Former Senator David Leyonhjelm

Former Senator David Leyonhjelm

Former Senator

Liberal Democratic Party


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
  • Joint Statutory: Law Enforcement served from 25.11.2014 to 9.5.2016
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Economics: References served as Substitute member from 25.6.2015 to 9.5.2016
  • Senate Select: Wind Turbines served from 27.11.2014 to 3.8.2015; Murray-Darling Basin Plan served from 10.8.2015 to 12.8.2015; Murray-Darling Basin Plan served as Chair from 13.8.2015 to 17.3.2016; Red Tape served as Chair from 9.11.2016 to 3.12.2018
Parliamentary party positions
  • Liberal Democratic Party. Served: 01.07.2014 to 01.03.2019
Party positions
  • Officeholder of the Liberal Democratic Party from 2007.
  • Treasurer of the Liberal Democratic Party from 2007 to 2014.
  • Born: 1.4.1952, Nhill, Australia
  • Gender: Male
  • Marital Status: 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.
  • Freedom's salesman: collected articles and speeches by Australia's senator for liberty, Wilkinson Publishing, Melbourne: 2017.
  • Gun control: what Australia did, how other countries do it and is any of it sensible?, Connor Court Publishing, Redland Bay, Qld: 2020.

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