Speeches First speech Recent speech Browse all speeches (Hansard) Biography Parliamentary service Elected to the Senate for South Australia 2013 (term began 1.7.2014) and 2016. Resigned 1.11.2016. Committee service Senate Select: Wind Turbines from 27.11.14 to 3.8.15; Murray-Darling Basin Plan from 10.8.15 to 9.5.16. Party positions Federal Chairman, Family First Party from 2008. Personal Born 5.7.1952, Manchester, UK.Married. Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament Science Technician Certificate (SAIT).Science technician 1969-75.Plumber 1975-80.Builder 1980-2014. Honours Appointed Officer of the Order of Australia, January 2003.Awarded Centenary Medal 2003. Publications Nationbuild: the quest for self-reliance, Ballan, Vic.: Connor Court, 2007.