Former Senator Sean Edwards

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Former Senator

Party
Liberal Party of Australia
Chamber
Senate

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the Senate for South Australia 2010. Defeated at general elections 2016.
Parliamentary positions
  • Temporary Chair of Committees from 10.5.12 to 9.5.16
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Scrutiny of Bills from 1.7.2011 to 11.11.2013; Regulations and Ordinances from 13.11.2013 to 1.7.2014.
  • Senate Select: Australia's Food Processing Sector from 4.7.2011 to 16.8.2012; Electricity Prices from 10.9.2012 to 1.11.2012; Abbott Government's Commission of Audit from 11.2.2014 to 19.6.2014; Health from 26.6.2014 to 9.5.2016; Murray-Darling Basin Plan from 12.10.2015 to 9.5.2016; Scrutiny of Government Budget Measures from 12.10.2015 to 9.5.2016.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: References from 1.7.2011 to 9.5.2016; Finance and Public Administration: Legislation from 7.7.2011 to 9.2.2012; Finance and Public Administration: References from 7.7.2011 to 9.2.2012; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: References from 12.11.2013 to 9.5.2016; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: Legislation from 13.11.2013 to 1.7.2014; Economics: Legislation from 1.7.2014 to 9.5.2016 (Chair from 7.7.2014 to 9.5.2016); Economics: References from 1.7.2014 to 9.5.2016; Environment and Communications: References from 29.2.2016 to 9.5.2016.
  • Joint Statutory: Human Rights from 16.3.2012 to 20.8.2012; Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity from 2.12.2013 to 9.5.2016; Law Enforcement from 2.12.2013 to 9.5.2016.
  • Joint Standing: Migration from 2.12.2013 to 9.5.2016; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 1.7.2014 to 9.5.2016.
Party positions
  • President, Blackwood and Districts Young Liberals 1985-88
  • Vice-President, Clare Branch, Liberal Party 2002-04
  • President, Clare Branch, Liberal Party 2004-08
  • President, Wakefield FEC 2006-08
  • Member, Liberal Party Federal Executive 2007-10
  • Member, Liberal Party Federal Finance Committee 2007-10
  • President, Liberal Party (SA) 2007-10
  • Life Member, Liberal Party State Council (SA) from 2010
Personal
  • Born 2.1.1962, Clare, Australia
  • Single
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • Real Estate Certificate (Gawler College of Further Education)
  • Real Estate Agency (Douglas Mawson Institute)
  • Auctioneer, Land and Estate Agent 1980-96
  • Vigneron and winemaker from 1996