Former Senator John Cherry

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Former Senator

Party
Australian Democrats
Chamber
Senate

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Chosen by the Parliament of Queensland on 31.7.2001 under section 15 of the Constitution to represent that State in the Senate, vice J Woodley (resigned). Defeated at general elections 2004 (term ended 30.6.2005).
Parliamentary positions
  • Temporary Chair of Committees from 17.10.02 to 30.6.05.
Committee service
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: Legislation Committee from 9.8.01 to 30.6.05; Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts: References Committee from 27.3.03 (Chair from 28.3.03) to 23.6.05.
  • Participating member, Economics: Legislation and References Committees from 13.3.02 to 30.6.05; Participating member, Employment, Workplace Relations and Education: Legislation and References Committees from 13.3.02 to 30.6.05.
  • Senate Select: Superannuation from 20.8.02 to 10.9.03.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Spokesperson for Australian Democrats on Employment and Employment Services; Family and Community Services (including Child Care and Child Support); Regional Development and Services; Rural Affairs; Trade from 9.8.01 to 1.7.02; Communications and Broadcasting (excluding Telecommunications); Employment and Employment Services; Family and Community Services (excluding Child Care and Child Support); Regional Development; Rural Affairs; Social Security and Income Support; Superannuation from 1.7.02 to 21.8.02; Communications and Broadcasting; Employment and Employment Services; Family and Community Services (including Child Care and Child Support); Regional Development; Rural Affairs; Social Security and Income Support; Superannuation from 21.8.02 to 24.10.02; Agriculture; Broadcasting and Communications; Charities; Employment and Employment Services; Regional Development and Services; Superannuation from 24.10.02 to 14.3.05; and Housing from 2.4.04 to 14.3.05 Broadcasting and Communications; Charities; Employment and Employment Services; Housing; Regional Development and Services; Superannuation from 14.3.05 to 30.6.05.
Party positions
  • Member, Leader's Campaign Strategy Group 1994-2001.
  • Queensland Senate candidate 1998.
  • National Executive Member, Australian Democrats 1999-2001.
  • Deputy President, Australian Democrats (Qld) 1999-2000.
  • Deputy National President, Australian Democrats 1999-2000.
Personal
  • Born 22.5.1965, Kilcoy, Qld.
  • Partner.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BEc, LLB, MPubAdmin (Qld).
  • Projects Officer, Armed Forces Federation 1987.
  • Journalist, Townsville Bulletin 1987-88.
  • Industrial Officer, State Public Services Federation 1988-93.
  • Senior Adviser (Economic Policy) to the Leader of the Australian Democrats 1993-2001.