Senator David Bushby

Senator for Tasmania

Positions
Chief Government Whip in the Senate
Deputy Chair of Select Committee into Funding for Research into Cancers with Low Survival Rates
Deputy Chair of Standing Committee of Senators' Interests
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 to 17.8.17; Senators' Interests from 13.11.13 to 9.5.16 and from 1.9.16.
  • 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); Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: Legislation and References Committees from 22.6.17 to 17.8.17.
  • 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; Law Enforcement from 17.8.17 to 2.10.17.
  • Joint Standing: Treaties from 14.2.08 to 30.6.08 and from 22.16.17 to 17.8.17; Trade and Investment Growth from 12.9.16 to 22.16.17; Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings from 13.6.17; Law Enforcement from 17.8.17 to 2.10.17.
  • 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.