Speeches First speech Browse all speeches (Hansard) Biography Parliamentary service Elected to the Senate for Victoria 2010. Re-elected 2016. Resigned 26.8.2020. Committee service Joint Statutory: Human Rights served from 12.12.2016 to 13.12.2016Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Finance and Public Administration: Legislation served from 5.7.2011 to 11.11.2013; Finance and Public Administration: References served from 5.7.2011 to 11.11.2013; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: Legislation served as Substitute member from 18.8.2011 to 19.9.2011; Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: References served as Substitute member from 16.5.2013 to 23.7.2013; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: Legislation served as Substitute member from 17.7.2014 to 10.11.2014; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: Legislation served as Substitute member from 12.2.2015 to 11.8.2015; Finance and Public Administration: References served as Substitute member from 10.8.2017 to 16.10.2017Senate Select: Abbott Government's Commission of Audit served from 12.12.2013 to 18.12.2013; Abbott Government's Commission of Audit served as Chair from 19.12.2013 to 19.6.2014; Health served from 7.7.2014 to 25.6.2015; Scrutiny of Government Budget Measures served from 7.7.2014 to 9.7.2014; Scrutiny of Government Budget Measures served as Chair from 10.7.2014 to 15.6.2015; Strengthening Multiculturalism served as Chair from 7.2.2017 to 17.8.2017; Political Influence of Donations served from 17.8.2017 to 6.6.2018; Obesity Epidemic in Australia served from 10.5.2018 to 17.5.2018; Obesity Epidemic in Australia served as Chair from 18.5.2018 to 5.12.2018; Jobs for the Future in Regional Areas served from 31.7.2019 to 5.8.2019; Jobs for the Future in Regional Areas served as Chair from 6.8.2019 to 4.12.2019 Parliamentary party positions Australian Greens Spokesperson on Health (including Preventive), Dental Health, Sport, Gambling, Multiculturalism, East Timor and West Papua from 1.7.2011 to 11.11.2013.Australian Greens Spokesperson on Health, Dental Health, Sport, Gambling and Multiculturalism from 11.11.2013 to 1.7.2014.Australian Greens Spokesperson on Health, Multiculturalism and Sport from 1.7.2014 to 25.5.2015.Leader of the Federal Parliamentary Australian Greens from 6.5.2015 to 3.2.2020.Australian Greens Spokesperson on Prime Minister and Cabinet, Health, Sport and Multiculturalism from 25.5.2015 to 25.8.2016.Australian Greens Spokesperson on Health, Sport and Multiculturalism from 25.8.2016 to 5.7.2019.Australian Greens Spokesperson on Health, Multiculturalism, Foreign Policy and Climate Change and Energy (Senate) from 5.7.2019 to 26.8.2020. Party positions Founding Member of the Australian Greens Melbourne and Moreland Branches.National Councillor of the Australian Greens.State Councillor of the Australian Greens.Regional Councillor of the Australian Greens.Policy Co-ordinator of the Australian Greens State Branch (Vic.) from 2005 to 2006.Co-ordinator for the Australian Greens Strategic Plan, 2007. Personal Born: 6.6.1970, Melbourne, AustraliaGender: MaleMarital Status: Married Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament MBBS (Monash University).MHS (La Trobe University).MPH (La Trobe University).FAFPHM (Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine).FACRRM (Australasian College of Rural and Remote Medicine).General Practitioner at Aboriginal Health Service, Tennant Creek (NT), Community Health, Brunswick and Fitzroy, (Vic.) and rural locum work from 1996 to 2002.Public Health Registrar at the Department of Human Services from 2002 to 2005.International Public Health, Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne from 2005 to 2007. .Farmer, Otway Ranges (Vic.) from 2007.Drug and Alcohol Clinician, Geelong (Vic.) from 2008. .