Senator Paul Scarr

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Senator for Queensland

Positions
Chair of Parliamentary Joint Committee on the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity
Party
Liberal Party of Australia
Chamber
Senate

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

Commonwealth Parliament Office Level 25 Waterfront Place
1 Eagle Street
Brisbane, QLD, 4000

Postal address

GPO Box 228
Brisbane, QLD, 4001

Telephone:
(07) 3211 7240

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 3712
Fax:

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the Senate for Queensland 2019.
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Regulations and Ordinances from 2.7.2019; Scrutiny of Bills from 2.7.2019.
  • Senate Select: Jobs for the Future in Regional Areas from 1.8.2019; Financial Technology and Regulatory Technology from 11.9.2019.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Finance and Public Administration: Legislation from 2.7.2019; Finance and Public Administration: References from 2.7.2019.
  • Joint Statutory: Law Enforcement (formerly National Crime Authority from 15.6.1984 to 1.1.2003 and Australian Crime Commission from 1.1.2003 to 24.11.2010) from 2.7.2019; Public Accounts and Audit from 2.7.2019; Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity from 11.2.2020 (Chair from 13.2.2020).
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.