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Former Senator David Leyonhjelm

Former Senator David Leyonhjelm

Former Senator

Party
Liberal Democratic Party
Chamber
Senate

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the Senate for New South Wales 2013. Re-elected 2016. Resigned 1.3.2019 to contest election to the Legislative Council, New South Wales (defeated).
Committee service
  • Senate Select: Wind Turbines from 27.11.2014 to 3.10.2015; Murray-Darling Basin Plan from 10.8.2015 to 9.5.2016 (Chair from 8.9.2015 to 9.5.2016); Red Tape from 9.11.2016 to 3.12.2018 (Chair from 9.11.2016 to 3.12.2018).
  • Joint Statutory: Law Enforcement (formerly National Crime Authority from 15.6.1984 to 1.1.2003 and Australian Crime Commission from 1.1.2003 to 24.11.2010) from 25.11.2014 to 9.5.2016.
Party positions
  • Officeholder of the Liberal Democratic Party from 2007.
  • Treasurer of the Liberal Democratic Party from 2007 to 2014.
Personal
  • Born 1.4.1952, Nhill, Australia
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BVSc (University of Melbourne).
  • MBA (Macquarie University).
  • LLB (Macquarie University).
  • Veterinary practitioner from 1974 to 1980.
  • Marketing manager from 1980 to 1988.
  • Industry development manager from 1988 to 1989.
  • Company director and agribusiness consultant from 1989 to 2014.
Military Service
  • Army Reserve 1982-83.