 26.8.08 to 2.2.10; Corporations and Financial Services from 2.12.13 to 1.7.14; Intelligence and Security from 16.7.14 to 9.5.16 and from 13.9.16.
  • Joint Standing: Treaties from 14.2.08 to 30.6.08 and from 22.16.17; Trade and Investment Growth from 12.9.16 to 22.16.17; Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings from 13.6.17.
  • 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.
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 to 30.6.14.
  • Chief Government Whip in the Senate from 1.7.14 to 9.5.16 and from 1.9.16.
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.
Personal
  • Born 17.7.1965, Launceston, Tas.
  • Married.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • 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.