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Former Senator Rex Patrick

Former Senator Rex Patrick

Former Senator

Party
Independent
Chamber
Senate

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Chosen by the Parliament of South Australia on 14.11.2017 under section 15 of the Constitution to represent that State in the Senate, vice N Xenophon (resigned). Defeated at general elections 2022.
Committee service
  • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit served from 12.2.2018 to 30.6.2022
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: Legislation served from 15.11.2017 to 1.7.2019; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: References served from 15.11.2017 to 1.7.2019; Economics: References served as Substitute member from 7.12.2017 to 28.6.2018; Economics: Legislation served from 2.7.2019 to 30.6.2022; Economics: References served from 2.7.2019 to 30.6.2022
  • Senate Select: Future of Work and Workers served from 12.2.2018 to 19.2.2018; Future of Work and Workers served as Deputy Chair from 20.2.2018 to 19.9.2018; Multi-Jurisdictional Management and Execution of the Murray Darling Basin Plan served from 23.7.2019 to 31.7.2019; Multi-Jurisdictional Management and Execution of the Murray Darling Basin Plan served as Deputy Chair from 1.8.2019 to 30.9.2021; Australia as a Technology and Financial Centre served from 19.9.2019 to 20.10.2021
Personal
  • Born 8.5.1967, Whakatane, New Zealand
  • Divorced
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • Associate Diploma in Electronic Systems.
  • Senior Adviser to Senator Nick Xenophon.
  • Company Director of Acoustic Force Pty. Ltd.
  • Business Development and Project Manager at Sonartech Atlas Pty. Ltd.
  • Submariner in the Royal Australian Navy.
Military Service
  • Royal Australian Navy.

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