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
Toll Free:
1300 449 012

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

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

Connect with Senator Peter Whish-Wilson

Email
senator.whish-wilson@aph.gov.au
Social media

Websites

Alternative URL

https://www.aph.gov.au/Senator_Whish-Wilson

State/Territory

TAS map

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 RJ Brown (resigned) (term ended 30.6.2014). Elected 2013 (term began 1.7.2014) and 2016.
Parliamentary positions
  • Temporary Chair of Committees from 12.11.13 to 9.5.16.
Committee service
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: References Committee from 11.9.12 to 9.5.16; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: Legislation and References Committees from 12.11.13 to 7.7.14, substitute member References Committee from 7.12.17; Finance and Public Administration Legislation and References Committees from 1.9.16 to 13.9.16; Environment and Communications Legislation and References from 7.2.17 to 4.9.17 (Chair from 7.2.17 to 4.9.17), substitute member from 14.9.17; Economics Legislation and References from 14.11.17,
  • Senate Select: Abbott Government's Budget Cuts from 15.6.15 to 9.5.16 (renamed Scrutiny of Government Budget Measures on 11.8.15) (Chair from 11.8.15 to 9.5.16).
  • Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 2.12.13 to 9.5.16 and from 9.8.17; Treaties from 7.7.14 to 9.5.16.
  • Joint Statutory: Corporations and Financial Services from 13.9.16.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Australian Greens Portfolios: Competition Policy and Small Business; Tourism; Trade; Waste from 1.7.12 to 11.11.13.
  • Trade; Competition Policy and Small Business; Tourism; Waste; Marine (Tasmania) from 11.11.13 to 1.7.14.
  • Competition Policy; Small Business and Consumer Affairs; Fisheries, Marine (Tasmania) and Whaling; Trade; Veterans' Affairs from 1.7.14 to 25.5.15.
  • Finance; Trade; Defence and Veterans' Affairs; Competition Policy; Small Business and Consumer Affairs; Fisheries, Marine (Tasmania) and Whaling from 25.5.15 to 15.9.15.
  • Finance; Trade; Defence and Veterans' Affairs; Consumer Affairs; Fisheries, Marine (Tasmania), Whaling and Antarctica from 15.9.15 to 25.8.16.
  • Treasury; Consumer Affairs; Waste and Recycling; Healthy Oceans from 25.8.16.
Personal
  • Born 24.2.1968, Singapore.
  • Married.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BA (UNSW), MEc (UWA).
  • Banker and broker 1992-2003.
  • Wine grower and business owner 2004-12.
  • Lecturer, University of Tasmania 2005-12.
Military Service
  • Australian Army 1986-89.