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Senator Paul Scarr

Senator Paul Scarr

Senator for QLD

Positions
Deputy Opposition Whip in the Senate
Chair of Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee
Deputy Chair of Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee
Party
Liberal Party of Australia
Chamber
Senate

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

Tenancy 3, Level 6, Springfield Tower
145 Sinnathamby Boulevard
Springfield Central, QLD, 4300

Postal address

PO Box 4287
Springfield Central, QLD, 4300

Telephone:
(07) 3186 9350
Local Call*:
1300 884 489

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Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 3712

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the Senate for Queensland 2019.
Committee service
  • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit served from 2.7.2019 to 11.4.2022; Law Enforcement served from 2.7.2019 to 13.5.2021; Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity served from 11.2.2020 to 12.2.2020; Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity served as Chair from 13.2.2020 to 1.12.2021; Corporations and Financial Services served from 13.5.2021 to present
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Finance and Public Administration: Legislation served from 2.7.2019 to 3.2.2021; Finance and Public Administration: References served from 2.7.2019 to 3.2.2021; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: References served from 3.2.2021 to 25.7.2022; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: Legislation served from 3.2.2021 to 25.7.2022; Economics: Legislation served from 21.10.2021 to 22.10.2021; Economics: Legislation served from 21.10.2021 to 21.10.2021; Economics: References served from 21.10.2021 to 21.10.2021; Economics: References served as Deputy Chair from 22.10.2021 to 25.7.2022; Economics: Legislation served as Chair from 22.10.2021 to 25.7.2022; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: References served as Chair from 3.8.2022 to present; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: Legislation served as Deputy Chair from 3.8.2022 to present
  • Senate Select: Jobs for the Future in Regional Areas served from 1.8.2019 to 4.12.2019; Australia as a Technology and Financial Centre served from 11.9.2019 to 20.10.2021; COVID-19 served as Substitute member from 30.7.2021 to 30.7.2021; COVID-19 served as Substitute member from 21.9.2021 to 21.9.2021
  • Senate Standing: Scrutiny of Bills served from 2.7.2019 to present; Scrutiny of Delegated Legislation served from 2.7.2019 to present; Selection of Bills served from 1.8.2022 to present
Parliamentary party positions
  • Opposition Deputy Whip in the Senate from 26.7.2022.
Party positions
  • Member of the Liberal Party (Queensland Branch) from 1987.
  • Editor of the Young Liberals Magazine (Queensland Branch), 1990.
  • Chair of the Young Liberals Policy Committee (Queensland Branch), 1993.
  • Chairman of the Liberal Party Hawken Drive Branch from 1997 to 1999.
  • Secretary of the Liberal National Party Indooroopilly State Electoral Council from 2013 to 2016.
  • Vice-Chairman of the Liberal National Party Moreton Federal Electoral Council from 2013 to 2016.
  • Chairman of the Liberal National Party Indooroopilly State Electoral Council, 2016.
  • Chairman of the Liberal National Party Miller State Electoral Council, 2017.
  • Honorary Life Member of the Liberal National Party Young Branch, 2017.
Personal
  • Born 20.8.1969, Sydney, Australia
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • LLB(Hons) (University of Queensland).
  • BCom (University of Queensland).
  • GradDipAppCorpGov (Governance Institute of Australia).
  • FGIA (Governance Institute of Australia).
  • Articled Clerk at Allens (Brisbane) from 1992 to 1993.
  • Solicitor and Senior Associate at Allens (Brisbane) from 1994 to 1999.
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland, 1994.
  • Senior Associate at Allens (Papua New Guinea) from 1999 to 2001.
  • Solicitor of the National Court of Papua New Guinea, 1999.
  • Senior Associate at Allens (Brisbane) from 2002 to 2005.
  • Senior Associate at King & Wood Mallesons (Brisbane) from 2005 to 2007.
  • General Counsel of PanAust Limited from 2007 to 2019.
  • Company Secretary of PanAust Limited from 2007 to 2015.

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