Former Senator Barry O'Sullivan

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Former Senator

Party
The Nationals
Chamber
Senate

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Chosen by the Parliament of Queensland on 11.2.2014 under section 15 of the Constitution to represent that State in the Senate, vice B Joyce (resigned). Elected to the Senate for Queensland 2016. Retired at the expiration of term 2019.
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Publications from 1.7.2014 to 10.9.2015; Senators' Interests from 15.2.2017.
  • Senate Select: School Funding from 3.3.2014 to 18.3.2014; Murray-Darling Basin Plan from 23.2.2016 to 9.5.2016; National Integrity Commission from 15.2.2017; Political Influence of Donations from 11.9.2017.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: Legislation from 3.3.2014 to 1.7.2014; Education and Employment: Legislation from 1.7.2014 to 3.3.2015; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: Legislation from 1.7.2014 to 10.9.2015; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: Legislation from 4.2.2016 to 9.5.2016; Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: Legislation from 1.9.2016 (Chair from 1.9.2016); Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: References from 1.9.2016.
  • Joint Statutory: Public Works from 3.3.2014 to 1.7.2014; Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity from 1.7.2014 to 10.9.2015; Law Enforcement from 1.7.2014 to 10.9.2015; Law Enforcement from 4.2.2016 to 9.5.2016; Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity from 4.2.2016 to 9.5.2016; Human Rights from 23.2.2016 to 15.3.2016; Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity from 12.9.2016; Law Enforcement from 12.9.2016 to 16.8.2017; Law Enforcement from 3.10.2017 to 17.10.2017; Law Enforcement from 5.2.2018 to 12.2.2018.
  • Joint Standing: National Disability Insurance Scheme from 3.3.2014 to 1.7.2014; Publications from 7.7.2014 to 9.5.2016 (Chair from 26.8.2014 to 9.5.2016); Electoral Matters from 4.2.2016 to 9.5.2016; Electoral Matters from 12.9.2016; Law Enforcement from 16.8.2017 to 3.10.2017.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Nationals Whip in the Senate from 1.7.2014 to 10.9.2015.
  • Nationals Whip in the Senate from 24.2.2016 to 9.5.2016.
Party positions
  • Chair of the Nationals Rockhampton Branch.
  • Chair of the Nationals Rockhampton State Electorate Council.
  • Director of the Nationals Rockhampton Campaign Committee.
  • Member of the Liberal National Party Candidate Review Committee from 2008 to 2013.
  • Treasurer of the Liberal National Party State Branch (Qld.) from 2009 to 2013.
  • Chair of the Liberal National Party Candidate Review Committee from 2010 to 2013.
Personal
  • Born 24.3.1957, Gogango, Australia
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • Police officer 1976-91
  • Grazier from 1979
  • Managing Director, Jilbridge Pty Ltd and NewLands Group Holdings Pty Ltd 1991-2013