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Hon Peter Slipper MP

Hon Peter Slipper MP

Former Member

Party
UNKNOWN
Chamber
House of Representatives

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Fisher, Queensland, 1984. Defeated at general elections 1987. Elected to the House of Representatives for Fisher, Queensland, 1993. Re-elected 1996 and 1998, 2001, 2004, 2007 and 2010. Defeated at general elections 2013.
Parliamentary positions
  • Member of the Speaker's Panel from 18.2.2008 to 28.9.2010.
  • Deputy Speaker from 28.9.2010 to 24.11.2011.
  • Speaker of the House of Representatives from 24.11.2011 to 9.10.2012.
Ministerial appointments
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance and Administration from 21.10.1998 to 26.10.2004.
Acting Ministries
  • Acting Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister from 14.3.2002 to 7.10.2003.
Committee service
  • Joint Statutory: Native Title and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land Account from 1.12.2004 to 23.3.2006; Public Works from 11.3.2008 to 19.7.2010; Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings (formerly Broadcasting) from 24.11.2011 to 9.10.2012.
  • Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 18.6.1996 to 31.8.1998; National Capital and External Territories from 25.10.2010 to 5.8.2013; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 1.11.2012 to 5.8.2013.
  • House of Representatives Standing: Expenditure from 28.2.1985 to 5.6.1987; Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 12.5.1993 to 29.1.1996; Publications from 26.5.1993 to 29.1.1996; Family and Community Affairs from 29.5.1996 to 27.11.1997 (Chair from 30.5.1996 to 3.9.1997); Selection from 27.8.1997 to 31.8.1998; Privileges from 22.10.1997 to 31.8.1998; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs (Aboriginal Affairs before 4.5.1992) from 1.12.2004 to 17.10.2007; Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 1.12.2004 to 19.7.2010 (Chair from 2.12.2004 to 17.10.2007); House from 24.11.2011 to 9.10.2012 (Chair from 24.11.2011 to 9.10.2012).
Conferences, delegations and visits
  • Member, Official Delegation to 15th AIPO General Assembly and bilateral visits, Singapore, Philippines and Indonesia, September-October 1994.
  • Member, 98th IPU Conference, Cairo, and bilateral visit to Kuwait, September 1997.
  • Member, 13th CPA Australian and Pacific Regional Seminar, Kiribati, July 1998.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to China and bilateral visit to Mongolia, April 2005.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Indonesia, June 2005.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to 26th AIPO General Assembly, Laos, and bilateral visit to Pakistan, September 2005.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Malaysia and Japan, April 2006.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Fiji, April-May 2006.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to the Philippines and Indonesia, September 2006.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Saudi Arabia and China, June-July 2007.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Egypt and Israel, October-November 2008.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Solomon Islands and Samoa, July-August 2011.
  • Official visits to South Africa, Uganda, UK, Russian Federation, Kazakhstan, Hungary and USA, March-April 2012.
Parliamentary party positions
  • National Party Spokesman on Science from 30.4.1987 to 6.8.1987.
  • Government Whip in the House of Representatives from 11.7.1997 to 18.10.1998.
Party positions
  • Member of the National Party (Qld.) from 1984 to 1987.
  • Member of the Liberal Party from 1989 to 2007.
  • Delegate to the Liberal Party State Conference (Qld.) from 1990 to 2007.
  • Member of the Liberal Party State Executive (Qld.) from 1990 to 1992.
  • Vice-Chairman of the Liberal Party Sunshine Coast Zone from 1990 to 1992.
  • Membership Development Officer of the Liberal Party Sunshine Coast Zone from 1990 to 1992.
  • Vice-Chairman of the Liberal Party State Branch (Qld.) from 1991 to 1992.
  • Delegate to the Liberal National Party State Conference from 2007 to 2011.
  • Member of the Liberal National Party of Queensland 2007 to 2011.
Personal
  • Born 14.2.1950, Ipswich, Australia
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BA (University of Queensland).
  • LLB (University of Queensland).
  • Barrister and solicitor.
  • Businessman and farmer.
  • Chairman of the West Moreton Regional Community Corrections Board.
Electorate
  • Name: Fisher
  • Location: central and southern Sunshine Coast north of Brisbane; it includes the centres of Beerburrum, Beerwah, Caloundra, Kawana, Landsborough, Maleny, Minyama, Montville and Sippy Downs. It also includes Glass House Mountains.
  • Area: 1,170 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 88,383 (at 7.9.2013)
  • Industries: tourism, service industries, education, pineapple, orchard and flower crops, dairy and beef cattle farming, and horse racing.
  • Includes: Fisher includes the Queensland Legislative Assembly electorates of Caloundra and Kawana, and parts of Glass House, Maroochydore and Nicklin.