Senator Dean Smith

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Senator for Western Australia

Positions
Deputy Government Whip in the Senate
Chair of Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit
Party
Liberal Party of Australia
Chamber
Senate

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

48 Ventnor Avenue
West Perth, WA, 6005

Postal address

PO Box 930
West Perth, WA, 6872

Telephone:
08 9481 0349
Fax:
08 9321 4876
Toll Free:
1300 301 849

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 3707
Fax:
(02) 6277 5792

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Chosen by the Parliament of Western Australia on 2.5.2012 under section 15 of the Constitution to represent that State in the Senate, vice J Adams (deceased). (term ended 01.07.2016). Elected to the Senate for Western Australia 2016. (term began 02.07.2016).
Parliamentary positions
  • Temporary Chair of Committees from 12.11.13 to 9.5.16
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Privileges from 13.11.2013 to 09.05.2016; House from 14.10.2015 to 09.05.2016; Procedure from 14.10.2015 to 09.05.2016; Procedure from 01.09.2016 to 10.09.2018; Privileges from 01.09.2016; Environment and Communications: References from 09.02.2017 to 21.03.2018 (Substitute member from 09.02.2017 to 21.03.2018); Appropriations, Staffing and Security from 22.06.2017; House from 10.09.2018; Selection of Bills from 10.09.2018.
  • Senate Select: National Broadband Network from 02.12.2013 to 04.02.2016; Abbott Government's Commission of Audit from 12.12.2013 to 19.06.2014; Abbott Government's Budget Cuts from 17.07.2014 to 11.08.2015; Scrutiny of Government Budget Measures from 11.08.2015 to 09.05.2016; Red Tape from 24.11.2016 to 17.08.2017; Exposure Draft of the Marriage Amendment (Same-Sex Marriage) Bill from 01.12.2016; Funding for Research into Cancers with Low Survival Rates from 01.12.2016; National Integrity Commission from 15.02.2017; Lending to Primary Production Customers from 22.06.2017 to 17.08.2017; Electric Vehicles from 27.06.2018.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Community Affairs: Legislation from 09.05.2012 to 04.02.2016; Community Affairs: References from 09.05.2012 to 01.07.2014; Finance and Public Administration: Legislation from 13.11.2013 to 23.02.2016; Finance and Public Administration: References from 13.11.2013 to 23.02.2016; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: Legislation from 12.10.2015 to 09.05.2016; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: References from 12.10.2015 to 09.05.2016; Economics: Legislation from 23.02.2016 to 09.05.2016; Economics: References from 23.02.2016 to 09.05.2016; Finance and Public Administration: Legislation from 01.09.2016; Community Affairs: Legislation from 01.09.2016; Economics: References from 03.04.2017 (Substitute member from 03.04.2017).
  • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 09.05.2012 to 09.05.2016; Human Rights from 20.08.2012 to 09.05.2016 (Chair from 11.02.2014 to 18.03.2015); Public Works from 02.03.2015 to 09.05.2016 (Chair from 04.03.2015 to 09.05.2016); Public Works from 12.09.2016 to 22.03.2018; Public Accounts and Audit from 12.09.2016 (Chair from 12.09.2016).
  • Joint Standing: Treaties from 09.05.2012 to 01.07.2014; National Broadband Network from 10.09.2012 to 05.08.2013; National Disability Insurance Scheme from 02.12.2013 to 01.07.2014; Northern Australia from 12.09.2016; National Broadband Network from 15.09.2016; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 22.06.2017.
  • Joint Select: Northern Australia from 01.07.2014 to 09.05.2016; Trade and Investment Growth from 25.09.2014 to 09.05.2016.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Deputy Government Whip from 13.10.15 to 9.5.16
  • Deputy Government Whip from 30.8.16
Party positions
  • Member, Liberal Party of Australia (WA) from 1987
  • State President, Young Liberal Movement of Australia (WA) 1990-91
  • Member, Federal Executive, Young Liberal Movement of Australia 1990-91
  • Delegate to State Council (WA) 1990-94
  • Delegate to State Council (WA) 2007-17
  • Member, State Executive (WA) 2007-12
  • State Treasurer, Liberal Party of Australia (WA) 2008-12
  • Member, State Management Executive (WA) 2008-12
  • Delegate, Federal Council, Liberal Party of Australia 2008-12
  • Patron, Young Liberal Movement of Australia from 2013
  • Vice-Patron, Young Liberal Movement of Australia (WA) from 2013
Personal
  • Born 15.05.1969, Perth, Australia.
  • Single
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BA(Hons)(UWA)
  • Graduate Diploma, Financial Services, ANZIIF
  • Manager, Parliamentary and Policy, Federal Secretariat, Liberal Party of Australia 1996-98
  • Principal Policy Adviser, Office of the Premier of Western Australia 1998-2001
  • Senior Adviser, Office of the Prime Minister, September-October 1998
  • Chief of Staff, Minister for Ageing 2001-02
  • Special Adviser, Office of Minister for Justice and Customs 2002
  • General Manager, Government Relations, IAG 2002-04
  • Head, Insurance Strategy, IAG 2004-05
  • General Manager, Government Affairs, SingTel Optus 2005-09
  • Owner, Smith&Duda Consulting 2011-12
Honours
  • Distinguished Service Award, Liberal Party of Australia 2011