Speeches First speech Browse all speeches (Hansard) 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 30.6.2022Senate 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 30.6.2022Senate 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 ZealandDivorced 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.