Former Senator the Hon John Hogg

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Former Senator

Party
Australian Labor Party
Chamber
Senate

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the Senate for Queensland 1996. Re-elected 2001 and 2007. Retired with the expiration of term 2014.
Parliamentary positions
  • Temporary Chair of Committees from 29.9.97 to 19.8.02
  • Deputy President of the Senate and Chair of Committees from 19.8.02 to 25.8.08
  • President of the Senate from 26.8.08 to 30.6.14
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Regulations and Ordinances from 1.7.1996 to 23.9.1997; House from 19.8.2002 to 30.6.2014 (Chair from 26.8.2008 to 30.6.2014); Procedure from 19.8.2002 to 30.6.2014 (Chair from 19.8.2008 to 26.8.2008); Appropriations and Staffing from 26.8.2008 to 30.6.2014 (Chair from 26.8.2008 to 30.6.2014); Library from 26.8.2008 to 30.6.2014 (Chair from 26.8.2008 to 30.6.2014).
  • Senate Select: Superannuation from 27.10.1997 to 1.3.1998; Superannuation and Financial Services from 30.9.1999 to 11.2.2002; Superannuation from 19.3.2002 to 10.12.2002.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: References from 1.7.1996 to 11.9.2006 (Chair from 19.6.1997 to 11.2.2002); Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: Legislation from 1.7.1996 to 10.9.1996; Environment, Recreation, Communications and the Arts: References from 4.12.1996 to 9.11.1998; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: Legislation from 29.5.1997 to 19.8.2002; Economics: References from 5.2.2003 to 10.9.2003; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 11.9.2006 to 30.6.2008.
  • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts from 12.12.1996 to 1.1.1998; Public Accounts and Audit from 1.1.1998 to 5.2.2003; Public Accounts and Audit from 10.9.2003 to 26.8.2008; Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings from 26.8.2008 to 30.6.2014.
  • Joint Standing: National Capital and External Territories from 19.8.2002 to 30.6.2014; Electoral Matters from 9.11.2005 to 6.12.2006.
Conferences, delegations and visits
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to the 102nd IPU Conference, Berlin, Germany and bilateral visit to Italy, October 1999
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea, May 2003
  • Attended 4th General Assembly of Asian Parliaments for Peace, the Philippines, August-September 2003
  • Official visits to Canada and USA, August-September 2004
  • Official visits to Samoa, July 2005
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Trinidad and Tobago and USA, July 2006
  • Leader, Parliamentary Delegation to the Cook Islands, July 2007
  • Leader, Parliamentary Delegation to Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, September-October 2008
  • Official visits to Singapore and the Republic of Korea, December 2008
  • Official visits to Chile, April 2009
  • Leader, Parliamentary Delegation to Canada and Mexico, April-May 2009
  • Official visits to New Zealand, June-July 2009
  • Official visits to Argentina and Colombia, September 2009
  • Leader, Parliamentary Delegation to USA, September 2009
  • Leader, Parliamentary Delegation to China and Hong Kong, November 2009
  • Leader, Parliamentary Delegation to South Korea, February-March 2010
  • Official visit to UK, April 2010
  • Leader, Parliamentary Delegation to France, Belgium and Germany, April-May 2010
  • Leader, Parliamentary Delegation to Ireland and Italy, June 2010
  • Official visit to UK, July 2010
  • Attended 56th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference, Nairobi, Kenya, September 2010
  • Official visits to Tunisia, September 2010
  • Official visits to Denmark, Sweden, Greece, UK and Turkey, April 2011
  • Official visits to Singapore, New Zealand and Tonga, May-June 2011
  • Official visits to Morocco and UK, July 2011
  • Official visits to Peru and USA, September-October 2011
  • Official visits to UK, December 2011
  • Official visits to Belgium, France and Israel, April-May 2012
  • Official visits to Canada and USA, July 2012
  • Official visits to Pakistan, August-September 2012
  • Official visits to UK and Poland, November 2012
  • Official visits to Myanmar and Thailand, April-May 2013
  • Official visits to Argentina and Brazil, May-June 2013
  • Official visits to Cyprus and Russia, July 2013
Party positions
  • Member, ALP National Executive
  • Member, ALP from 1976
  • Delegate, ALP State Conference (Qld) from 1981
  • Member, ALP Administrative Committee from 1982
  • Delegate, ALP National Conference from 1984
  • Chair, ALP National Policy Committee (Government Administration) 1991-94
  • ALP Caucus Secretary from 1.7.02 to 25.8.08
Personal
  • Born 19.3.1949, Brisbane, Australia
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • B.Sc (Qld)
  • Trade union official, Shop Distributive and Allied Employees' Association from 1976
  • Branch Secretary and Member, National Executive 1981-96
  • Branch President, National Executive from 1996