Speeches First speech Browse all speeches (Hansard) Biography Parliamentary service Elected to the Senate for Tasmania 2013 (term began 1.7.2014) and 2016. (Palmer United Party to 24.11.14; Independent from 24.11.14-14.5.15; Jacqui Lambie Network from 14.5.15). Resigned 14.11.17. Committee service Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: Legislation and References from 9.8.17 to 14.11.17.Senate Select: Political Influence of Donations from 4.9.17 to 14.11.17. Parliamentary party positions Deputy Leader of the Palmer United Party in the Senate from 1.7.14 to 19.11.14.Palmer United Party Deputy Whip from 1.7.14 to 19.11.14. Personal Born 26.2.1971, Ulverstone, Tas. Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament Soldier, Australian Defence Forces 1989-2000. Military Service Royal Australian Corps of Transport 1990-95.Royal Australian Corps of Military Police 1996-2000.