Former Senator Judith Adams

Former Senator

Party
Liberal Party of Australia
Chamber
Senate

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the Senate for Western Australia 2004 (term began 1.7.2005) and 2010. Died 31.3.12.
Parliamentary positions
  • Temporary Chair of Committees from 7.7.11 to 31.3.12.
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Scrutiny of Bills from 23.3.07 (Deputy Chair from 9.5.07) to 11.2.08; Senators' Interests from 13.2.08 to 31.3.12; Selection of Bills from 13.2.08 to 4.2.09 and from 12.5.09 to 31.3.12.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Community Affairs from 1.7.05: Legislation and References Committees from 1.7.05 to 11.9.06 and from 14.5.09 to 31.3.12; Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts: References Committee from 11.10.05 to 11.9.06; Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport from 9.5.07 to 11.2.08.
  • Senate Select: Regional and Remote Indigenous Communities from 20.3.08 to 24.9.10; Men's Health from 13.11.08 to 4.2.09 and from 12.5.09 to 15.6.09.
  • Joint Standing: Electoral Matters from 26.2.07 to 17.10.07; National Capital and External Territories from 11.3.10 to 31.3.12.
Conferences, delegations and visits
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Malaysia and Japan, April 2006.
  • Attended Australasian Scrutiny of Legislation Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, July-August 2007.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to New Zealand, April 2008.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegaton to Denmark, Sweden and Greece, April 2011.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Deputy Opposition Whip in the Senate from 3.12.07 to 31.3.12.
Party positions
  • Member, Liberal Party Katanning Branch (WA) 1978-82.
  • Member, Liberal Party Kojonup Branch (WA) from 1996; Secretary 1996-2000 and 2002-04.
  • Member, Liberal Party State Council (WA) 1997-2005.
  • Vice-President, Liberal Party State Women's Council (WA) 1998-2002 and 2004.
  • President, Liberal Party O'Connor Division (WA) 2000-04.
  • Member, Liberal Party State Executive (WA) 2000-04.
Personal
  • Born 11.4.1943, Picton, New Zealand.
  • Died 31.3.2012, Kalamunda, WA.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • General Nursing, Maternity and Midwifery Certificates (NZ).
  • Post Basic Diploma in Operating Theatre Nursing (NZ).
  • Justice of the Peace.
  • Nurse 1961-71.
  • Farmer from 1973.
  • Rural Health consultancy 2002-03.
Military Service
  • New Zealand Territorial Army: No. 2 General Hospital, 1st Lieutenant (Army Reserve) 1965-70.