Former Senator Brian Burston

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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; Charity Fundraising in the 21st Century from 27.6.2018.
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
  • AssocDipStrucEng (Sydney TAFE)
  • DipT (Sydney Teachers' College)
  • Apprentice Boilermaker, 1963-68
  • Boilermaker, 1968-70
  • Draftsman (trainee), 1971-73
  • Design Draftsman, 1973-78
  • Teacher of Engineering Drawing, 1978-82
  • Lecturer, Teacher Education, 1982-87
  • Architectural building design consultant, 1987-2016
Local government service
  • Councillor, Cessnock City Council from 1987 to 1999.
  • Deputy Mayor, Cessnock City Council, 1997.