Senator James Paterson

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Senator for Victoria

Positions
Chair of Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee
Chair of Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services
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

Ground floor, 63 York Street
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 on 9.3.2016 under section 15 of the Constitution to represent that State in the Senate, vice M Ronaldson (resigned). Elected to the Senate for Victoria 2016. Re-elected 2019.
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Publications from 15.3.2016 to 9.5.2016; Environment and Communications: References from 15.3.2016 to 9.5.2016.
  • Senate Select: Scrutiny of Government Budget Measures from 15.3.2016 to 9.5.2016; Red Tape from 24.11.2016 to 3.12.2018; Exposure Draft of the Marriage Amendment (Same-Sex Marriage) Bill from 1.12.2016 to 15.2.2017; Strengthening Multiculturalism from 1.12.2016 to 17.8.2017; Future of Public Interest Journalism from 11.5.2017 to 5.2.2018; Obesity Epidemic in Australia from 10.5.2018 to 5.12.2018; Fair Dinkum Power from 5.12.2018 to 28.6.2019.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Community Affairs: References from 15.3.2016 to 9.5.2016; Environment and Communications: Legislation from 15.3.2016 to 9.5.2016; Community Affairs: Legislation from 15.3.2016 to 9.5.2016; Education and Employment: Legislation from 1.9.2016 to 1.7.2019; Environment and Communications: Legislation from 1.9.2016 to 12.9.2016; Education and Employment: References from 1.9.2016 to 1.7.2019; Environment and Communications: References from 1.9.2016 to 12.9.2016; Finance and Public Administration: Legislation from 12.9.2016 to 28.11.2016 (Chair from 12.9.2016 to 28.11.2016); Finance and Public Administration: References from 12.9.2016 to 28.11.2016; Environment and Communications: Legislation from 22.11.2016 to 25.11.2016 (Substitute member from 22.11.2016 to 25.11.2016); Environment and Communications: Legislation from 28.11.2016 to 15.2.2017 (Substitute member from 28.11.2016 to 15.2.2017); Environment and Communications: Legislation from 28.11.2016 to 1.7.2019 (Chair from 16.6.2017 to 1.7.2019); Environment and Communications: References from 28.11.2016 to 1.7.2019; Finance and Public Administration: Legislation from 15.2.2017 (Chair from 15.2.2017); Finance and Public Administration: References from 15.2.2017 (Deputy Chair from 4.7.2019); Environment and Communications: Legislation from 16.6.2017 to 16.6.2017.
  • Joint Statutory: Human Rights from 15.3.2016 to 9.5.2016; Corporations and Financial Services from 2.7.2019.
  • Joint Standing: National Disability Insurance Scheme from 15.3.2016 to 9.5.2016; Human Rights from 12.9.2016 to 1.7.2019; Migration from 12.9.2016 to 1.7.2019; National Capital and External Territories from 12.9.2016 to 1.7.2019; Parliamentary Library from 12.9.2016 to 5.2.2018; Parliamentary Library from 22.7.2019.
Party positions
  • Vice-President of the Liberal Club (University of Melbourne), 2008.
  • Vice-President, Australian Liberal Students' Federation from 2008 to 2009.
  • President of the Young Liberal Movement (Vic.), 2009.
Personal
  • Born 21.11.1987, Melbourne, Australia
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BCom (University of Melbourne)
  • BA (University of Melbourne)
  • Office of Senator M Fifield 2006-2010
  • Victorian Employer's Chamber of Commerce and Industry 2010-11
  • Institute of Public Affairs from 2011 to 2016.