Senator Wendy Askew

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Senator for Tasmania

Positions
Chair of Community Affairs Legislation Committee
Deputy Chair of Community Affairs References Committee
Party
Liberal Party of Australia
Chamber
Senate

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

Suite 1,
71 Paterson Street
Launceston, TAS, 7250

Postal address

PO Box 97
Launceston, TAS, 7250

Telephone:
(03) 6331 8501
Toll Free:
1300 134 468

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 3204
Fax:

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Appointed by the Governor of Tasmania on 6.3.2019 under section 15 of the Constitution to represent that State in the Senate, vice D Bushby (resigned).
Committee service
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Community Affairs: Legislation from 3.4.2019 (Chair from 3.7.2019); Community Affairs: References from 3.4.2019 (Deputy Chair from 3.7.2019); Education and Employment: Legislation from 3.4.2019 to 1.7.2019.
  • Joint Standing: National Disability Insurance Scheme from 3.4.2019; Electoral Matters from 22.7.2019; Parliamentary Library from 22.7.2019.
Party positions
  • Member of the Liberal Party (Tas.) from 2002.
  • Delegate to the Liberal Party State Council (Tas.) from 2004.
  • Member of the Liberal Party State Executive (Tas.) from 2005 to 2008.
  • Treasurer of the Liberal Party (Tas.) from 2005 to 2006.
  • Senior Vice-President of the Liberal Party (Tas.) from 2006 to 2007.
  • Delegate (Tas.) to the Liberal Party Federal Council from 2006 to 2008.
  • Member of the Liberal Party State Executive (Tas.) from 2013 to 2016.
  • Delegate (Tas.) to the Liberal Party Federal Council from 2014 to 2016.
  • Senior Vice-President of the Liberal Party (Tas.), 2016.
Personal
  • Born 16.3.1963, Launceston, Australia
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • DipBusMgmt ()
  • DipBusMgmt (HR) ()
  • Graduate
  • Bank Officer/Manager from 1980 to 2002.
  • Electorate Officer to Senator Guy Barnett from 2002 to 2003.
  • Electorate Officer to Michael Ferguson MP from 2004 to 2007.
  • Head of Office to the Hon Will Hodgman MP (Opposition Leader, Tas.) from 2008 to 2009.
  • General Manager in the disability sector from 2009 to 2010.
  • Bank Manager from 2010 to 2013.
  • Electorate Officer to Andrew Nikolic AM CSC MP from 2013 to 2016.
  • Adviser to Ms Sarah Courtney MP (Tas.), 2016.
  • Adviser to the Hon Dan Tehan MP from 2016 to 2019.