Speeches First speech Browse all speeches (Hansard) Biography Parliamentary service Declared elected 9.2.2018 as a Senator for Tasmania by the High Court of Australia, vice J Lambie (resigned). Defeated at general elections 2019. Committee service Joint Standing: Trade and Investment Growth served from 10.9.2018 to 30.6.2019Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit served from 27.6.2018 to 30.6.2019Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Community Affairs: Legislation served from 27.6.2018 to 3.4.2019; Community Affairs: References served from 27.6.2018 to 3.4.2019; Environment and Communications: Legislation served from 27.6.2018 to 30.6.2019; Environment and Communications: References served from 27.6.2018 to 30.6.2019Senate Standing: Regulations and Ordinances served from 27.6.2018 to 30.6.2019 Parliamentary party positions Independent. Served: 09.02.2018 to 28.05.2018The Nationals. Served: 28.05.2018 to 30.06.2019 Personal Born: 3.10.1960, Devonport, AustraliaGender: Male Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament Newsagent Operator.Restauranteur. Local Government service Alderman, Devonport City Council from 2009.Mayor, Devonport City Council from 2011. Honours Awarded the Centenary Medal, 1.1.2001.