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Former Senator Brian Harradine

Former Senator Brian Harradine

Former Senator



Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the Senate for Tasmania 1975. Re-elected 1980, 1983, 1987, 1993 and 1998. Retired prior to general elections 2004.
Committee service
  • Joint Select: Electoral Reform served from 20.3.1985 to 5.6.1987; Video Material served from 20.3.1985 to 28.4.1988
  • Joint Standing: Electoral Matters served from 21.10.1987 to 16.6.1992; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade served from 18.5.1993 to 30.6.2005
  • Senate Select: The Operations of the Mount Lyell Company served from 11.11.1976 to 3.12.1976; Industrial Relations Legislation served from 18.5.1982 to 19.5.1982; Industrial Relations Legislation served as Chair from 20.5.1982 to 26.10.1982; Video Material served from 18.10.1984 to 28.3.1985; Human Embryo Experimentation Bill 1985 served from 17.10.1985 to 8.10.1986; Community Standards Relevant to the Supply of Services Utilising Electronic Technologies served from 21.6.1991 to 26.6.1997; Information Technologies served from 1.9.1997 to 7.12.2000
  • Senate Standing: Parliamentary Library served from 4.3.1976 to 29.4.1996; Appropriations and Staffing served from 11.5.1983 to 29.4.1996; Regulations and Ordinances served from 10.5.1984 to 20.2.1985
Conferences, delegations and visits
  • Parliamentary Adviser to the Australian Delegation at the 32nd Session of the UN General Assembly, New York, September-December 1977.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Pakistan and India, July-August 1981.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to the South Pacific, July-August 1983.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to the European Parliamentary Institutions, Strasbourg, September-October 1985.
  • Delegate, 34th CPA Conference, Canberra, September 1988.
  • Member, 82nd IPU Conference, London, September 1989.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to the European Parliamentary Institutions and Ireland, August-September 1991.
  • Attended UN World Conference on Human Rights, Vienna, June 1993.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to OECD (Paris), Kenya, Ethiopia and Eritrea, June-July 1996.
  • Study tour, Italy, October-November 2000.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to USA, September 2001.
  • Attended UN General Assembly Special Session on Children, New York, May 2002.
Other positions
  • Member of the Parliamentary Pro-Life Group.
  • Member of the Amnesty International Parliamentary Group.
  • Member of the ALP Federal Executive.
  • Member of the Intelligent Island Board.
  • Member of the Parliamentary Christian Fellowship.
  • Member of the ACTU Executive from 1964 to 1976.
  • ACTU Delegate at the ILO Conference on role of Co-operatives on Economic and Social Development of Developing Countries, 1965.
  • ACTU Delegate at the ICFTU World Conference, Amsterdam, 1965.
  • ACTU Delegate at the Asian Regional Conference, Kuala Lumpur, 1973.
  • ACTU Delegate on the Government's Advisory Council on Social Security and Welfare from 1973 to 1974.
  • ACTU Delegate at Asian Labour Laws Conference, Kuala Lumpur, 1975.
  • ACTU Delegate at Trade Unions and Co-operatives, Thailand, 1975.
  • Born: 9.1.1935, Quorn, Australia
  • Died: 14.4.2014
  • Gender: Male
  • Marital Status: Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • Casual work with Commonwealth Railways and Postal Service.
  • Union official.
  • Secretary-General of the Trades and Labour Council (Tas.) from 1964 to 1976.
Military Service
  • National Service and CMF.

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