Senator James Paterson

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Senator for Victoria

Positions
Chair of Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee
Deputy Chair of Finance and Public Administration References Committee
Party
Liberal Party of Australia
Chamber
Senate

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

Ground floor, 63 York Street
South Melbourne, VIC, 3205

Postal address

PO Box 657
South Melbourne, VIC, 3205

Telephone:
(03) 9690 2201

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 3719
Fax:

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Chosen by the Parliament of Victoria 9.3.2016 under section 15 of the Constitution to represent that State in the Senate, vice MJC Ronaldson (resigned) (term ended 9.5.2016). Elected 2016.
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Publications from 15.3.16 to 9.5.16.
  • Senate Select: Scrutiny of Government Budget Measures from 15.3.16 to 9.5.16; Red Tape from 24.11.16; Exposure Draft of the Marriage Amendment (Same-Sex Marriage) Bill from 1.12.16; Strengthening Multiculturalism from 1.12.16; Future of Public Interest Journalism from 11.5.17; Obesity Epidemic in Australia from 10.5.18.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Community Affairs Legislation and References Committees from 15.3.16 to 9.5.16; Education and Employment Legislation and References Committees from 1.9.16; Environment and Communications Legislation and References Committees from 15.3.16 to 9.5.16, 1.9.16 to 12.9.16, and from 28.11.16 (Chair Legislation from 16.6.17), substitute member Legislation from 22.11.16 to 25.11.16, 28.11.16 to 15.2.17 and on 16.6.17; Finance and Public Administration Legislation from 12.9.16 to 28.11.16 and from 15.2.17 (Chair from 12.9.16 to 28.11.16 and from 15.2.17); Finance and Public Administration References from 12.9.16 to 28.11.16 and from 15.2.17.
  • Joint Standing: National Disability Insurance Scheme from 15.3.16 to 9.5.16; Human Rights from 12.9.16; Migration from 12.9.16; National Capital and External Territories from 12.9.16; Parliamentary Library from 12.9.16 to 5.2.18.
  • Joint Statutory: Human Rights from 15.3.16 to 9.5.16.
Party positions
  • Vice-President, Melbourne University Liberal Club 2008.
  • Vice-President, Australian Liberal Students' Federation 2008-2009.
  • President, Young Liberal Movement (Vic) 2009.
Personal
  • Born 21.11.1987, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Married.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • B. Commerce, BA (Melb).
  • Office of Senator M Fifield 2006-2010.
  • Victorian Employer's Chamber of Commerce and Industry 2010-11.
  • Institute of Public Affairs 2011-16.