Senator David Bushby

Senator for Tasmania

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

Seating Plan

Seating map

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

Connect with Senator David Bushby

Social media

Contact form

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; 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 (Deputy Chair from 12.9.16);
  • 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.
  • 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; Trade and Investment Growth from 12.9.16.
  • 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.
  • 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.