Speeches First speech Browse all speeches (Hansard) Biography Parliamentary service Elected to the Senate for Queensland 2016 (term deemed to have begun 1.7.2016). Election ruled void 27.10.17 under section 44 of the Constitution; ruled ineligible from 2.7.16. Committee service Senate Select: Lending to Primary Production Customers from 20.3.17 to 27.10.17 (Chair from 20.3.17). Personal Born 3.5.1955, Disergarh, India.Married. Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament B. Eng. (Honours) (UQ).MBA (University of Chicago Graduate School of Business).Vineyard labourer, 1973.Coal face miner underground, 1977-79.Mining engineer, 1979-83.Mine management, 1983-84.Mine manager, 1984-88.General manager, 1990-93. Publications Various reports, a selection are at www.conscious.com.au.