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 10.5.2012 to 9.5.2016.
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 18.6.2014; 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 (formerly Abbott Government's Budget Cuts) 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 of the Young Liberals Blackwood and Districts Branch from 1985 to 1988.
  • Vice-President of the Liberal Party Clare Branch from 2002 to 2004.
  • President of the Liberal Party Clare Branch from 2004 to 2008.
  • President of the Wakefield Federal Electorate Council from 2006 to 2008.
  • Member of the Liberal Party Federal Executive from 2007 to 2010.
  • Member of the Liberal Party Federal Finance Committee from 2007 to 2010.
  • President of the Liberal Party State Branch (SA) from 2007 to 2010.
  • Life Member of the Liberal Party State Council (SA) from 2010.
Personal
  • Born 2.1.1962, Clare, Australia
  • Single
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • CertRealEstate (Gawler College of Further Education).
  • Real Estate Agency.
  • Auctioneer, Land and Estate Agent 1980-96.
  • Vigneron and winemaker from 1996.