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Former Senator Judith Adams

Former Senator Judith Adams

Former Senator

Liberal Party of Australia


Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the Senate for Western Australia, 2004. Re-elected 2010. Died in Office, 31.3.2012.
Parliamentary positions
  • Temporary Chair of Committees from 7.7.2011 to 31.3.2012.
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Scrutiny of Bills from 23.3.2007 to 11.2.2008 (Deputy Chair from 9.5.2007 to 11.2.2008); Senators' Interests from 13.2.2008 to 31.3.2012; Selection of Bills from 13.2.2008 to 4.2.2009; Selection of Bills from 12.5.2009 to 31.3.2012.
  • Senate Select: Regional and Remote Indigenous Communities from 20.3.2008 to 24.9.2010; Men's Health from 13.11.2008 to 4.2.2009; Men's Health from 12.5.2009 to 15.6.2009.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Community Affairs: Legislation from 1.7.2005 to 11.9.2005; Community Affairs: References from 1.7.2005 to 11.9.2005; Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts: References from 11.10.2005 to 11.9.2006; Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport from 9.5.2007 to 11.2.2008; Community Affairs: Legislation from 14.5.2009 to 31.3.2012; Community Affairs: References from 14.5.2009 to 31.3.2012.
  • Joint Standing: Electoral Matters from 26.2.2007 to 17.10.2007; National Capital and External Territories from 11.3.2010 to 31.3.2012.
Conferences, delegations and visits
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Malaysia and Japan, April 2006.
  • Attended Australasian Scrutiny of Legislation Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, July-August 2007.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to New Zealand, April 2008.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Denmark, Sweden and Greece, April 2011.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Opposition Deputy Whip in the Senate from 3.12.2007 to 31.3.2012.
Party positions
  • Member of the Liberal Party Katanning Branch (WA) from 1978 to 1982.
  • Member of the Liberal Party Kojonup Branch (WA) from 1996 to 31.3.2012.
  • Secretary of the Liberal Party Kojonup Branch (WA) from 1996 to 2000.
  • Member of the Liberal Party State Council (WA) from 1997 to 2005.
  • Vice-President of the Liberal Party State Women's Council (WA) from 1998 to 2002.
  • President of the Liberal Party O'Connor Division (WA) from 2000 to 2004.
  • Member of the Liberal Party State Executive (WA) from 2000 to 2004.
  • Secretary of the Liberal Party Kojonup Branch (WA) from 2002 to 2004.
  • Vice-President of the Liberal Party State Women's Council (WA), 2004.
Other positions
  • Justice of the Peace.
  • Member of the King Edward and Princess Margaret Hospital Board, Perth from 1994 to 1997.
  • President of the Country Hospital Board's Council of Western Australia from 1994 to 1995.
  • Member of the Aged Care Planning Advisory Committee (WA) from 1996 to 2003.
  • Member of the Metropolitan Health Service Board, Perth from 1997 to 2001.
  • Born 11.4.1943, Picton, New Zealand
  • Died 31.3.2012, Kalamunda
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • CertN (University of New Zealand).
  • Post Basic Diploma in Operating Theatre Nursing.
  • Nurse from 1961 to 1971.
  • Farmer from 1973.
  • Rural Health Consultant from 2002 to 2003.
Military Service
  • New Zealand Territorial Army: No. 2 General Hospital, 1st Lieutenant (Army Reserve) 1965-70.

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