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Former Senator Brian Burston

Former Senator Brian Burston

Former Senator

Party
United Australia Party
Chamber
Senate

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the Senate for New South Wales 2016. Defeated at general elections 2019.
Committee service
  • Senate Select: Red Tape from 9.11.2016 to 12.9.2018; Funding for Research into Cancers with Low Survival Rates from 1.12.2016 to 28.11.2017; Charity Fundraising in the 21st Century from 27.6.2018 to 14.2.2019.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Pauline Hanson's One Nation Whip in the Senate from 1.9.2016 to 18.6.2018.
Party positions
  • Director of Pauline Hanson's One Nation from 2001 to 2003.
Personal
  • Born 25.2.1948, Cessnock, Australia
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • DipT (Sydney Teachers' College).
  • AssocDipStrucEng (Sydney TAFE).
  • Apprentice Boilermaker from 1963 to 1968.
  • Boilermaker from 1968 to 1970.
  • Trainee Draftsman from 1971 to 1973.
  • Design Draftsman from 1973 to 1978.
  • Teacher of Engineering Drawing from 1978 to 1982.
  • Lecturer in Teacher Education from 1982 to 1987.
  • Architectural building design consultant from 1987 to 2016.
Local Government service
  • Councillor, Cessnock City Council from 1987 to 1999.
  • Deputy Mayor, Cessnock City Council, 1997.