Speeches First speech Browse all speeches (Hansard) Biography Parliamentary service Elected to the Senate for Queensland 2013. Defeated at general elections 2016. Committee service Senate Select: Certain Aspects of Queensland Government Administration related to Commonwealth Government Affairs from 2.10.2014 to 27.3.2015 (Chair from 27.10.2014 to 27.3.2015); Unconventional Gas Mining from 13.10.2015 to 9.5.2016 (Chair from 12.11.2015 to 9.5.2016); School Funding Investment from 4.2.2016 to 9.5.2016 (Chair from 4.2.2016 to 9.5.2016). Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Legal and Constitutional Affairs: References from 24.6.2015 to 9.5.2016 (Chair from 24.6.2015 to 9.5.2016). Joint Select: Australia Fund Establishment from 28.10.2014 to 25.6.2015 (Deputy Chair from 14.11.2014 to 25.6.2015); Trade and Investment Growth from 30.10.2014 to 27.11.2014. Parliamentary party positions Leader of the Palmer United Party in the Senate from 1.7.2014 to 12.3.2015. Personal Born 11.12.1965, Queanbeyan, AustraliaMarried Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament Winner, NSW Rugby League Premiership 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993.Played two rugby league Kangaroo Tours.22 test matches and 22 State of Origin matches.Professional rugby league player: Canberra Raiders 1987-91.Professional rugby league player: NSW State of Origin team 1989-99.Professional rugby league player: Australian Kangaroos 1990-99.Professional rugby league player: Brisbane Broncos 1992-97.Professional rugby league player: Melbourne Storm 1998-99. Honours Australian Sports Medal, 24.10.2000.