Former Senator Brian Harradine

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Former Senator

Party
UNKNOWN
Chamber
Senate

Biography

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
  • Senate Standing: Library from 4.3.1976 to 29.4.1996; Appropriations and Staffing from 11.5.1983 to 2.5.1996; Regulations and Ordinances from 10.5.1984 to 29.5.1984.
  • Senate Select: The Operations of the Mount Lyell Company from 11.11.1976 to 3.12.1976; Industrial Relations Legislation from 18.5.1982 to 26.10.1982; Video Material from 18.10.1984 to 28.3.1985; Human Embryo Experimentation Bill 1985 from 17.10.1985 to 8.10.1986; Community Standards Relevant to the Supply of Services Utilising Electronic Technologies from 21.6.1991 to 23.6.1992; Community Standards Relevant to the Supply of Services Utilising Electronic Technologies from 12.5.1993 to 26.6.1997; Information Technologies from 1.9.1997 to 9.11.1998; New Tax System from 2.12.1998 to 30.4.1999 (Participating member from 2.12.1998 to 30.4.1999); Information Technologies from 30.3.1999 to 7.12.2000.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Community Affairs: Legislation from 10.10.1994 to 30.6.2005 (Participating member from 10.10.1994 to 30.6.2005); Economics: Legislation from 10.10.1994 to 30.6.2005 (Participating member from 10.10.1994 to 30.6.2005); Employment, Education and Training: Legislation from 10.10.1994 to 9.11.1998 (Participating member from 10.10.1994 to 9.11.1998); Environment, Recreation, Communications and the Arts: Legislation from 10.10.1994 to 9.11.1998 (Participating member from 10.10.1994 to 9.11.1998); Finance and Public Administration: Legislation from 10.10.1994 to 30.6.2005 (Participating member from 10.10.1994 to 30.6.2005); Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: Legislation from 10.10.1994 to 30.6.2005 (Participating member from 10.10.1994 to 30.6.2005); Legal and Constitutional Affairs: Legislation from 10.10.1994 to 30.6.2005 (Participating member from 10.10.1994 to 30.6.2005); Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: Legislation from 10.10.1994 to 30.6.2005 (Participating member from 10.10.1994 to 30.6.2005); Finance and Public Administration: References from 17.11.1994 to 29.4.1996 (Participating member from 17.11.1994 to 29.4.1996); Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: References from 18.9.1995 to 30.6.2005 (Participating member from 18.9.1995 to 30.6.2005); Community Affairs: References from 8.5.1996 to 21.5.1996 (Participating member from 8.5.1996 to 21.5.1996); Community Affairs: References from 24.11.1998 to 30.6.2005 (Participating member from 24.11.1998 to 30.6.2005); Economics: References from 24.11.1998 to 30.6.2005 (Participating member from 24.11.1998 to 30.6.2005); Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts: Legislation from 24.11.1998 to 30.6.2005 (Participating member from 24.11.1998 to 30.6.2005); Finance and Public Administration: References from 24.11.1998 to 30.6.2005 (Participating member from 24.11.1998 to 30.6.2005); Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: References from 24.11.1998 to 30.6.2005 (Participating member from 24.11.1998 to 30.6.2005); Legal and Constitutional Affairs: References from 24.11.1998 to 30.6.2005 (Participating member from 24.11.1998 to 30.6.2005); Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts: References from 24.11.1998 to 30.6.2005 (Participating member from 24.11.1998 to 30.6.2005); Employment, Workplace Relations, Small Business and Education: References from 7.12.1998 to 11.2.2002 (Participating member from 7.12.1998 to 11.2.2002); Employment, Workplace Relations, Small Business and Education: Legislation from 7.12.1998 to 11.2.2002 (Participating member from 7.12.1998 to 11.2.2002); Employment, Workplace Relations and Education: Legislation from 11.3.2002 to 30.6.2005 (Participating member from 11.3.2002 to 30.6.2005); Employment, Workplace Relations and Education: References from 11.3.2002 to 30.6.2005 (Participating member from 11.3.2002 to 30.6.2005).
  • Joint Standing: Electoral Matters from 21.1.1987 to 16.6.1992; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 18.5.1993 to 30.6.2005.
  • Joint Select: Electoral Reform from 28.2.1985 to 5.6.1987; Video Material from 20.3.1985 to 28.4.1988.
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
Personal
  • Born 9.1.1935, Quorn, Australia
  • Died 14.4.2014
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • Casual work with Commonwealth Railways and Postal Service
  • Union official
  • Secretary-General, Tasmanian Trades and Labour Council, 1964-76
Military Service
  • National Service and CMF