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Senator Peter Whish-Wilson

Senator Peter Whish-Wilson

Senator for Tasmania

Party
Australian Greens
Chamber
Senate

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

37 George Street
Launceston, TAS, 7250

Postal address

PO Box 5194
Launceston, TAS, 7250

Telephone:
(03) 6331 0033
Fax:
(03) 6331 2044
Local Call*:
1300 449 012

*Calls will be charged at a local rate. Charges may vary for mobile phones

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 3721
Fax:
(02) 6277 5793

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Chosen by the Parliament of Tasmania on 20.6.2012 under section 15 of the Constitution to represent that State in the Senate, vice R Brown (resigned). Elected to the Senate for Tasmania 2013. Re-elected 2016.
Parliamentary positions
  • Temporary Chair of Committees from 12.11.2013 to 9.5.2016.
Committee service
  • Senate Select: Scrutiny of Government Budget Measures (formerly Abbott Government's Budget Cuts) from 15.6.2015 to 9.5.2016 (Chair from 11.8.2015 to 9.5.2016).
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: References from 11.9.2012 to 9.5.2016; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: Legislation from 12.11.2013 to 7.7.2014; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: References from 12.11.2013 to 7.7.2014; Environment and Communications: References from 10.9.2015 to 9.5.2016; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: References from 3.12.2015 to 10.5.2016 (Substitute member from 3.12.2015 to 10.5.2016); Finance and Public Administration: References from 1.9.2016 to 13.9.2016; Finance and Public Administration: Legislation from 1.9.2016 to 13.9.2016; Environment and Communications: Legislation from 7.2.2017 to 4.9.2017 (Chair from 7.2.2017 to 4.9.2017); Environment and Communications: References from 7.2.2017 to 4.9.2017 (Chair from 7.2.2017 to 4.9.2017); Environment and Communications: References from 14.9.2017 to 21.3.2018 (Substitute member from 14.9.2017 to 21.3.2018); Economics: Legislation from 14.11.2017 to 1.7.2019; Economics: References from 14.11.2017 to 1.7.2019; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: References from 7.12.2017 to 17.5.2018 (Substitute member from 7.12.2017 to 17.5.2018); Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: References from 9.5.2018 to 7.6.2019 (Substitute member from 9.5.2018 to 7.6.2019); Environment and Communications: References from 20.6.2018 to 13.2.2019 (Substitute member from 20.6.2018 to 13.2.2019); Environment and Communications: Legislation from 12.9.2019 (Substitute member from 12.9.2019); Environment and Communications: Legislation from 19.9.2019 (Substitute member from 19.9.2019); Environment and Communications: References from 3.12.2019 (Substitute member from 3.12.2019); Legal and Constitutional Affairs: Legislation from 3.12.2019 (Substitute member from 3.12.2019); Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: Legislation from 6.10.2020; Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: References from 6.10.2020.
  • Joint Statutory: Corporations and Financial Services from 13.9.2016 to 6.10.2020.
  • Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 2.12.2013 to 9.5.2016; Treaties from 7.7.2014 to 9.5.2016; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 9.8.2017 to 26.6.2018.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Australian Greens Spokesperson on Competition Policy and Small Business; Tourism; Trade; Waste from 1.7.2012 to 11.11.2013.
  • Australian Greens Spokesperson on Trade; Competition Policy and Small Business; Tourism; Waste; Marine (Tasmania) from 11.11.2013 to 1.7.2014.
  • Australian Greens Spokesperson on Competition Policy; Small Business and Consumer Affairs; Fisheries, Marine (Tasmania) and Whaling; Trade; Veterans' Affairs from 1.7.2014 to 25.5.2015.
  • Australian Greens Spokesperson on Finance; Trade; Defence and Veterans' Affairs; Competition Policy; Small Business and Consumer Affairs; Fisheries, Marine (Tasmania) and Whaling from 25.5.2015 to 15.9.2015.
  • Australian Greens Spokesperson on Finance; Trade; Defence and Veterans' Affairs; Consumer Affairs; Fisheries, Marine (Tasmania), Whaling and Antarctica from 15.9.2015 to 25.8.2016.
  • Australian Greens Spokesperson on Treasury; Consumer Affairs; Waste and Recycling; Healthy Oceans from 25.8.2016 to 5.7.2019.
  • Australian Greens Spokesperson for Treasury, Finance, Consumer Affairs, Waste and Recycling, Healthy Oceans and Small Business from 5.7.2019.
Personal
  • Born 24.2.1968, Singapore
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BA (University of New South Wales).
  • MEc (University of Western Australia).
  • Banker and broker from 1992 to 2003.
  • Wine grower and business owner from 2004 to 2012.
  • Lecturer at the University of Tasmania from 2005 to 2012.
Military Service
  • Australian Army 1986-89.