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Dr Dennis Jensen MP

Dr Dennis Jensen MP

Former Member

Liberal Party of Australia
House of Representatives


Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Tangney, Western Australia, 2004. Re-elected 2007, 2010 and 2013. Defeated at general elections 2016.
Committee service
  • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 29.5.2006 to 17.10.2007.
  • Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 25.10.2010 to 9.5.2016; Treaties from 4.12.2013 to 22.10.2015.
  • House of Representatives Standing: Science and Innovation from 1.12.2004 to 17.10.2007; Transport and Regional Services from 1.12.2004 to 17.10.2007; Education and Training (Education and Vocational Training from 1.12.2004 to 17.10.2007) from 11.3.2008 to 19.7.2010; Industry, Science and Innovation from 11.3.2008 to 19.7.2010; Petitions from 25.10.2010 to 9.5.2016 (Chair from 12.12.2013 to 9.5.2016).
Party positions
  • Member of the Liberal Party Geelong Branch from 1997 to 2000.
  • Vice-President of the Liberal Party Brand Division from 2003 to 2004.
  • Member of the Liberal Party Willetton Branch from 2004 to 2009.
  • Member of the Liberal Party Booragoon Branch from 2009.
  • Born 28.2.1962, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • PhD (Monash University).
  • BAppSc (RMIT University).
  • MSc (University of Melbourne).
  • Air traffic controller from 1983 to 1986.
  • Research scientist at the CSIRO from 1995 to 1999.
  • Research scientist and defence analyst from 1999 to 2004.
  • Name: Tangney
  • Location: southern Perth; it includes the suburbs of Alfred Cove, Applecross, Ardross, Attadale, Bateman, Bicton, Booragoon, Brentwood, Bull Creek, Ferndale, Kardinya (part), Leeming (part), Lynwood, Melville, Mount Pleasant, Murdoch, Myaree, Parkwood, Riverton, Rossmoyne, Shelley, Willagee, Willetton and Winthrop.
  • Area: 83 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 94,025 (at 2.7.2016)
  • Industries: light industrial, retail, commercial, medical, education and recreation.
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